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Haunted Machines at FutureEverything, Manchester

March 5, 2015 Comments Off on Haunted Machines at FutureEverything, Manchester

It’s a daunting experience wandering into Room Two of Manchester’s Town Hall.

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Reform Radio

Reform Radio: creative collaboration in Manchester

March 1, 2015 Comments Off on Reform Radio: creative collaboration in Manchester

Northern Soul’s Helen Nugent chats to Reform Radio, a community of like-minded people in Manchester working together to create opportunities for the development of young people, especially those looking for employment.

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Internet Cat Festival

Internet Cat Video Festival: an on/offline phenomenon

February 26, 2015 Comments Off on Internet Cat Video Festival: an on/offline phenomenon

As a freelancer, I’m always looking for new forms of income. Shifting for a national newspaper? Yes please. Corporate writing? I don’t mind if I do. Radio presenting? You betcha.

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First Chop Brewing Arm

Behind the scenes at First Chop Brewing Arm in Salford

February 17, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at First Chop Brewing Arm in Salford

In the first of a new series celebrating the breweries of the North of England, Guy Kilty visits the First Chop Brewing Arm in Salford.

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No More Page Three

No More Page Three: a personal perspective

January 24, 2015 Comments Off on No More Page Three: a personal perspective

One of the biggest news stories of the week centred on a tabloid, boobs and a determined campaign to consign Page 3 to history. Whether or not you agree with bare breasts in a national newspaper, the No More Page 3 group has, if nothing else, sparked a debate on 21st century feminism, equality and freedom of the press. Here, one of its key activists, Anne Louise Kershaw, writes for Northern Soul about a roller-coaster week.

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Graeae Bradbury Studios

Graeae Theatre Company: breaking down barriers

January 17, 2015 Comments Off on Graeae Theatre Company: breaking down barriers

Write to Play is a bold new writing initiative committed to developing the skills and experience of deaf and disabled writers. In the first of a new series, Graeae Theatre Company explains what it hopes to achieve in 2015.

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David Curtis COO and Jamil Khalil, CEO and founder Wakelet

Wakelet: the story of a Manchester tech start-up

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Wakelet: the story of a Manchester tech start-up

Wakelet, a tech-start up founded by Salford graduate Jamil Khalil, has secured £1 million in funding from UK and US investors. Founder Jamil Khalil writes for Northern Soul about why it was important to launch the social sharing platform in Manchester.

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Rakhi Eventbrite

Rakhi Sinha: from Chorlton Bazaar to Eventbrite

December 23, 2014 Comments Off on Rakhi Sinha: from Chorlton Bazaar to Eventbrite

Rakhi Sinha, founder of Chorlton Bazaar and the new head of the Northern branch of Eventbrite, writes for Northern Soul.

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The Sage Gateshead at night credit Mark Savage

Campaign for the North?

December 14, 2014 4 Comments

Campaign for the North is a new cross-party organisation working towards a regional government for the North of England. Here, the organisation’s campaign director sets out its ambitions. What do you think? Let us know via Twitter @Northern_Soul_or in our comment thread below.

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Edwin Booth, Chairman of Booths

Booths: a Northern success story

December 5, 2014 Comments Off on Booths: a Northern success story

It has been dubbed a ‘Northern Waitrose’ but Booths, the upmarket family-owned supermarket chain, has its own way of doing things.

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