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Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

Cross-stitch is a much-loved art form which comes with certain connotations, namely of a homely, old-school, maybe slightly twee craft which enables its practitioners to immortalise pets, flowers and warm, welcoming slogans.

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Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

Manchester city centre already has its fair share of Chop Houses what with Sam’s, Mr Thomas’s and the Albert Square one, but Mr White’s English Chophouse is a different proposition unrelated to them.

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“Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on “Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

Neither of us intend it, I’m sure, but our conversation circles back time and again to a once-forgotten corner of Ordsall on a bitter December day in 1985.

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What Love Would Want

What Love Would Want: Lindsay Kemp and Tim Arnold chat to Northern Soul

July 3, 2018 Comments Off on What Love Would Want: Lindsay Kemp and Tim Arnold chat to Northern Soul

Somewhere out there in a lovingly mischievous, poly-morphously sexual world – where Ziggy Stardust meets The Wicker Man, Kate Bush sends flowers and Derek Jarman catches it all on film, while Marcel Marceau, Lou Reed, Ken Russell and Fellini are all waiting for the man – is where you might expect to come across legendary mime artist, dancer and self-proclaimed “poofter in pink tights”, Lindsay Kemp.

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Take Me to Church

Take Me To Church: Prestwich goes clubbing

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Take Me To Church: Prestwich goes clubbing

When friends Marie Grant, Jane Thomson and Liz Gregory went for a night out in their home town of Prestwich, they came home disappointed with the dance floor offering, and with a clear resolution to do something about it.  

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What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

These dog days of summer – when there’s a constant whiff in the air of barbie sausages and coconuts and it’s perfectly acceptable to gloriously unveil those wobbly, pale body parts you’d completely forgotten about since the week you spent in Torremolinos in 2015. Anyway, come the evening why not squeeze your clammy bits in next to a stranger in the sticky, warm darkness and catch this lot?

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Lunya

Food Review: Lunya, Manchester

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Lunya, Manchester

We’ve all done it. Looked longingly at a menu and thought, “I could eat all of that”. The beauty of this tapas-style feast is, you can.

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Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

I was ridiculously joyful at this year’s Manchester Day Parade.

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Photographs Smiths Salford Lads Club, Steve Wright

Review: The Smiths 1984–1986, Stephen Wright, Central Library, Manchester

June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Smiths 1984–1986, Stephen Wright, Central Library, Manchester

Like the contents of a can of pop, pent-up and shaken, The Smiths fizzed dramatically if briefly, upending the charts for fewer than five years, before going flat in misunderstanding and acrimony.

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Courtney Barnett, Albert Hall, Nicola Jackson

Photo Gallery: Courtney Barnett and Loose Tooth, Albert Hall, Manchester

June 10, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Courtney Barnett and Loose Tooth, Albert Hall, Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Nicola Jackson sees Australian singer, songwriter and musician Courtney Barnett at Manchester’s Albert Hall

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