Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! is Chris Payne’s family-friendly blog. Here you will find articles on great stuff to do with the kids, along with sumptuous pics by Chris, Northern Soul’s Head Photographer.
I have to be honest. I had my doubts about The Winter Gathering at Manchester’s London Road Fire Station. Too cool for school? Or was it going to be all overpriced sausages and tinsel-tinged knick-knacks? I needn’t have worried.Read the full story..
As a young boy visiting my grandparents in Perthshire, I was told the story of a white rabbit which supposedly lived wild in a small glen just outside Gleneagles.Read the full story..
Ah, the golden age of steam. This phrase brings to mind the glorious engines that once choo-chooed across Britain.Read the full story..
Now in it’s sixth year, Just So Festival returned like a Lewis Carroll Brigadoon and once again delivered a magical family experience.Read the full story..
When I grow up I want to be a….rock drummer.Read the full story..
In 1997 I was told to beg, borrow or steal a ticket to see something called Slava’s Snowshow at Glasgow’s Kings Theatre. Never mind that it was mid-July and 80 degrees outside, I would be a fool to miss this. Apparently.Read the full story..
I saw John Hegley at Just So Festival in August this year, performing to a crowd of parents and young children. It had the potential to be a difficult gig.Read the full story..
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The secret is out. This year’s Northern Soul of the Year is @getnorth2018. A massive congratulations to all involved with this is remarkable event which really bought the North alive #NSawards18 pic.twitter.com/cmAbc1QpXL
There’s no shortage of great venues in the North West but we’re particularly excited to announce that the winner of Venue of the Year is Waterside. We’ve been loving everything you do this year. A thoroughly deserving winner @WatersideArts #NSawards18 pic.twitter.com/YyD51jeiBI
Northern Writer of the Year was such a strong category with so many fantastic entries and our judges thought that one in particular deserved a special mention. So, lovely @lyndseyskinner here’s a huge shout out just for you #NSawards18