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Scran: Food in the North

November 10, 2019 No Comments

I think it was some time in the 1990s, perhaps around the zenith of New Labour or when a fresh-faced Jamie Oliver first appeared, when a notion took root that British people would all be healthier, happier and generally more relaxed if they simply adopted a Mediterranean-style food culture, sat around chatting noisily to friends while sipping espressos and eating spaghetti al pomodoro and bruschetta drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Taken al fresco, naturally.

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Why I’m happy being “self-partnered”

November 5, 2019 No Comments

Nothing piques interest, or sparks debate, more than a chat about relationships.

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Author Nicola Mostyn at the launch of The Love Delusion in Manchester

My Space: Nicola Mostyn, author

November 3, 2019 No Comments

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s author Nicola Mostyn.

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Preview: OperaWatch, Autumn 2019

October 30, 2019 No Comments

As the month of November approaches, we are well and truly into Autumn which can mean only one thing: the return of a new opera season.

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Count Arthur Strong

Review: Is There Anybody Out There? The Lowry, Salford

October 30, 2019 No Comments

Last month, when Northern Soul spoke to Steve Delaney of Count Arthur Strong fame about his current tour, he confessed: “It’s just Arthur’s stream of consciousness, really… In a sense it’s difficult for me to explain what a live show’s about.

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Fleetneedles Forage: The Origins of Halloween

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The Origins of Halloween

I prefer Halloween to Christmas.

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Review: The Intelligence Park, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

October 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Intelligence Park, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

There is an old joke that goes like this.

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Food Review: Franco Manca, Manchester

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Franco Manca, Manchester

Sourdough pizza is all the rage and I for one am not complaining.

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“An opener to new worlds.” PechaKucha talks to Northern Soul

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on “An opener to new worlds.” PechaKucha talks to Northern Soul

Forget spiders and heights (although I’m fond of neither), my biggest fear is standing on stage in front of a beady-eyed audience.

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“The need for organisations to keep the flame burning has never been more vital.” 30 Years of Manchester Mind

October 16, 2019 Comments Off on “The need for organisations to keep the flame burning has never been more vital.” 30 Years of Manchester Mind

Anxiety is at an all-time high.

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