Northern Soul

  • Eyeliner, black leather and post-punk: not your average book launch

    March 29, 2015 No Comments

    Picture a book launch: chances are you’re imagining a staid and stifled event in a windowless inner-city Waterstones on a wet Wednesday afternoon, with copies of books and glasses of steadily souring white wine laid out in evenly-spaced rows on folding trestle tables.

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  • In detention: Rule 35 and Community Arts North West

    March 27, 2015 No Comments

    Rule 35 is a new production from Community Arts North West, an immersive show which allows the public to experience the fear and isolation of women held in detention centres such as Yarl’s Wood. Northern Soul’s Jack Stocker talks to director Cheryl Martin, creative producer Katherine Rogers, and actor and former detainee Mavis Smith.

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  • The Astounding Broccoli Boy: Frank Cottrell-Boyce talks to Northern Soul

    March 25, 2015 No Comments

    Under ‘Occupation’ on Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s passport, it must say ‘Writer.

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  • An Evening of Public Shaming with Jon Ronson

    March 24, 2015 No Comments

    Jon Ronson is very big on Twitter. That’s to say he’s an active fan of the service, has well over 100,000 followers, and first opened up an account back in December 2008.

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