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The Cotton Famine, Manchester, 19th century,Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org The Cotton Famine: Distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc. at the office of a District Provident Society, Manchester. 19th century The Illustrated London News Published: 1862 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Cotton, Conflict and Culture: The Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Cotton, Conflict and Culture: The Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine

A project to find, collect, and interpret poetry associated with the Lancashire Cotton Famine (1861-65) is gathering pace at Exeter University. Ruth Mather from the university explains the history prior to the launch of recordings of the poems in July.

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Manchester Cathedral, Chris Payne

Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

May 27, 2018 Comments Off on Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

When we were brainstorming venues to host this year’s Northern Soul Awards, there was one building at the top of our list – the iconic Manchester Cathedral.

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The North by Liz Foster Design

Video: Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms? Northern Soul heads to the streets to investigate.

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Video: Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms? Northern Soul heads to the streets to investigate.

Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms? Northern Soul heads to the streets to investigate.

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Making-Thunder-Roar

Review: Making Thunder Roar at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

March 15, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Making Thunder Roar at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Emily Brontë is the most elusive of the famous Brontë siblings.

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Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre. Northern Soul talks to the team behind a new graphic novel

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre. Northern Soul talks to the team behind a new graphic novel

The name of Peterloo is bandied about so much these days that it would be tempting to forget there was never any such place.

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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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Water Brass Band c1880

Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

As Christmas approaches, the streets are alive with the sound of brass bands playing carols.

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Exterior of the Pankhurst Centre © Pankhurst Trust

“Everyone should have the same value within society.” Elaine de Fries from The Pankhurst Trust

December 5, 2017 Comments Off on “Everyone should have the same value within society.” Elaine de Fries from The Pankhurst Trust

Standing at 62 Nelson Street, nestled in the grounds of Manchester Royal Infirmary, The Pankhurst Centre serves as a permanent reminder of the Suffragette movement.

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Bittersweet, The Portico Library

Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

Bittersweet, the latest exhibition from The Portico Library, looks at the abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates in Manchester and the discussions that were taking place at the time.

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