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Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

Castle Howard is a magnificent 300-year-old stately home sitting among rolling hills just outside of York.

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In Defence of Edgar the Excitable Dragon (and Christmas fans everywhere)

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on In Defence of Edgar the Excitable Dragon (and Christmas fans everywhere)

The great Christmas advert battle has commenced.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Festive Flummery and a History of Christmas

December 19, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Festive Flummery and a History of Christmas

Every year I try to pin Christmas down – an atmosphere, a perfect gathering, a woodland walk on a crisp December day.

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Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

December 14, 2018 Comments Off on Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

With the big day just around the corner, mulled wine on special offer and more Christmas crackers than you can shake a string of tinsel at, December is one of Northern Soul’s favourite months.

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“There’s nothing as exciting as sitting in the audience, waiting for the curtain to open.” Northern Soul talks to Mark Williams

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s nothing as exciting as sitting in the audience, waiting for the curtain to open.” Northern Soul talks to Mark Williams

You probably know Mark Williams best as Arthur Weasley in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, or possibly from TV’s The Fast Show.

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Photo Gallery: the most stunning Christmas lights of 2018

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: the most stunning Christmas lights of 2018

We all love a bit of a twinkle. Those sparkly, shiny lights are beacons of Christmas, whether they’re wrapped around your tree or adorning the streets of a capital city.

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It’s Behind You! Chorlton theatre The Edge tackles homelessness with new Christmas show

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on It’s Behind You! Chorlton theatre The Edge tackles homelessness with new Christmas show

Janine Waters, artistic director of The Edge in Chorlton, writes for Northern Soul. 

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Stickman, The Lowry. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne

Theatre Review: Stick Man, The Lowry, Salford

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Stick Man, The Lowry, Salford

Roll up, families seeking a pre-schooler-friendly Christmas production without a cast full of X Factor semi-finalists and too many flashing lights.

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Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

In some ways it’s an obvious choice to adapt Raymond Briggs’ beloved children’s picture book Father Christmas for the stage.

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Food Review: The Creameries’ Christmas Menu, Chorlton

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries’ Christmas Menu, Chorlton

Occasionally this job throws up seriously difficult decisions.

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