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Monthly Archives: November 2021

Jim Moir, 2 birds

“I can finally say I’ve made some art mark on Manchester.” Jim Moir talks to Northern Soul

November 17, 2021 Comments Off on “I can finally say I’ve made some art mark on Manchester.” Jim Moir talks to Northern Soul

He may have had a long and successful comedy career as Vic Reeves, Britain’s self-styled top light entertainer and singer, but he signs his artwork with his real name.

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Chestnut and shallot tarte tatin. Gaz Oakley in partnership with Merchant Gourmet

Plant-based Christmas recipes: Chestnut and shallot tarte tatin

November 17, 2021 Comments Off on Plant-based Christmas recipes: Chestnut and shallot tarte tatin

Here at Northern Soul, we’re gearing up for the festive period and, not surprisingly, starting to think about our annual yuletide feasts.

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Manchester Art Fair

“The Northern art scene is booming.” Thom Hetherington, CEO of Manchester Art Fair

November 17, 2021 Comments Off on “The Northern art scene is booming.” Thom Hetherington, CEO of Manchester Art Fair

It’s more than a decade since Thom Hetherington, founder and CEO of Manchester Art Fair, was told that a consumer art fair would never work in the North.

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Festive Menu Review: Piccolino, Manchester

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Festive Menu Review: Piccolino, Manchester

Christmas seems to start earlier every year, or so they say.

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Daring to Hope - A Memoir of the 1970’s by Sheila Rowbotham

Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

Three weeks ago, I became a grandmother to little girl called Emerald Green. I keep saying it’s wonderful but, truthfully, I’ve been unnerved by her.

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North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021. Image by Andy Gray.

Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

Something extremely special is on show all year round within the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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Carmen by George Bizet, Opera North, The Lowry

Opera Review: Carmen, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Opera Review: Carmen, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

It’s been so long that I had to check my notes for when I last went to a live opera.

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Mike Leigh. Credit: Myrna Suarez

“My films are like my kids.” Acclaimed film-maker Mike Leigh talks to Northern Soul

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on “My films are like my kids.” Acclaimed film-maker Mike Leigh talks to Northern Soul

Much garlanded and Salford-raised film-maker Mike Leigh, now 78, is speaking to Northern Soul at HOME in Manchester on the occasion of a new touring retrospective of his work.

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'THE THE' at the RAH credit: Andy Paradise

“It was very emotionally charged for me.” The The’s Matt Johnson talks about The Comeback Special

November 10, 2021 Comments Off on “It was very emotionally charged for me.” The The’s Matt Johnson talks about The Comeback Special

When The The’s singer/songwriter/prime mover Matt Johnson became the focus of a documentary, The Inertia Variations, back in 2017, it had an unexpected impact on him.

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Gaz Oakley’s Braised Chestnut and Grain Wellington with a Charred Red Pepper Dressing and Caramelised Red Onion

Plant-based Christmas recipes: Gaz Oakley’s Braised Chestnut and Grain Wellington

November 10, 2021 Comments Off on Plant-based Christmas recipes: Gaz Oakley’s Braised Chestnut and Grain Wellington

Here at Northern Soul, we’re gearing up for the festive period and, not surprisingly, starting to think about our annual yuletide feasts.

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