Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

Portico Library & Gallery

The Portico Library & Gallery

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on The Portico Library & Gallery

Hands up who has heard of the Portico Library & Gallery in Manchester city centre? Nope, neither had I until recently.

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Beyond the 4th Wall

Beyond the 4th Wall

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on Beyond the 4th Wall

Dignity, independence, beauty. These are simple words which convey complex ideals. Yet many of us are guilty of taking these concepts for granted; sometimes we need reminding what it is to be to be this lucky.

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Alan Bennett, copyright Paul Wolfgang Webster

Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

Ah, if only everything I wrote began with Alan Bennett. Alan, I wish you were my dad. Well, maybe not my dad. A kindly uncle perhaps, with a penchant for farce and swearing.

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Night & Day, Manchester

Night & Day, Manchester

January 2, 2013 Comments Off on Night & Day, Manchester

Whenever a friend from out of town comes to visit, I take them to Night & Day. Why? Because it encapsulates what real Manchester is all about: within these four walls there is no pretence, no faux industrial heritage, no 21st century makeover.

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