Northern Soul

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Gaynor Jones

“Stay true to the kind of work you want to produce.” Author Gaynor Jones reflects on what it means to be a Northern writer

July 10, 2020 No Comments

Gaynor Jones, winner of Northern Soul Writer of the Year 2018, looks back on a year that was full of surprises.

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The Stinky Chef: Fava e pecorino (broad beans and pecorino cheese)

July 6, 2020 No Comments

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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The Stinky Chef: Risotto di Zafferano (saffron risotto)

July 2, 2020 No Comments

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul? In our current cookery series, James Gingell from The Stinky Chef deli in Rawtenstall, Lancashire shares a selection of delicious recipes.

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Harp & a Monkey

Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

June 30, 2020 No Comments

As the people of Britain embrace the partial reopening of our ‘houses of heritage’, the award-winning song and storytelling Ramsbottom trio Harp & a Monkey are making public the fruits of a new project that celebrates the value of our public museums, galleries and archives.

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Images courtesy of Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 

Photo Gallery: Mary Cicely Fair’s Photography and Herdwick Sheep, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Cumbria

June 29, 2020 No Comments

As the miserable weather continues and we’re being driven back indoors, you might be turning to the internet for entertainment. Back away from the box sets and feast your eyes on this fantastic array of images from Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Cumbria featuring a collection by photographer, writer and archaeologist, Mary Cicely Fair.

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Richard Newton at Bookingham Palace and Vinyl Richie in Chester Market has seen an upturn in spend

Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

As the lockdown restrictions are lessened, many non-essential retail stores are beginning to open their doors.

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The Stinky Chef: Chickpea Flatbread

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Chickpea Flatbread

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

Northern Scran: Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Scran: Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

During lockdown our writers and pals have been cooking up a storm.

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Sea Bass in Crazy Water

The Stinky Chef: Sea bass cooked in ‘crazy water’

June 14, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Sea bass cooked in ‘crazy water’

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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Abigail Mcgourlay, Brewing

Image Gallery: Shortlist, The Arts Society’s Isolation Artwork Competition

June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Shortlist, The Arts Society’s Isolation Artwork Competition

How does the COVID-19 pandemic feel for you? How are you navigating lockdown and social distancing?

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