Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

Comma Press

The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022

July 21, 2021 No Comments

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the fifth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. This is our fourth year as partner for the prestigious prize, run by Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire. Comma’s commitment to the short story and its place in today’s literary narrative is second to none, as is its work to blur cultural and social boundaries.

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1940s wedding dress for Grosvenor Museum's Curated Closet exhibition (taken at Stretton Mill), Credit: Kat Hannon Photography'.

Image Gallery: vintage fashion inspires exhibitions at Grosvenor Museum and Lion Salt Works Museum

July 21, 2021 No Comments

In recent years, second-hand and vintage clothing has enjoyed a resurgence of interest.

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Looking for Emily Williamson, RSPB founder

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on Looking for Emily Williamson, RSPB founder

Who was Emily Williamson?

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Baxters and Fish & Chip shop, Moston Lane, Moston

Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

July 2, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

Manchester’s urban history is being celebrated with a new book featuring images of local independent shops in the 1980s, which already look like a bygone age.

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Char Siu Pork

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Char Sui Pork

June 29, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Char Sui Pork

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco.

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Bronte Parsonage Museum

Keeping the Brontë spirit alive during Covid: Rebecca Yorke from the Brontë Parsonage Museum talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2021 Comments Off on Keeping the Brontë spirit alive during Covid: Rebecca Yorke from the Brontë Parsonage Museum talks to Northern Soul

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, had attracted Brontë fans from across the globe. Its collections are the largest and most important in the world and continue to inspire scholars, writers and artists. But The Brontë Society, which was founded in 1893, is a charity. While it receives public funding from Arts Council England, it relies heavily on admissions and the generosity of members for its income. During lockdown, the museum was forced to closed for the first time in more than a century.

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Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

June 21, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco.

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Waterside © Jason Lock Productions

“We are nothing if not resilient.” Darren Adams, Venue Manager at Waterside, Sale

June 16, 2021 Comments Off on “We are nothing if not resilient.” Darren Adams, Venue Manager at Waterside, Sale

As cultural leaders across the UK begin to fearlessly reopen their venues, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past 14 months.

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Macclesfield forest, Simon Buckley

Image Gallery: Barnaby Bright presents Our Future is Ancient by Not Quite Light

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Barnaby Bright presents Our Future is Ancient by Not Quite Light

The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere usually takes place between June 20 and June 22, and this year it’s expected on June 21 in the UK.

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Roseberry Topping, Ian Scott Massie

Image Gallery: Northern Soul by Ian Scott Massie

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Northern Soul by Ian Scott Massie

At Northern Soul, we’re fans of artwork which showcases our region. But we’re even more interested when an exhibition shares our name.

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