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Newcastle ginnel by Lee Stoneman

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

August 13, 2018 No Comments

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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The Blinders, image by Nicola Jaye

Photo Gallery: Blackthorn Music Festival, Manchester

August 13, 2018 No Comments

Located in the stunning setting of Whitebottom Farm is Etherow Country Park, with 3 stages – the main stage situated in the barn (with hay bales for seats), the Meadow stage and the paddock stage which is hosted by Mr Peeps and showcases some of the best emerging bands – Blackthorn Music Festival markets itself as Manchester’s first credible music festival with camping.

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Women Walking, Ghislaine Howard

Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

Helen Clapcott can’t identify with the word ‘artist’. Mary Mabbutt has said more than once (in jest) that “Rembrandt didn’t have to put up with this”. Sarah Carvell sees the arrival of the occasional cup of tea to her studio as a significant achievement. Sue Howells describes herself as a housewife who picks up a brush every day. 

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The Northern Soul Awards Preview, Manchester Cathedral, image by Drew Wilby

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Canal St Meet-Up and Northern Soul Awards Preview

July 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Canal St Meet-Up and Northern Soul Awards Preview

Last Thursday saw the Northern Soul/Canal St Meet-up and Northern Soul Awards preview – a top night at the splendid Manchester Cathedral as Northern Soul and Canal St welcomed our friends to get together in the stunning Regimental Chapel to chat, mingle and drink.

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John Payne, aged 12, with friends and his pigeon Chequer. From the Free Photographic Omnibus. Portsmouth, Friday 26 April 1974.

Photo Gallery: Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield

July 9, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield

For the first time in human history, more people are living in urban environments than in the countryside, yet the impulse to seek out nature remains as strong as ever. This new exhibition of photographs – by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Peter Mitchell, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones – explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.

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Kruger Barbara, Not ugly enough 1997

Photo Gallery: HERSTORY, Touchstone, Rochdale

July 9, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: HERSTORY, Touchstone, Rochdale

From Turin to Rochdale, nearly a half-century of work by game-changing, female artists – drawn from the collection of world-renowned collector and philanthropist Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – will form HERSTORY: Women Artists from the Collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a timely and ideologically-charged exhibition opening at Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 

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Bilbao ginnel by Phil Pearson1

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

July 2, 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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Great Exhibition of the North 2018, image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Great Exhibition of the North 2018

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Northern Soul’s North East Photographer Phil Pounder heads to the Great Exhibition of the North – a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.

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Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

I was ridiculously joyful at this year’s Manchester Day Parade.

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Courtney Barnett, Albert Hall, Nicola Jackson

Photo Gallery: Courtney Barnett and Loose Tooth, Albert Hall, Manchester

June 10, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Courtney Barnett and Loose Tooth, Albert Hall, Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Nicola Jackson sees Australian singer, songwriter and musician Courtney Barnett at Manchester’s Albert Hall

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