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MaryEllenMcTague_Aumbry1 by Chris Payne

Aumbry and Great British Menu Chef Mary-Ellen McTague talks to Northern Soul

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on Aumbry and Great British Menu Chef Mary-Ellen McTague talks to Northern Soul

The smell emanating from the kitchen at Aumbry when I arrive on a damp, grey Manchester day almost defies description.

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Ladies’ Day: an excuse for the press to trot out Northern stereotypes?

April 4, 2014 Comments Off on Ladies’ Day: an excuse for the press to trot out Northern stereotypes?

It is a day when women from Merseyside are encouraged to dress in their finest clothes and enjoy a day at the races. It’s Ladies’ Day.

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Northern Soul meets The Futureheads

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul meets The Futureheads

The Futureheads headline the opening night of the Ramsbottom Festival on September 13. Other acts include Sinead O’Connor, previously interviewed by Northern Soul’s editor.

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Whitworth Rushes

Rush to the Whitworth Rushcart

August 30, 2013 Comments Off on Rush to the Whitworth Rushcart

It’s a tradition that had died out at the turn of the millennium but has been revived again in recent years.

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Henry VI

Feasting on the Bard

July 19, 2013 Comments Off on Feasting on the Bard

There really is no finer way to spend a weekend than feasting on Shakespeare plays and this has been one hell of a memorable weekend gorging on the great man’s words.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on Macbeth

I know how lucky I was to have this ticket – it was as coveted as the golden ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – and almost everyone I spoke to about my plans for Saturday afternoon was mildly envious.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on Keep Calm and Carry On

Ubiquitous really does apply to the Keep Calm logos that have appeared on everything from maternity clothing and mugs to posters and t-shirts.

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Effie Gray

Yours Sincerely, Effie Gray

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on Yours Sincerely, Effie Gray

An exhibition and conference at a literary gem in Manchester is this weekend exploring the life of Effie Gray through her letters.

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Yorkshire’s East Coast: an undiscovered cultural oasis

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on Yorkshire’s East Coast: an undiscovered cultural oasis

Bridlington, once a forgotten East Yorkshire coastal town, has had a new lease of life thanks to David Hockney, one of the UK’s greatest modern artists, who now lives there.

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(c) RNLI Grace Darling Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Grace Darling, the reluctant Victorian heroine

June 12, 2013 Comments Off on Grace Darling, the reluctant Victorian heroine

I first heard the name Grace Darling when a friend of mine was involved in a singing group named after the reluctant Victorian heroine. Initially, I’d misheard their name and wrongly assumed they were the Grey Starlings, which made some sense as birds sing, right?

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