Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

Afflecks Palace

The Spirit of Spike Island: Afflecks Palace’s J Fender talks to Northern Soul

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on The Spirit of Spike Island: Afflecks Palace’s J Fender talks to Northern Soul

A mention of the name Afflecks Palace and people in the North usually think of Manchester’s eclectic and much-loved hub of counterculture, not a DIY four-piece band.

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Mont Blanc meringues

Plant-based Christmas recipes: Mont Blanc meringues

November 29, 2021 Comments Off on Plant-based Christmas recipes: Mont Blanc meringues

Here at Northern Soul, we’re gearing up for the festive period and, not surprisingly, starting to think about our annual yuletide feasts.

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Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Bibimbap – Leftover Turkey

November 29, 2021 Comments Off on Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Bibimbap – Leftover Turkey

If you’re anything like the team at Northern Soul, you’ve probably commenced the countdown to Christmas.

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Register of Tradeswomen

“A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

November 26, 2021 Comments Off on “A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline rose by more than a fifth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. In response to this increase in cases, Stopcocks Women Plumbers established the National Register of Tradeswomen to ensure that vulnerable householders, who might feel safer with tradeswomen, are able to find them.

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The official opening of Manchester Christmas Markets 2021 at The Winter Gardens in Piccadilly Gardens With Councillor Pat Karney and loyal German trader Anja Manke. Image by Mark Waugh.

Photo Gallery: Winter Gardens and Christmas Markets, Manchester

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Winter Gardens and Christmas Markets, Manchester

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s festive period was a rather subdued affair.

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Postman Pat: Welcome to Greendale, Lauriston Gallery, Waterside, Sale

Exhibition: Postman Pat – Welcome to Greendale, Waterside, Sale

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition: Postman Pat – Welcome to Greendale, Waterside, Sale

The nation’s favourite postie is back.

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Chocolate chestnut cake

Plant-based Christmas recipes: Chocolate chestnut cake

November 23, 2021 Comments Off on Plant-based Christmas recipes: Chocolate chestnut cake

Here at Northern Soul, we’re gearing up for the festive period and, not surprisingly, starting to think about our annual yuletide feasts.

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Vegetable festive potstickers

Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Festive Vegetable Potstickers

November 23, 2021 Comments Off on Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Festive Vegetable Potstickers

If you’re anything like the team at Northern Soul, you’ve probably commenced the countdown to Christmas.

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Stephen Fretwell. Clay Henry Films. 

Music Review: Stephen Fretwell, Gorilla, Manchester

November 22, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Stephen Fretwell, Gorilla, Manchester

Ducking beneath the rumbling railway arches and skulking down to the side door of Manchester’s Gorilla always brings with it a sneaking feeling of mystery.

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Little Bird

A Little Bird says…we should be defending journalists

November 22, 2021 Comments Off on A Little Bird says…we should be defending journalists

In a series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes in defence of journalists (and how we should really be reading the press). 

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