Author: Susan Ferguson
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..
Many people flying from the UK to Naples head straight for the Amalfi coast, put off entering the city by stories of the Camorra, handbag snatchers on scooters, crazy traffic and Vesuvius, an active volcano.Read the full story..
Having previously appeared in Northern Soul restaurant reviews merely as Robert Hamilton’s dining companion The Brunette, I was honoured to be entrusted with writing as well as eating (as Mr Hamilton was stuck on the tarmac at El Prat).Read the full story..
Paul Mason’s latest book, Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being, comes in at 300 pages followed by 20 pages of notes then a delicious 36-page index (Marx and Marxism fills a page).Read the full story..
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“Peddle harder Aunty Helen, peddle harder!” shouted Scout. “I’m trying, I’m trying!” I screamed back. The Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent, takes her niece to LEGOLAND. northernsoul.me.uk/review-leg… #LEGO pic.twitter.com/G4QphL28wT