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Dan Smart. Photo credit: Jane Alflat

“They’ve taken me under their wing.” Chef Dane Smart talks about Manchester’s Molly House and its new menu

October 9, 2020 No Comments

Dane Smart has come a long way since his pot-washing days at LadyBoy, a Thai restaurant in Melbourne.

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“I’m not looking down or anything, I’m just looking across.” Jackie Hagan talks to Northern Soul ahead of DigiFest 2020

September 3, 2020 Comments Off on “I’m not looking down or anything, I’m just looking across.” Jackie Hagan talks to Northern Soul ahead of DigiFest 2020
Jackie Hagan is no ordinary interviewee. The award-winning artist and activist has promised a mix of lightness and grit when she pitches up at Manchester Central Library, “pyjamas, tea in hand”, to host DigiFest 2020.
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

It’s August 1 – Yorkshire Day – and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has re-opened following its COVID-19-induced hiatus.

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Jamie Hawkesworth, Wakefield Kids, 2017. Courtesy Jamie Hawkesworth / JW Anderson.

Revisiting Wakefield Kids at The Hepworth: “Not everything has to be considered normal to be beautiful.”

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Revisiting Wakefield Kids at The Hepworth: “Not everything has to be considered normal to be beautiful.”

The ripples from a 2017 fashion shoot involving more than 100 Yorkshire schoolchildren at The Hepworth Wakefield are still being felt today.

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Online Review: York, So Good They Named It Once, Harland Miller, York Art Gallery

May 3, 2020 Comments Off on Online Review: York, So Good They Named It Once, Harland Miller, York Art Gallery

If your sense of humour’s a wry one, you could do worse than watch a new film by homegrown and internationally renowned artist Harland Miller and hear his musings on growing up in North Yorkshire.

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Fattoush cafe & eatery

Takeaway Review: Fattoush, Liverpool

April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Fattoush, Liverpool

Lebanese café and eatery Fattoush in Liverpool deserves its five-star Tripadvisor ratings – and that’s coming from a regular who’s eaten in and ordered takeaways there for the past two years.

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Joy France, Natasha Hawthornthwaite, Northern Heart Films

From shy teacher to international battle rapper, 63-year-old Joy France talks to Northern Soul

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on From shy teacher to international battle rapper, 63-year-old Joy France talks to Northern Soul

What would happen if you were a teacher and went rogue?

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ROXANA HALLS AVENGING OIL ON LINEN 160 x 160 cm

Kapow! There’s a new exhibition exploring the art of superheroes and villains at the Potteries Museum

March 24, 2020 Comments Off on Kapow! There’s a new exhibition exploring the art of superheroes and villains at the Potteries Museum

Ever since Andy Warhol decreed that Batman was art, caped crusaders and villains have left trails of superhero boot prints over fashion, photography and design.

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