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Review: Mary Shelley – The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

May 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Mary Shelley – The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Her mother, the pioneer radical and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, died after giving birth to her and young Mary Godwin grew up having to pass the room she died in every day.

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Syria: A Conflict Explored. General view of Syria: Story of a Conflict

Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

It’s unusual to go more than a few days without hearing about the war in Syria, either in the news or as part of an appeal for humanitarian assistance.

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Adventures In Egypt, The Atkinson

Adventures in Egypt: The Atkinson’s Egyptologist Tom Hardwick talks to Northern Soul

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Adventures in Egypt: The Atkinson’s Egyptologist Tom Hardwick talks to Northern Soul

Ask someone this: what is the first thing that enters their mind when someone mentions women in the Victorian era?

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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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Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.

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“There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

Hotel Football and its new sibling Cafe Football are a marketing executive’s dream: a hospitality project backed by real life legendary Manchester footballers with football in the title and football memorabilia. 

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One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

It’s Thursday night and I’m taking myself out on the town.

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Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, was one of two photographers at the opening of Never Going Underground. He captured images of Sir Ian McKellen as he launched the exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

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Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

The first two objects in Manchester Museum’s new exhibition Extinction or Survival? are a model of a dodo and a stuffed panda. One is extinct, of course. And the other has been brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts of conservationists across the globe.

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Wonder Materials, glittering graphene, Angela Moore for Museum of Science and Industry

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

July 26, 2016 Comments Off on Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

“We are at the dawn of a new age of material science. And we have a whole new Lego set to play with.”

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