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Author: Helen Nugent

Newcastle ginnel by Lee Stoneman

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

August 13, 2018 No Comments

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our new favourite…a weind.

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The Blinders, image by Nicola Jaye

Photo Gallery: Blackthorn Music Festival, Manchester

August 13, 2018 No Comments

Located in the stunning setting of Whitebottom Farm is Etherow Country Park, with 3 stages – the main stage situated in the barn (with hay bales for seats), the Meadow stage and the paddock stage which is hosted by Mr Peeps and showcases some of the best emerging bands – Blackthorn Music Festival markets itself as Manchester’s first credible music festival with camping.

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Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

August 13, 2018 No Comments

Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee. 

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Women Walking, Ghislaine Howard

Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

Helen Clapcott can’t identify with the word ‘artist’. Mary Mabbutt has said more than once (in jest) that “Rembrandt didn’t have to put up with this”. Sarah Carvell sees the arrival of the occasional cup of tea to her studio as a significant achievement. Sue Howells describes herself as a housewife who picks up a brush every day. 

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Blackpool - What a Shit Place to Die, Phil Pearson

Theatre Review: Blackpool – What a Shit Place to Die, Three Minute Theatre, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Blackpool – What a Shit Place to Die, Three Minute Theatre, Manchester

At only 50 minutes long with no interval, this play is a real emotional roller-coaster.

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The Northern Soul Awards Preview, Manchester Cathedral, image by Drew Wilby

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Canal St Meet-Up and Northern Soul Awards Preview

July 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Canal St Meet-Up and Northern Soul Awards Preview

Last Thursday saw the Northern Soul/Canal St Meet-up and Northern Soul Awards preview – a top night at the splendid Manchester Cathedral as Northern Soul and Canal St welcomed our friends to get together in the stunning Regimental Chapel to chat, mingle and drink.

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Lest We Forget, Imperial War Museum North

Lest We Forget? IWM North stages exhibition exploring how First World War shaped society

July 23, 2018 Comments Off on Lest We Forget? IWM North stages exhibition exploring how First World War shaped society

Lest We Forget? Imperial War Museum North stages exhibition exploring how the First World War has shaped society. 

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Win a pair of tickets to Signature Living’s Drag Brunch at Cunard House

July 23, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to Signature Living’s Drag Brunch at Cunard House

Win a pair of tickets to Signature Living’s Drag Brunch at Cunard House. 

To celebrate the vibrant and all-inclusive event that is Liverpool Pride, this summer Cunard House will be opening its doors for an incredible Drag Brunch, serving up tuck shop realness for all the family, with a fabulously camp event.

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Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

July 11, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

Much like a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry or a trip to the Palace Theatre panto, a school outing to Chester Zoo was a rite of passage for North West children born in the 1970s.

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Who is your Great Northerner?

July 9, 2018 Comments Off on Who is your Great Northerner?

Who is your Great Northerner? Who gets your vote as a Great Northern Soul?

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