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Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

May 14, 2019 No Comments

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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Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

It’s fair to say that York is a special city. A place where history greets you at every turn. The streets and buildings breathe their storied past, providing the perfect setting for an experience as visceral as the Jorvik Festival.

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“It’s an unequal world.” Bettany Hughes on women in history, gender, and her love affair with Istanbul

January 4, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s an unequal world.” Bettany Hughes on women in history, gender, and her love affair with Istanbul

“When I first went into the BBC a producer said, ‘nobody wants to be lectured at by a woman’.”

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Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

As Christmas approaches, the streets are alive with the sound of brass bands playing carols.

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Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

“We’re going back…back to Small Heath,” says a blood-spattered Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in the opening episode of Peaky Blinders, season four.

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