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Max Dunbar (front centre) with the design team behind the new Manchester Jewish Museum

“I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

December 22, 2021 Comments Off on “I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

Ten years ago, I was offered the job of chief executive at Manchester Jewish Museum.

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North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021. Image by Andy Gray.

Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

Something extremely special is on show all year round within the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Credit: Mark Tattersall

Review: Online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

May 17, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

As the interactive virtual tour came to an end, our digital guide remarked that they hoped visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House would receive as authentic an experience as “it would have been in Elizabeth’s lifetime”.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

It’s August 1 – Yorkshire Day – and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has re-opened following its COVID-19-induced hiatus.

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West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Good News in Focus: Prosper North, a free business support programme aimed at cultural heritage organisations in the North

July 20, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Prosper North, a free business support programme aimed at cultural heritage organisations in the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

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Harp & a Monkey

Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

June 30, 2020 Comments Off on Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

As the people of Britain embrace the partial reopening of our ‘houses of heritage’, the award-winning song and storytelling Ramsbottom trio Harp & a Monkey are making public the fruits of a new project that celebrates the value of our public museums, galleries and archives.

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Ordsall Hall Garden Party - Celebrating the re-opening of the Ha

Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

May 14, 2020 Comments Off on Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

There’s a place in the heart of Salford, nestled in the most incongruous of surroundings, that is very special.

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Blackburn image by Laura Brown

Blackburn: Walking from here to there

May 2, 2020 Comments Off on Blackburn: Walking from here to there

Outside Blackburn’s Madina Mosque the terraced streets roll down into a valley where the town centre spreads out comfortably, but another steep incline begins into the green hills above.

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These are photographs of Astley Green headgear

Preserving our history: Lancashire Museum of Mining, Astley Green

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Preserving our history: Lancashire Museum of Mining, Astley Green

As you approach the Lancashire Museum of Mining (formerly the Astley Green Colliery), you can’t miss the Grade II listed pit headgear which, like a huge Meccano construction, dominates the skyline.

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Manchester Cathedral, Chris Payne

Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

May 27, 2018 Comments Off on Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

When we were brainstorming venues to host this year’s Northern Soul Awards, there was one building at the top of our list – the iconic Manchester Cathedral.

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