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

July 20, 2019 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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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It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

March 13, 2019 Comments Off on It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

Getting Housemate out of bed on a Saturday morning is often an impossible task. But she’s up bright and early (well, she’s on time) to Eat the City with Manchester-based Scranchester Tours.

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Photo Gallery: A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes, York Castle Museum

January 10, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes, York Castle Museum

A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes is a touring exhibition from The Civic, Barnsley showing at York Castle Museum.

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Jane Austen at Home: Northern Soul talks to TV historian Lucy Worsley

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Jane Austen at Home: Northern Soul talks to TV historian Lucy Worsley

“She was very intolerant of foolishness, vanity, empty talk, obsequiousness, time-wasting, cruelty.”

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Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

I’ve known about the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York for years.

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