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Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

As Christmas approaches, the streets are alive with the sound of brass bands playing carols.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Day

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Day

It’s nearly Christmas…and to celebrate Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written another stunning poem in response to our North Yorkshire Photographer’s Snow Day image.

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Emilio Iannucci & Elizabeth Mary-Williams - The Book of Dragons Photography by Anthony Robling (8)

Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

Expectation is all, that’s why we buy tickets.

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Review: Bowling and Christmas Food at All Star Lanes, Manchester

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bowling and Christmas Food at All Star Lanes, Manchester

“I’ve let my parents down. My son down. In fact, sorry to everyone who knows me.”

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Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

When I announced to the folks at Northern Soul Towers that I’d never been to a pantomime, they looked at me like I had two heads.

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Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

Knowledge is a burden, don’t you find?

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Ghost Stories, M.R James, The Folio Society

Book Review: Ghost Stories, M.R. James

December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: Ghost Stories, M.R. James

It’s stating the obvious, when reading something written over a century ago, to say that it sounds a bit outdated for the modern day.

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Manchester Christma Market, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

December 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, heads to the bustling Manchester Christmas Markets and takes some festive snaps.

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What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

December 1, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

Some clubs might be taking time off in the month of baubles and too much chocolate, but the ones sticking it out are making up for it with a load of festive comedy.

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Review: Christmas Igloos at The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Christmas Igloos at The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

When you think of an igloo does Pingu spring to mind?

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