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“Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on “Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

Neither of us intend it, I’m sure, but our conversation circles back time and again to a once-forgotten corner of Ordsall on a bitter December day in 1985.

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Photographs Smiths Salford Lads Club, Steve Wright

Review: The Smiths 1984–1986, Stephen Wright, Central Library, Manchester

June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Smiths 1984–1986, Stephen Wright, Central Library, Manchester

Like the contents of a can of pop, pent-up and shaken, The Smiths fizzed dramatically if briefly, upending the charts for fewer than five years, before going flat in misunderstanding and acrimony.

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Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library, image by Chris Payne.

Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne – along with witches, wizards and other muggles – spent the weekend in a magical world at Manchester’s Central Library

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

An Ode to the North

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on An Ode to the North

An unfortunate flirtation with glandular fever left me bedbound for most of the Christmas holidays, meaning this Easter is the first time I’ve really spent time in Manchester since moving down South.

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Joey at Central Library in Manchester

Up Close and Personal with War Horse

August 2, 2014 Comments Off on Up Close and Personal with War Horse

Cathy Crabb and her 11-year-old daughter Hazel went to see War Horse at The Lowry in Salford and then to the War Horse family event at Manchester’s Central Library two days later. This is their experience.

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