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Alan Johnson talks to Northern Soul about political heroes

January 12, 2015 Comments Off on Alan Johnson talks to Northern Soul about political heroes

Alan Johnson is not your run-of-the-mill politician.

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The Sage Gateshead at night credit Mark Savage

Campaign for the North?

December 14, 2014 4 Comments

Campaign for the North is a new cross-party organisation working towards a regional government for the North of England. Here, the organisation’s campaign director sets out its ambitions. What do you think? Let us know via Twitter @Northern_Soul_or in our comment thread below.

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Chetham's Library, Manchester by Chris Payne

Chetham’s Library: a medieval gem in a modern city

November 16, 2014 Comments Off on Chetham’s Library: a medieval gem in a modern city

Manchester city centre evolves at such a rate of knots these days, it’s entirely possible to feel disorientated if you’ve been away for a fortnight. So there’s something rather reassuring about the knowledge that parts of it haven’t changed for a long time.

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Sheffield Crimean Monument

Sheffield’s Missing War Monument

November 3, 2014 Comments Off on Sheffield’s Missing War Monument

A Grade II listed monument was removed from Sheffield in the 1960s. The Victorian Society says it should be returned to its rightful place.

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IWM

Behind The Scenes at the Imperial War Museum North

November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Behind The Scenes at the Imperial War Museum North

The First World War is a conflict which has remained rooted in our collective consciousness.

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Ancoats Dispensary

The Ancoats Dispensary is on the mend

August 25, 2014 Comments Off on The Ancoats Dispensary is on the mend

Over the last century, Ancoats in Manchester has seen a period of massive change. Victorian mills, where many toiled to make ends meet, are now expensive apartment blocks. But one building which stood firm in the face of this gentrification has been under threat.

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Playing Into the Night

Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

The game was startling in its simplicity but my 12-year-old son stared at the screen as if bringing an Airbus in to land.

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Jerome Caminada

Jerome Caminada: Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes

July 26, 2014 Comments Off on Jerome Caminada: Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes

Life in Manchester’s streets in the latter part of the 19th century was treacherous, with all manner of conmen, murderers and villains roaming the alleyways and ginnels. 

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Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

Muffin the Mule. Val, John and Peter. Zammo. Teletubbies. Mr Tumble. Tracy Beaker.

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Herdwick

Herdwick sheep: a fixture on the fells

May 31, 2014 Comments Off on Herdwick sheep: a fixture on the fells

For anyone who has visited the Lake District or if, like me, you were brought up there, Herdwick sheep are commonplace.

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