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Action! Guests step into the spotlight and film their own mini-scene in Smithy Cottage to share on social media

Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

April 12, 2018 No Comments

It’s hard to believe that Emmerdale, or Emmerdale Farm if you’re as old as me and can remember that far back, has been on our screens for 46 years.

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Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

March 20, 2018 Comments Off on The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

Stop the press! Northern Soul is doing something new and proper exciting.

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Barley Hall archeology

Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

I’ve known about the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York for years.

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Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

It’s fair to say that York is a special city. A place where history greets you at every turn. The streets and buildings breathe their storied past, providing the perfect setting for an experience as visceral as the Jorvik Festival.

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Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library, image by Chris Payne.

Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne – along with witches, wizards and other muggles – spent the weekend in a magical world at Manchester’s Central Library

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Peter Cropper at Trig Point, image by David Roberts

Northern Rambles: A nice look at a nicky nook

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Rambles: A nice look at a nicky nook

In a new series, Peter Cropper will be sharing his pick of routes to walk in the North of England.

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The Enchantment of Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

The animals at the zoo have been put under a sleeping enchantment, and only you can help break the spell.

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

When a two-year-old has to be hauled out of a venue screaming “I want it again”, you would generally chalk that one up as a hit.

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Benedict and Dominika Tomczyk-Bowen, image by Hazel Gibson

Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

Picture this. It’s your first day at a new school. You’re a bit scared but you have an imagination the size of a meteor and loads of great ideas to make and draw worlds you want to share with your new pals.

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All aboard the flycycle

Landlines and Watermarks: Northern Soul chats to the brains behind art project, Water Works

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Landlines and Watermarks: Northern Soul chats to the brains behind art project, Water Works

It’s December 2015 and West Yorkshire’s beautiful Calder Valley is celebrating Christmas. Then the rain comes.

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