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City Year Greater Manchester

City Year: tackling educational inequality across the North West

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on City Year: tackling educational inequality across the North West

Rekha Patel-Harrison, Head of Site at City Year Greater Manchester, writes for Northern Soul about a new opportunity for young people in the North West to make a difference.

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Mackinnon & Saunders

Mackinnon and Saunders: world-class animation in Altrincham

November 2, 2015 Comments Off on Mackinnon and Saunders: world-class animation in Altrincham

If you wander into quiet, leafy Oldfield Brow just outside Altrincham, you’ll find many things that you might reasonably expect to see: a little church, a Post Office, a couple of takeaways and a butty shop.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh in Black Roses

Black Roses: Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Black Roses: Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

On August 11, 2007, Sophie Lancaster was beaten unconscious in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, and later died from her injuries in hospital.

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap: new writing for the theatre

October 1, 2015 Comments Off on Bridging the Gap: new writing for the theatre

Manchester is a thrilling place to be a theatre lover thanks to a buzzing, passionate and talented scene, ranging from a vibrant Fringe to flagship venues like the Royal Exchange and HOME.

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OUT!

OUT! – Manchester Pride’s Digital Platform

August 27, 2015 Comments Off on OUT! – Manchester Pride’s Digital Platform

Manchester has a long history of being at the cutting edge of things.

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Indy Man Beer Con by Gary Brown

Indy Man Beer Con 2015: Northern Soul gets the lowdown

August 26, 2015 Comments Off on Indy Man Beer Con 2015: Northern Soul gets the lowdown

With just over a month to go before Indy Man Beer Con 2015 kicks off at Manchester’s iconic Victoria Baths, Northern Soul chats to co-founder Jonny Heyes.

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Cracking Wine

Cracking Wine: challenging the wine snobs

August 13, 2015 Comments Off on Cracking Wine: challenging the wine snobs

A new Northern wine events company aims to challenge the stuffy image of wine and take a modern approach to tasting events and wine fairs. Janet Harrison, owner of Cracking Wine, writes for Northern Soul about the company’s origins and where the business is heading.

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Macaroons

Cake That! Great British Bake Off, Eat Your Heart Out

August 13, 2015 Comments Off on Cake That! Great British Bake Off, Eat Your Heart Out

It’s all Mary Berry’s fault.

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Chris Roe's furniture

Something old, something new

August 1, 2015 Comments Off on Something old, something new

Our family has always had a bit of an obsession with other peoples’ rubbish.

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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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