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Author: Helen Nugent

Eliot-Kennedy

“Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul

February 12, 2019 No Comments

Eliot Kennedy has written songs for Mary J. Blige, the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, Boyzone, Bryan Adams, S Club 7 and Take That. Now the Sheffield songwriter is celebrating his 50th birthday with a charity concert in his home town – and he’s invited his musical friends. He talks to Ann Chadwick.

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Photo Gallery: Artist who combines spray paint and dance next in line for The Lowry’s Edit series

February 12, 2019 No Comments

Edit.04: Live Creations by Joe Moran and Dance Art Foundation is the fourth in The Lowry’s Edit series of gallery projects and collaborations.

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Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 12, 2019 No Comments

In 1836, the enormously popular Manchester Music Festival came to a close with a fancy dress ball so grand a temporary structure was built to connect The Portico Library with the nearby Assembly Rooms and Theatre Royal.

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Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore 

Photo Gallery: Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore, Waterside, Sale

February 4, 2019 No Comments

Into The Midst is a newly commissioned body of work by Manchester-based artist Joseph Whitmore. The exhibition explores simulated personal experiences and the ever changing effect digital technology has on history, artefact, and the human condition.

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Switch

Win a pair of tickets to Switch MCR present 8055 & The House (plus a bottle of fizz and some chocolates)

January 31, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to Switch MCR present 8055 & The House (plus a bottle of fizz and some chocolates)

Win a pair of tickets to Switch MCR present 8055 & The House (plus a bottle of fizz and some chocolates). 

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Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme, Humber Street. Image credit: Rob Battersby

Photo Gallery: Place to Place, Liverpool Biennial, Humber Street Gallery, Hull

January 28, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Place to Place, Liverpool Biennial, Humber Street Gallery, Hull

Following on from its acclaimed Jamie Reid exhibition XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and the Spirit, Humber Street Gallery presents Place to Place, an exhibition that showcases three female artists selected by the gallery to be part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme which opens with its first exhibition in Hull.

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The Wailers

Win a pair of tickets to see The Wailers

January 21, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to see The Wailers

Win a pair of tickets to see the legendary Wailers

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Pudding Chare after New Years Eve, Newcastle, by Lee Stoneman

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

January 21, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

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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#CordonBleugh: Northern Soul wants your classic cookbook recipes

January 19, 2019 Comments Off on #CordonBleugh: Northern Soul wants your classic cookbook recipes

Is there anything more nostalgic than food?

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OFF CUT

Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to the final of OFFCUT Festival at Manchester’s 53two

January 19, 2019 Comments Off on Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to the final of OFFCUT Festival at Manchester’s 53two

Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to the final of OFF CUT Festival, the short play competition where you decide, at 53two in Manchester.

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