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No Haircut by Grant Wilson

Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

On a temporarily blockaded King Street West in Salford, just a mere stride across the river near Blackfriars, is the the red brick building that houses Ocean’s Apart’s gallery and artists’ studios.

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“We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ retirement community in Manchester moves forward

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on “We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ retirement community in Manchester moves forward

In 2019, I wrote an article for Northern Soul about the UK’s first LGBT retirement community which was due to be established in Whalley Range, South Manchester.

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Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

July 2, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

Manchester’s urban history is being celebrated with a new book featuring images of local independent shops in the 1980s, which already look like a bygone age.

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Choose Joy by Linnet Panashe Rubaya

Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

It’s rare for me to visit a gallery and immediately think ‘oh, these are good’. More often, it’s ‘hmm’ or even ‘what?’.

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Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

June 22, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

Back at the start of last year, Northern Soul spoke to curator Jan Hicks about the then-forthcoming Science and Industry Museum exhibition about Factory – that’s to say, Tony Wilson and co’s now-legendary northern music empire.

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BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco. Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental Grocer, has created a selection of flavoursome recipes to spice up your summer barbecues.

This week, we’ve got a delicious recipe for Wing Yip’s Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers. This is the perfect recipe for those who enjoy experimenting with new ingredients. Jackfruit is both versatile and delicious and is a great alternative to meat. Pop these skewers on the barbecue for the ultimate summertime meal.


Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

Makes 6, Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 tin young jackfruit, 300g drained weight

300g pineapple, cut into 2cm cubes (18 pieces in total)

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Marinade / Coating Sauce:

2 tbsp Wing Yip Light Soy Sauce

1-2 tbsp Mai Siam Sriracha Sauce, depending on how spicy you want them

½ tsp Wing Yip Sesame Oil

1 tsp white sesame seeds

6 small skewers

Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers 2Method:

  1. Soak the skewers in cold water for at least 1 hour before assembling.
  2. Drain the jackfruit and cut any large chunks in half so that you have 12 pieces.
  3. Mix together the marinade ingredients and then add the jackfruit and pineapple. Mix well to ensure all of the pieces are evenly coated.
  4. Starting with the pineapple, thread the pineapple and jackfruit onto the skewers so that you have 3 pieces of pineapple and 2 pieces of jackfruit per skewer.
  5. Heat a frying or griddle pan over a medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, lay the skewers carefully in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side until they have started to caramelise and are hot.
  6. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and then serve immediately. 

 

Wing Yip has four superstores located in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon, and an online shop at wingyip.com.

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Food Review: Habas Restaurant and Bar, Manchester

June 12, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: Habas Restaurant and Bar, Manchester

Times are hard for restaurants.

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Hotel Review: Qbic Hotel and Motley’s Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester

June 12, 2021 Comments Off on Hotel Review: Qbic Hotel and Motley’s Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester

It’s the first week of relaxed lockdown restrictions, according to Boris Johnson’s roadmap to freedom, and, despite the odd speed bump in Bolton and Blackburn, we’re allowed to eat indoors (with certain restrictions) and even stay in a hotel.

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Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HOME, Manchester

June 11, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HOME, Manchester

To my everlasting chagrin, I never saw Peter Brook’s famous 1970 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in a white box with trapezes.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat. Lizzie Henshaw. Z-arts

Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Z-arts, Manchester

June 9, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Z-arts, Manchester

As I looked at the oversized cat flap, built to let children into Mog the Forgetful Cat’s world, I let out a sigh.

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