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Photo Gallery: First Light, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Castlefield New Art Spaces and Creative Industries Trafford, Waterside

March 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: First Light, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Castlefield New Art Spaces and Creative Industries Trafford, Waterside

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen many in-person events turn digital.

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Image Gallery: Fledge – A Year of Birds, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

March 8, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Fledge – A Year of Birds, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been widespread re-engagement with nature and, in particular, a notable increase in the public’s appreciation of Britain’s native birds.

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Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

March 7, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

In a time where filmmaking seems impossible, director Sam Levinson can’t resist the urge to keep us entertained.

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Graze

“Red wine is about depth of flavour, tannins, feel and weight in the mouth.”

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “Red wine is about depth of flavour, tannins, feel and weight in the mouth.”

Last month, drinks enthusiasts from around the world attended the People’s Choice Drinks Awards 2021 from the comfort of their own homes. The awards constitute the only competition to enlist the help of enthusiastic consumers in the judging process. Here, we talk to one of the sponsors, Graze Delicatessen in Lancashire. 

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“People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

At Northern Soul, we continue to commit to sharing good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of Northerners showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide.

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Awaken

Win a weekend pass for Awaken, an online celebration of music for spring at York’s National Centre for Early Music

March 1, 2021 Comments Off on Win a weekend pass for Awaken, an online celebration of music for spring at York’s National Centre for Early Music

Win a weekend pass for Awaken, an online celebration of music for spring at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM). 

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Photo Gallery: Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye for MIF and Fuse

February 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye for MIF and Fuse

Riz Ahmed’s critically acclaimed album, The Long Goodbye Livestream Edition, takes a close-up look at the break-up of a toxic relationship with the country you call home.

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“Online platforms allow us to reach new audiences.” Ella Wild, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

February 15, 2021 Comments Off on “Online platforms allow us to reach new audiences.” Ella Wild, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manchester Science Festival was one of the most popular science festivals in the UK and had become a key event in the city’s cultural calendar. Here, the Science and Industry Museum’s head of festival and events, Ella Wild, discusses the decision to take the festival online and the benefits that audiences can find in digital events.

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Photo Gallery: The Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the North East in 2022

February 8, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the North East in 2022

The most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England will go on display in the North East in 2022.

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Kids and television - image by Amy Stone

Why Northern representation in children’s television matters

January 29, 2021 Comments Off on Why Northern representation in children’s television matters

I have a video of my kids from around February 2020.

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