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Newcastle bridges by Phil Pounder

Last orders at Intermezzo…

July 24, 2015 1 Comment

On a cloudless June day in Newcastle, the news sounded like a church bell: unable to secure an extension of its lease, Intermezzo Coffee Bar is to close in April 2016.

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Hotel Gotham

Na na na na na na na na…we stay at Hotel Gotham (in Manchester)

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Na na na na na na na na…we stay at Hotel Gotham (in Manchester)

Although I always approach reviews with an open mind and an open heart I must confess that I was a big fan of Hotel Gotham before I came to stay.

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Are We There Yet? misty bubble

Are We There Yet? How to solve a problem like arts funding

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Are We There Yet? How to solve a problem like arts funding

Sarah Eastaff, director of a new theatre company dedicated to making exciting, immersive story-telling experiences for children, writes for Northern Soul about producing theatre in unusual spaces and offers some advice when applying for arts funding.

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Stuplex stamp

Boxing Clever: The Art of Stuplex

July 8, 2015 Comments Off on Boxing Clever: The Art of Stuplex

Think of a box. Now imagine what’s inside.

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Southern Cemetery

Walking with ghosts: Southern Cemetery

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Walking with ghosts: Southern Cemetery

As the cultural historian CP Lee has observed, Southern Cemetery is the dead centre of Manchester.

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Park Inn

Manchester’s Park Inn: a four star experience?

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester’s Park Inn: a four star experience?

To say that Park Inn’s location is a double-edged sword is something of an understatement.

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The Northern Soul cake by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul 2nd Birthday Party

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul 2nd Birthday Party

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Northern Soul is two years old. Two years! Wow, we’ve come so far and we’ve reached so high…no, wait, that’s something else.

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Reuben Amarna and Leon Cooper, photo by Simon Mott

Feeling the Sci-Fi love: my first Comic Con

June 14, 2015 1 Comment

I’ve got a big, big confession to make – I’ve never seen the original Star Wars films.

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Shindigger co-founders Paul Delamere and George Grant

ShinDigger: from student home-brewers to serious players

June 14, 2015 Comments Off on ShinDigger: from student home-brewers to serious players

In the third part of our series showcasing the craft breweries of the North of England, Guy Kilty talks to student home-brewers turned serious players, ShinDigger.

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PAPER

PAPER: supporting local artists in the North West

June 9, 2015 Comments Off on PAPER: supporting local artists in the North West

If you haven’t visited PAPER, then this hidden gem is an essential stop on any art crawl around Manchester.

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