Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

“Music is universal. It touches the soul.” Fran Healey, General Manager, The Stoller Hall

December 21, 2021 Comments Off on “Music is universal. It touches the soul.” Fran Healey, General Manager, The Stoller Hall

The Stoller Hall is, arguably, one of Manchester’s best-kept secrets.

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MMM LanternFestival 2021. Credit Robin Zahler

Photo Gallery: Winter Lantern Festival 2021, West End of Morecambe

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Winter Lantern Festival 2021, West End of Morecambe

Morecambe marked the beginning of the festive season with a beautiful community celebration.

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Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

It was a beautiful moment. As Aslan the lion slowly padded onto the stage in the second half of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the audience erupted into spontaneous applause.

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Kung Po Turkey with Oriental Stuffing. 

Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Kung Po Turkey with Oriental Stuffing

December 8, 2021 Comments Off on Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Kung Po Turkey with Oriental Stuffing

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

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Joe and Dusty Save the World

“Kindness should be everyone’s highest aspiration.” Robert Martin, Joe and Dusty Save the World

December 6, 2021 Comments Off on “Kindness should be everyone’s highest aspiration.” Robert Martin, Joe and Dusty Save the World

A few days ago, 25 boxes arrived at my house containing 1,000 copies of my book, Joe and Dusty Save the World.

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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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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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