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Festive Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

November 30, 2019 No Comments

The first time I ate Mary-Ellen McTague‘s food I was not long back in the North and nursing a bad break-up as well as a conscious uncoupling from my long-term London job.

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Exhibition Review – Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

November 30, 2019 No Comments

He’s been called the ‘secret Lowry of Warrington’ but, in truth, Eric Tucker has more in common with the painter Edward Burra than the chronicler of the industrial north west.

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Review: Ice Village Manchester, Cathedral Gardens

November 30, 2019 No Comments

Some years back when I was living the high life in that there London, I was taken to Sweden’s Ice Hotel in the Arctic Circle.

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“There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms talks to Northern Soul

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on “There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms talks to Northern Soul

Writing this article, I was reminded of a quote by the comedian Eddie Izzard while he was on a world tour. “I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.”

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Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

As I check my notes, scribbled in a teeny tiny notebook during my stay at new Manchester hotel, Dakota, this is what I find: ‘Coffee bags! Sky TV! Toilet rolls folded into a point!’.

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“I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

During my 45 years on this earth, I’m fairly sure that I’ve never uttered the words “ooh, my Dad has such cool friends”.

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“Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

Interviewing Bill Bryson is a dangerous occupation, both in the preparation and the execution.

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Review: The Range, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 14, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Range, Spinningfields, Manchester

Picture the scene: a luxury indoor golf club with five state-of-the-art simulators, the choice of more than 80 of the world’s top golf courses with built-in swing analysis, multiple settings including wind direction, real time weather, different tees, altitude, temperature…the list goes on.

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Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

August 13, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

There are some things you don’t mess with.

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“You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

June 15, 2019 Comments Off on “You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

There’s an eclectic mix of pictures on the walls of my house. Like many people, my home is my life writ large and among the mish-mash of Brontë quotes and self-deprecating swipes at my Northern heritage is a signed poster of the 1995 Manchester Royal Exchange production of Miss Julie

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