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Isha Karki

And After the Fire, Ash by Isha Karki: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

June 10, 2021 Comments Off on And After the Fire, Ash by Isha Karki: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

Northern Soul is thrilled to have been the media partner for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021. The prize, which is now in its fourth year, was created by Comma Press  and the University of Central Lancashire  as an opportunity to showcase exciting new literary talent from across the UK, imposing no restrictions on entry such as a fee or a first publication.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat. Lizzie Henshaw. Z-arts

Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Z-arts, Manchester

June 9, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Z-arts, Manchester

As I looked at the oversized cat flap, built to let children into Mog the Forgetful Cat’s world, I let out a sigh.

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Miso and Honey Chicken Wings

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Miso and Honey Chicken Wings

June 9, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Miso and Honey Chicken Wings

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco. Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental Grocer, has created a selection of flavoursome recipes to spice up your summer barbecues.

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Len Tabner, untitled (photo © Reuben Tabner)

Image Gallery: Painting from Wild Places, Len Tavner, Inspired by…Gallery, The Moors National Park, Danby

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Painting from Wild Places, Len Tavner, Inspired by…Gallery, The Moors National Park, Danby

An exhibition of work exploring the power of the sea and the impact of industry on the spectacular landscapes of the North opens at the Inspired by… gallery this month.

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Salford School of Arts

Photo Gallery: Harmony, Contrast & Discord, Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Harmony, Contrast & Discord, Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Where did all of our arts schools go?

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“In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on “In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

At Manchester Collective, our work used to be about travelling around the country and performing live concerts to a large number of people packed into relatively small spaces.

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‘Spilled Sunlight ‘ - Cat Moore - Reduction linocut - £350

Image Gallery: New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

May 19, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

The roadmap out of lockdown is well under way in the UK with galleries beginning to reopen their doors to the public.

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Black Sesame and Chocolate Banana Loaf

Celebrate World Baking Day (every day) with tasty bakes from Wing Yip

May 18, 2021 Comments Off on Celebrate World Baking Day (every day) with tasty bakes from Wing Yip

The beginning of the week marked World Baking Day (May 17), but if you’ve still got the baking bug then Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental grocer, has some tasty recipes that will have you heading for the kitchen and cracking out the mixing bowl faster than you can say ‘gingersnap biscuit’.

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A selection of Cranford editions at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

May 12, 2021 Comments Off on A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester is set to reopen its doors to the public after lockdown.

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Yorkshire Picnic Pie by Food2Remember

Yorkshire Recipes: Yorkshire Picnic Pie by Food2Remember

May 5, 2021 Comments Off on Yorkshire Recipes: Yorkshire Picnic Pie by Food2Remember

The coronavirus pandemic lockdown has seen a rise in home cooking, with many people learning new culinary skills and rekindling their love affair with their kitchens.

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