Northern Soul

Author: Karen Connolly

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Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 17, 2018 No Comments

Written in 1949, Death of a Salesman remains as relevant and fresh as ever.

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Peter Hook & The Light at The Ritz, Manchester

Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 19, 2018 Comments Off on Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

On the back of the recent successful ‘in conversation’ event with Clint Boon and Mike Joyce at Salford Lads Club, up next to the podium are music legends Peter Hook and Mani.

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Proove Pizza Bel Paese

Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

Possibly one of Manchester’s most picturesque suburbs, leafy West Didsbury is an ever-cool, community-focused kind of place with a clutch of independent business at its heart.

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Relaxation room, The Spa, The Midland Hotel

Review: The Spa, The Midland, Manchester

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Spa, The Midland, Manchester

I absolutely adore a massage. Lying comatose on a heated bed with a shed load of essential oils being kneaded into my face and body is my idea of heaven.

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Breastfeeding advert, Lunya

The Manchester restaurant tackling the stigma of breastfeeding in public

August 9, 2018 Comments Off on The Manchester restaurant tackling the stigma of breastfeeding in public

Breastfeeding. It’s always been something of a taboo subject in many ways. For a new mum “should I breast feed or not?” and then “can I do it in public?”

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Salvi's Cucina, John Dalton Street

Review: Salvi’s, Manchester

October 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Salvi’s, Manchester

Karen Connolly enjoys a truly authentic Italian lunch at Salvi’s, Manchester.

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Lily Jo

By the light of the silvery moon

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on By the light of the silvery moon

Night running, music and moonlight, Moon Rise Run is arriving at Manchester’s Heaton Park later this month, writes Karen Connolly.

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Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam on the Haçienda, Morrissey and Manchester

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Dave Haslam on the Haçienda, Morrissey and Manchester

Karen Connolly shares a brew with Dave Haslam in his favourite ‘secret’ cafe, Fig + Sparrow on Manchester’s Oldham Street.

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John Cooper Clarke by Chris Payne

John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

Not content with the success of his critically acclaimed UK tour of 2014, Dr John Cooper Clarke is back in his home town this weekend.

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Tampopo Pop-Up, Exchange Square, Manchester

Review: Tampopo’s Pop Up Restaurant, Manchester

November 19, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Tampopo’s Pop Up Restaurant, Manchester

Tampopo has brought its signature brand of Pan Asian cuisine to Manchester’s Exchange Square. Karen Connolly takes her ‘hard to please’ 13-year-old son for lunch.

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