Northern Soul

Author: Michelle Nicholson

Janelle Monáe at MIF19 - image credit Priti Shikotra 1

Music Review: Janelle Monáe, Manchester International Festival 2019

July 8, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Janelle Monáe, Manchester International Festival 2019

“I have total trouser envy!” said my friend Erin, aged 11 and three-quarters.

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Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum, Manchester

Review: Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum, Manchester

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum, Manchester

I love being in a museum when it’s closed – there’s all manner of weird sights and sounds after hours.

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Upfront & Onside: The Women’s Football Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

Review: The Women’s Football Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

March 15, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Women’s Football Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

When I was little, I played football for my primary school in North London.

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Leesa North West Football Awards 2017

Northern Soul heads to the Leesa North West Football Awards 2017

November 22, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul heads to the Leesa North West Football Awards 2017

When the shiny invitation to the Leesa North West Football Awards dropped on the mat at Northern Soul Towers, I stepped forward.

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Review: BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party, Manchester’s O2 Apollo

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party, Manchester’s O2 Apollo

What would my 14-year-old self say? My most recent Saturday ‘big night out’ was spent with a 50-something gent at a 50th birthday party, with a playlist solely supplied by BBC Radio 2.

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Bittersweet, The Portico Library

Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

Bittersweet, the latest exhibition from The Portico Library, looks at the abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates in Manchester and the discussions that were taking place at the time.

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Phil Neville

“There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

Hotel Football and its new sibling Cafe Football are a marketing executive’s dream: a hospitality project backed by real life legendary Manchester footballers with football in the title and football memorabilia. 

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Review: Lucha Libre, Albert Hall, Manchester

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Lucha Libre, Albert Hall, Manchester

It’s not every day you see Manchester’s Albert Hall transform itself into a retro Mexican wrestling ring, complete with Mexican street food and drinks.

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Review: ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..

The first night of Manchester International Festival 2017 kicked off with a unique collaboration from New Order and visual artist Liam Gillick in the Old Granada Studios with So It Goes..

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Erasure

Review: Erasure, Albert Hall, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Erasure, Albert Hall, Manchester

Erasure have a loyal following. I mean a really loyal following.

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