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..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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Join The Bridgewater Hall for the return of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend, a biennial festival of concerts and activities inspired by the most popular of musical instruments! Includes performances by Craig Ogden, Sean Shibe & Zoran Dukic. issuu.com/bridgewaterhal… pic.twitter.com/UkN2vvchPk
Still one of our all time favourite photographs, seen in the window of Northern Soul's local newsagent. pic.twitter.com/EkOSK332Ic