Author: Susan Ferguson
Salford’s magnificent RHS Bridgewater Gardens, which opened in May 2021, are built on what was once the estate of the third Duke of Bridgewater and are bordered by the canal that bears his name.Read the full story..
“We’ve all endured difficult times and I speak on behalf of Blackpool Council when I say your words have provided joy and hope to the people of our town.”Read the full story..
The British Textile Biennial 2021 completely inhabits East Lancashire for the entire month of October, weaving stories of the global nature of textiles and re-evaluating histories while continuing to recognise the wealth of continuing relationships.Read the full story..
The most fascinating photograph in the opening space of the Linda McCartney Retrospective at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery is of Brian Jones and Mick Jagger from her first professional assignment.Read the full story..
As you approach the Lancashire Museum of Mining (formerly the Astley Green Colliery), you can’t miss the Grade II listed pit headgear which, like a huge Meccano construction, dominates the skyline.Read the full story..
Watercolours can get a bad press. For me they conjure up an image of legions of Sunday painters out in the field with their Windsor & Newtons.Read the full story..
When the Northern Soul Editor was called away at the last minute, our willing Opera Correspondent stepped into her shoes and joined me for mid-morning brunch at Manchester’s Midland Hotel.Read the full story..
So, what’s going on at The Turnpike in Leigh? The answer: loads.Read the full story..
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