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Barcelona’s Liceu

OperaWatch: Lockdown Edition

July 10, 2020 No Comments

It’s been a quiet old time here at OperaWatch HQ. The furniture is dust-covered, the trainee opera critics have all been furloughed and I sit here like Miss Havisham dripping in cobwebs and waiting for news, any news.

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Richard Newton at Bookingham Palace and Vinyl Richie in Chester Market has seen an upturn in spend

Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

As the lockdown restrictions are lessened, many non-essential retail stores are beginning to open their doors.

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Takeaway Review: Erst, Manchester

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Erst, Manchester

One of the great pleasures of writing for Northern Soul is being able to review many of the best restaurants in Manchester.

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Circles painted in New York’s Domino Park to enforce social distancing

Good News: positive stories from across the North

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea by Paul Hunter

Photo Gallery: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

Northern Soul’s North Yorkshire Photographer Paul Hunter takes some scenic snaps as lockdown begins to ease in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

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Good News: positive stories from across the North

June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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Laura Lautrete from Meltdown,

Soul Kitchen: Cheshire restaurants provide meals for the homeless

June 7, 2020 Comments Off on Soul Kitchen: Cheshire restaurants provide meals for the homeless

A group of restaurants have joined forces with a Chester charity to provide hot meals for homeless people throughout lockdown.

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Carlisle Mutual Aid

Good News: positive stories from across the North

June 1, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh (image credit: Elspeth Moore)

Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

Lancashire actress (and Northern Soul favourite) Julie Hesmondhalgh has recorded a poem in a bid to raise awareness and funds for Accrington-based charity, Maundy Relief.

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Lockdown is not a “holiday” for those without children

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Lockdown is not a “holiday” for those without children

We’ve all done it.

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