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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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Photo Gallery: Bury Market

June 6, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Bury Market

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne takes lots of lovely photos in Bury Market, Lancashire. Warning: don’t look at these pics if you’re peckish.

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Hotel Football

Hotel Football: all to play for?

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel Football: all to play for?

Walking into Hotel Football, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped onto Wonder Woman’s island.

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John Kershaw

Facial Attraction – a beard-based dating app (yes, really)

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Facial Attraction – a beard-based dating app (yes, really)

Transport yourself back through the mists of time. Way, way back, to October 2014, and picture this scene.

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Clark Brothers

Picture Gallery: a history of shop fronts

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: a history of shop fronts

In the first of a new series of photographs looking at the iconic shop fronts which have helped define and give character to the North of England, Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne takes lots of lovely photos in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

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