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Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

A new exhibition exploring recently uncovered stories of those who came to Tyneside from the African and Caribbean diaspora as part of the war effort during the Second World War has opened at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.

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Memories of Middlewood Scout Camp: celebrating 73 years of scouting in Salford

March 23, 2022 Comments Off on Memories of Middlewood Scout Camp: celebrating 73 years of scouting in Salford

Salford’s magnificent RHS Bridgewater Gardens, which opened in May 2021, are built on what was once the estate of the third Duke of Bridgewater and are bordered by the canal that bears his name.

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Photo Gallery: the North East, Tyne & Wear Archives

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: the North East, Tyne & Wear Archives

Located in the Discovery Museum in the heart of Newcastle, Tyne & Wear Archives is home to thousands of documents, housed on 14km of shelving, relating to the five local districts of Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.

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“Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

August 19, 2019 Comments Off on “Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

“Let’s reboot democracy,” the man on the microphone says, to a loud roar of cheers from the crowd.

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“Where do you go back to?” Northern Soul explores Stretford Public Hall

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on “Where do you go back to?” Northern Soul explores Stretford Public Hall

An unassuming red-brick building on the corner of a main road (cue attractive pelican crossing), Stretford Public Hall has been home to some pretty incredible moments.

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Review: Alice Roberts, Digging into Britain’s Past

July 14, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Alice Roberts, Digging into Britain’s Past

She’s been on our television screens for nearly 20 years and yet Professor Alice Roberts still exudes the passion of a debutant when talking about anthropology, archaeology, anatomy and history.

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Review: A Drunk Pandemic, Manchester International Festival, Victoria Station

July 12, 2019 Comments Off on Review: A Drunk Pandemic, Manchester International Festival, Victoria Station

Even by the wild and woolly standards of Manchester International Festival, the Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s might be considered an unlikely inspiration for a project, let alone one for the first major UK project from a Tokyo-based art collective.

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Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

June 26, 2019 Comments Off on Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

This summer Manchester will mark the anniversary of a public pro-democracy demonstration on August 16, 1819, and its now infamous and bloody response from the authorities.

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Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

May 14, 2019 Comments Off on Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

Afflecks (or Affleck’s Palace as was) is a Manchester institution. With a history going back to the 1860s, the modern day indie emporium dates to 1982. Northern Soul’s Caleb Everett joins a new tour exploring its secrets.

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Longborough Festival Opera is a 500-seat theatre set in the scenic Cotswolds. The 2019 Festival runs from June 5 to Aug 3, and includes Wagner's Das Rheingold, Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Mozart's Don Giovanni. We're delighted to be handling the ad sales for this event. @lfotweet

Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”

April 14, 2019 Comments Off on Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”

In the past, daily and weekly markets were routinely held in towns and villages up and down the country. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s a different picture.

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