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Our Year in Pictures: Northern Soul’s Favourite Photos of 2019

December 24, 2019 Comments Off on Our Year in Pictures: Northern Soul’s Favourite Photos of 2019

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is fast approaching.

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Photo Gallery: Manchester Santa through the ages

December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Santa through the ages

Love him or loathe him, Zippy Santa’s absence from Manchester’s Albert Square has been noticeable.

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Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

Castle Howard is a magnificent 300-year-old stately home sitting among rolling hills just outside of York.

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Staying Alive: the campaign to save The Gaumont where the Bee Gees first performed

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Staying Alive: the campaign to save The Gaumont where the Bee Gees first performed

Bee Gees fans from across the world have raised more than £250,000 in just eight days to try and save the former cinema in Manchester’s Chorlton where the brothers first performed live.

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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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“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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