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Tasting Beer with Soul: Twisted Wheel Brew Co.

July 30, 2020 Comments Off on Tasting Beer with Soul: Twisted Wheel Brew Co.

On the face of it, beer and music seem like natural bedfellows.

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Books: Best Northern Reads (Part Two)

April 9, 2020 Comments Off on Books: Best Northern Reads (Part Two)

Where would we be right now without books? For all my enthusiasm to gobble up the latest series of Brooklyn Nine-Nine or bingewatch The Tiger King (if you haven’t given into the hype, then do so immediately), the only thing that quells my internal anxiety and settles my soul is reading. There’s something reassuring about the weight of a book in my hands and the steady back-and-forth of lines on the page. When we’re feeling clipped and stifled, books allow us to fly.

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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Book Review: The Book of Sheffield

February 10, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Book of Sheffield

Twenty-five years ago, Sheffield was mine.

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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

December 29, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

As we approach the end of 2019 (and the beginning of another decade) it’s tricky to remain optimistic – what with Brexit, a general election and a climate crisis. Nevertheless, this year wasn’t all fire and brimstone. If you’re a bookworm or a writer, 2019 was full of great news and excellent reads.

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Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, Everyman, Liverpool

November 29, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, Everyman, Liverpool

Regular Everyman panto-goers could be forgiven for thinking they’re stranded in an endlessly recurring dream.

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Let’s Not Die a Young Man’s Death: Northern Soul talks to Roger McGough

August 8, 2019 Comments Off on Let’s Not Die a Young Man’s Death: Northern Soul talks to Roger McGough

British culture can offer few positions more indicative of popular, mainstream acceptance than an afternoon guest slot on BBC Radio 2.

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Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories: Northern Soul talks to playwright Ian Salmon

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories: Northern Soul talks to playwright Ian Salmon

Like at least 50,000 other Liverpudlians, the writer Ian Salmon recently went on an impromptu holiday to Madrid.

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Beautiful, fruitful, peaceful: discovering Ruskin in Sheffield

April 18, 2019 Comments Off on Beautiful, fruitful, peaceful: discovering Ruskin in Sheffield

Back in mid-80s Sheffield, I was heading towards A levels, my cranium crammed with a hair-gel-scented hotchpotch of concerns both large and small: reggae, The Stranglers, communism and females galore.

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#CordonBleugh: Northern Soul wants your classic cookbook recipes

January 19, 2019 Comments Off on #CordonBleugh: Northern Soul wants your classic cookbook recipes

Is there anything more nostalgic than food?

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