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Review: Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME, Manchester

March 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME, Manchester

Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation is by no means your average play.

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“I’m attracted to slightly broken people who have a desire to get fixed.” Con O’Neill talks to Northern Soul

March 7, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m attracted to slightly broken people who have a desire to get fixed.” Con O’Neill talks to Northern Soul

About halfway through my interview with Con O’Neill, I decide this is the right time to tell him that I love Dancin’ Thru The Dark.

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

March 5, 2018 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 new favourite…a weind.

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Painting the North: Northern Lights, Contemporary Six Gallery

March 5, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: Northern Lights, Contemporary Six Gallery

In the tenth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his images from the popular social media page.

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Career Cats: PC Oscar the Holmfirth Police Station Cat (part-time)

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Career Cats: PC Oscar the Holmfirth Police Station Cat (part-time)

Some cats work for a living.

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Garstang is the best place ever because…

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Garstang is the best place ever because…

…the place has an old-fashioned charm all of its own.

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Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre. Northern Soul talks to the team behind a new graphic novel

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre. Northern Soul talks to the team behind a new graphic novel

The name of Peterloo is bandied about so much these days that it would be tempting to forget there was never any such place.

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Flying the Flag: “Isn’t freedom what America is supposed to be about?”

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Flying the Flag: “Isn’t freedom what America is supposed to be about?”

The sight of the Stars and Stripes gently fluttering in the blue sky has always enchanted me.

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Jake Thackray at 80

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Jake Thackray at 80

Would that he was still with us, Jake Thackray would have turned 80 on February 27 this year.

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My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

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 and do all things creative. This week it’s urban sketcher and reportage illustrator Liz Ackerley.  

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