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Author: Chris Park

Sakana in Manchester

Sakana: Traditional Pan-Asian Cuisine in a Modern Setting

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Sakana: Traditional Pan-Asian Cuisine in a Modern Setting

When I moved to Manchester, Peter Street was the territory of raucous stag nights and lairy hen parties.

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David Mitchell

Review: David Mitchell at the Manchester Literature Festival

November 20, 2014 Comments Off on Review: David Mitchell at the Manchester Literature Festival

The word ‘epic’ is one of those overused words that publishers bring out for every book more than 500 pages long. But it’s easy to believe that this word was coined for the work of David Mitchell.

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Audrey Niffenegger

Manchester Literature Festival Sermon with Audrey Niffenegger

October 23, 2014 Comments Off on Manchester Literature Festival Sermon with Audrey Niffenegger

Some books stay with you long after you have read them.

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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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Paradise Factory

Manchester’s Paradise Factory opens its doors for the last time

August 23, 2014 Comments Off on Manchester’s Paradise Factory opens its doors for the last time

Twenty-one is an important birthday for anyone but what if you are one of the biggest clubs ever to grace Manchester’s scene? Then you celebrate in style. On the back of last year’s phenomenally successful 20th reunion party, Paradise Factory is going out with a bang. Northern Soul caught up with creator Peter Dalton.

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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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Tangled: end of an era for legendary Manchester club night

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Tangled: end of an era for legendary Manchester club night

For anyone who has spent time clubbing in Manchester, the club night Tangled has achieved almost mythic proportions.

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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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Stephen Mangan as Postman Pat

Northern Soul interviews Postman Pat (sort of)

May 23, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul interviews Postman Pat (sort of)

On a beautiful sunny day in Kendal, two local heroes returned home. Yes, Postman Pat and Jess,

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Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

April 20, 2014 Comments Off on Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

It is impossible to walk through Manchester city centre without experiencing the creativity of leading architect Ian Simpson.

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