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Epstein Theatre auditorium and stage

Lifting the Curtain at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Lifting the Curtain at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Theatres are all about secrets. They may open their foyers and welcome you in but the heart of each building stays hidden – a world of darkness and silence and stealth.

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Wonder Women

Review: Women in World War One

March 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Women in World War One

It’s easy to get caught up in your own life and run around enclosed in a little bubble.

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Scuttlers Tour

Walking in the footsteps of the scuttlers

March 11, 2015 Comments Off on Walking in the footsteps of the scuttlers

On a suitably grey Saturday, I retraced the steps of the formidable gangs of the 19th Century known as scuttlers, recently recreated by Manchester’s Royal Exchange in Rona Munro’s play of the same name.

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From grain to grand dining: the rebirth of Manchester’s Corn Exchange

March 6, 2015 Comments Off on From grain to grand dining: the rebirth of Manchester’s Corn Exchange

There’s a small, dark space in the bowels of Manchester’s Corn Exchange called ‘The Dead Room’. Rumoured to be the spot where two druid lines intersect, it’s an unnerving place, not least because it’s permanently ice-cold and pitch-black.

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Greengate Baths

Historic Greengate Baths in Salford: on the risk list

February 13, 2015 Comments Off on Historic Greengate Baths in Salford: on the risk list

As 2014 drew to a close, The Victorian Society released its list of the top ten most endangered buildings in England and Wales. Included on this was the Grade II* listed Greengate Baths in Salford.

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Alan Johnson

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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