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Outside the Flamingo Lounge, Just So 2019, credit Samuel Mills

Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 21, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

The average Just So parent, judging by appearances, is of approximately the correct vintage for Glastonbury 1997 to be a resonant pop culture reference.

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The Lanterns, Chester Zoo

Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

It should be an odd proposition.

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Vlog – Northern Soul Outdoors: Malham, North Yorkshire

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Vlog – Northern Soul Outdoors: Malham, North Yorkshire

In a new series called Northern Soul Outdoors, Mike Dutson, the man behind the YouTube vlog Muddy Boots, puts on his walking shoes and takes us on a tour of brilliant hikes across the North of England. 

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Disney on Ice

Review: Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena

The mission was simple: survive.

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Review: Liverpool Giants

October 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Liverpool Giants

And so au revoir, at last, to the Giants.

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#BeeInTheCity: Northern Soul chats to Sneezebee

August 28, 2018 Comments Off on #BeeInTheCity: Northern Soul chats to Sneezebee

If you’ve been out and about in Manchester this summer, you’ll probably have noticed some new arrivals in the city. That’s right…the Manchester bees have landed.

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Minton tiles at St George’s Hall in Liverpool

“It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on “It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The window of opportunity is slender. I’m usually on holiday or working, but this year I got lucky.

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Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

Where to start. This is the hardest of reviews to write because I really don’t know what to tell you about the weekend we’ve just had.

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Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

August 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

In the build-up to CBBC’s inaugural three-day Summer Social at Croxteth Country Park, much of the chatter on the local parental grapevine was about one subject: cost.

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Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

July 11, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

Much like a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry or a trip to the Palace Theatre panto, a school outing to Chester Zoo was a rite of passage for North West children born in the 1970s.

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