Northern Soul

Author: Karen Connolly

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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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

Northern Soul chats to John Bramwell from I Am Kloot

October 23, 2014 1 Comment

The Whisky Sessions, Manchester’s newest music festival, debuts at the Victoria Warehouse next month with I Am Kloot as a headliner. Karen Connolly reveals what else is in store and chats to Kloot frontman, John Bramwell.

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Festival No.6

The Mystical and Extraordinary Festival No.6

September 12, 2014 Comments Off on The Mystical and Extraordinary Festival No.6

Karen Connolly – and likely the rest of Manchester –  spent the weekend at a sun-soaked Festival No.6 where the magical village of Portmeirion played host to an eclectic mix of entertainers.

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Grillstock: a vegetarian in a meat eater’s paradise

July 3, 2014 Comments Off on Grillstock: a vegetarian in a meat eater’s paradise

Vegetarian Karen Connolly joined thousands of carnivores at the second Grillstock Festival in Manchester.

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Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

June 9, 2014 Comments Off on Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

Manchester’s first Caribbean restaurant is loud, lively and a place for, as Wiganer Karen Connolly might say, ‘a right rum do’.

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Festival No 6

Festival No.6 steps it up a gear

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on Festival No.6 steps it up a gear

Karen Connolly gets all giddy over the updated line-up at this year’s Festival No. 6. 

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Festival No 6

Lifting the lid on Festival No.6

March 13, 2014 Comments Off on Lifting the lid on Festival No.6

Beck, London Grammar, Jimi Goodwin… Karen Connolly gets first dabs at this year’s Festival No.6 line-up, and there’s more to come.

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Resplendent in neon orange skates

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on Resplendent in neon orange skates

Karen Connolly get her skates on for a bit of festive fun at The Ice Rink at Selfridges, Manchester Trafford.

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Wigan Kebab

Lifting the Lid on The Wigan Kebab

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Lifting the Lid on The Wigan Kebab

In the first of a new series on traditional Northern scran by the Northern Soul team, Karen Connolly reminisces about The Wigan Kebab. 

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