Author: Susan Ferguson
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..
As if you needed another reason to visit Berlin. Throughout 2019, Germany is celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus, and Berlin is putting itself centre stage.Read the full story..
At the end of 2018, I swapped cold, damp Manchester for the cold but dry climes of Hoyos in the Sierra de Gata, Extremadura in the middle of Spain and just 15 minutes from Portugal.Read the full story..
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