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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 No Comments

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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Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

March 24, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

“We need to go outside.”

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Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

December 11, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

Many things have made me feel old this year.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2018: the video

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Awards 2018: the video

The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. It was a right good do.

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Femme Fatales: the Pre-Raphaelites and L.S. Lowry

November 29, 2018 Comments Off on Femme Fatales: the Pre-Raphaelites and L.S. Lowry

If you had to guess L.S. Lowry’s favourite painter, what would you say?

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Northern Soul Awards 2018 image by Rob Martin

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2018, Manchester Cathedral

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2018, Manchester Cathedral

The Northern Soul Awards 2018 were a proper brilliant celebration of all things Northern.

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Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m a binge-reader. I used to be someone who hovered over books slowly, drinking them in, pondering, possibly having a really good sniff of the spine.

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“There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

August 22, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

When I learned that Billy Bragg had agreed to be interviewed by Northern Soul, I spent some considerable time working up the courage to ask him one question: is it wrong to wish on space hardware? 

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Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

July 11, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

Much like a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry or a trip to the Palace Theatre panto, a school outing to Chester Zoo was a rite of passage for North West children born in the 1970s.

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