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Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

A group of kids are playing with a homemade football, fashioned out of plastic bags.

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Van Gough Exhibition

Review: Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience, York St Mary’s

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience, York St Mary’s

How often do you go to an art gallery and find yourself bored by the interpretation? The labels on the wall can be awful.

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Peterloo 2019, June-August 2019

Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

June 26, 2019 Comments Off on Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

This summer Manchester will mark the anniversary of a public pro-democracy demonstration on August 16, 1819, and its now infamous and bloody response from the authorities.

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AC Hotel, Manchester

Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

The hotel market in central Manchester is hugely competitive with both 3-star and 5-star offerings pretty much closed shops.

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Book review: Irreplaceable – A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Book review: Irreplaceable – A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson

Historic England’s new book of ‘irreplaceable’ places in England locates a decent proportion of them in the North.

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Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

March 26, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

In the North of England, the chances are you’re closer to a mosque than you think.

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Syria: A Conflict Explored. General view of Syria: Story of a Conflict

Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

It’s unusual to go more than a few days without hearing about the war in Syria, either in the news or as part of an appeal for humanitarian assistance.

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Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, image by Stephen Slack

Photo Gallery: International ceramics festival returns to Stoke-on-Trent

November 13, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: International ceramics festival returns to Stoke-on-Trent

Northern Soul’s Steve Slack headed to the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) as it returned to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British ceramics, for its fifth edition.

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The Spanking Roger, Store Street Manchester

Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

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Leeds Art Gallery exterior, image courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

October 9, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

I’m looking at a piece of contemporary sculpture.

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