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Articles relating to: Christmas

Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a festive(ish) poem exclusively for Northern Soul.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Blind

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Blind

Oh my, it’s nearly Christmas.

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In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

December 19, 2019 Comments Off on In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

Many of us look forward to the end of the year. It’s a chance to stop, reflect, perhaps refocus our energies and hopefully look forward to what lies ahead.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Lowry Image Manuel Harlan

Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

December 14, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

I’ve been feeling a lack of Christmas cheer.

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Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

As a vegetarian, festive meals can be disappointing.

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Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME

Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME.

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

December 3, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

If Christmas really is all about the children, then there can’t be any quibbles about this year’s iteration of The Lanterns at Chester Zoo.

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Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

Festive Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

December 3, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

Comptoir Libanais nestles comfortably among Spanish and Thai fare in The Avenue, the fast-growing eating and drinking destination in Manchester’s Spinningfields.

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall

Photo Gallery: Manchester Santa through the ages

December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Santa through the ages

Love him or loathe him, Zippy Santa’s absence from Manchester’s Albert Square has been noticeable.

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Theatre Review: The Wizard of Oz, Leeds Playhouse

November 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Wizard of Oz, Leeds Playhouse

“That’s great entertainment,” said the father of arguably the Best Baddie in Britain as we chatted after the show.

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