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A love letter to Southport

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on A love letter to Southport

Since Southport was designated a part of Merseyside in the metropolitan county reshuffle of the early 1970s, some residents have campaigned for the town’s return to Lancashire.

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Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

As Brexit dominates the headlines, Alexandra Jarvis, a writer for the Immigration Advice Service, has some stringent opinions on the impact Brexit will have on our creative sectors. She asks, how do we stop the damage before it’s too late?

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Peterloo Memorial

“Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

August 19, 2019 Comments Off on “Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

“Let’s reboot democracy,” the man on the microphone says, to a loud roar of cheers from the crowd.

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“Maybe there will be some sort of renewal to come out of this.” Polyp, founder of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, talks to Northern Soul

August 17, 2019 Comments Off on “Maybe there will be some sort of renewal to come out of this.” Polyp, founder of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, talks to Northern Soul

It’s a sun-splashed Tuesday morning 72 hours from Peterloo day. I’m at the Kim by the Sea café in regenerated Hulme.

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“Where do you go back to?” Northern Soul explores Stretford Public Hall

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on “Where do you go back to?” Northern Soul explores Stretford Public Hall

An unassuming red-brick building on the corner of a main road (cue attractive pelican crossing), Stretford Public Hall has been home to some pretty incredible moments.

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Meeting Point: Making a difference at Kelham Island Museum

July 9, 2019 Comments Off on Meeting Point: Making a difference at Kelham Island Museum

Something different is coming to Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield. Among the stories of steel, the immense power of the River Don Engine and the makers in Little Mesters lane, a new creative response to the city’s industrial collection is finding its voice.

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Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

June 26, 2019 Comments Off on Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

This summer Manchester will mark the anniversary of a public pro-democracy demonstration on August 16, 1819, and its now infamous and bloody response from the authorities.

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Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

May 14, 2019 Comments Off on Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

Afflecks (or Affleck’s Palace as was) is a Manchester institution. With a history going back to the 1860s, the modern day indie emporium dates to 1982. Northern Soul’s Caleb Everett joins a new tour exploring its secrets.

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Copyright Save Grange Lido

Could a crowdfunding campaign save an Arc Deco gem – the Grange-over-Sands lido?

September 18, 2018 Comments Off on Could a crowdfunding campaign save an Arc Deco gem – the Grange-over-Sands lido?

This is a tale of stupidity beyond belief. It’s 25 years to the week since Grange Lido in the Cumbrian coastal town of Grange-over-Sands was shut.

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Lest We Forget, Imperial War Museum North

Lest We Forget? IWM North stages exhibition exploring how First World War shaped society

July 23, 2018 Comments Off on Lest We Forget? IWM North stages exhibition exploring how First World War shaped society

Lest We Forget? Imperial War Museum North stages exhibition exploring how the First World War has shaped society. 

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