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Animals Eat Each Other

Book Review: Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash

May 21, 2019 No Comments

This might sound weird but I love reading books where I spend time with objectionable fictional people.

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“I’m always amazed at the many ways in which voice coaching can help people.”

May 17, 2019 No Comments

My journey with voice training goes back generations.

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Altrincham Evuna

Food Review: Evuna, Altrincham

May 15, 2019 No Comments

Evuna’s website proudly announces that it has opened a fourth tapas restaurant in ‘foodie central’ Altrincham, and it’s still pinch-yourself remarkable that the little market town, not generally known as a culinary hub until recently, can justifiably be referred to as such these days.

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Preview: OperaWatch, Summer 2019

May 15, 2019 No Comments

As keen readers of OperaWatch will know (thank you, Freda and Eric Thwaites), summer is traditionally a quiet period for opera here in the North.

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Tackling plastic waste with a shared sense of purpose: Rachel Lewis from Plastic Shed talks to Northern Soul

May 15, 2019 No Comments

You can’t turn on the telly box or scroll through social media without seeing someone talking about the catastrophic impact that plastic waste is having on our environment. Given the statistics on the subject, it’s hardly surprising so much attention is being paid to it.

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Toria Garbutt

Review: Poetry and Supper with Toria Garbutt and Mary-Ellen McTague, The Creameries, Chorlton

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Poetry and Supper with Toria Garbutt and Mary-Ellen McTague, The Creameries, Chorlton

When The Creameries opened in Chorlton last year, it set out its stall as being not only a place to eat (and a mighty fine one at that) but also a venue for all kinds of events. And so it has proved.

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Blackthorn in flower

Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

May 6, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

Although I’m a forager through and through, two things have slowed my enthusiasm for rustling through the hedgerows of late.

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Plastic

We need to talk about sustainability (and why I’m embracing the plastic-free movement)

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on We need to talk about sustainability (and why I’m embracing the plastic-free movement)

It’s been one of those weeks where I can feel myself getting annoyed.

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Manchester…forever ANZAC

May 3, 2019 Comments Off on Manchester…forever ANZAC

In Manchester, in the north of England, there is a corner of an English field that is forever ANZAC.

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Cardiff ginnel with the oldest record shop in the world by Phil Pearson

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

April 22, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our favourite…a weind.

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