Northern Soul

  • The Girl Who Fell To Earth: Sophia Al-Maria talks to Northern Soul

    November 23, 2014 No Comments

    The best books never leave you. You never really finish them. They become part of your story, lying dormant until something, anything, sparks the tinderbox of memory and, like a long-lost friend, you remember how much you loved them.

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  • The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

    November 22, 2014 No Comments

    “They struck me squarely in the stomach and got my head nodding straight away with the kind of bass-heavy indie post-punk that pulses along somewhere between Franz Ferdinand and The Hives, while necks jerk and feet tap involuntarily.” This was how Northern Soul described The Tapestry after seeing them play at the Rambsbottom Festival earlier this year.

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  • The OU: the only truly open university

    November 21, 2014 1 Comment

    I remember watching Open University videos in school.

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  • Moving Stories: Type Motion at FACT, Liverpool

    November 20, 2014 No Comments

    I have a friend who has just finished training as an archivist. I have an idea what this means: I think it involves blowing cobwebs off boxes of old photos while wearing a pair of rave-style white gloves, then occasionally appearing on Who Do You Think You Are? and talking Richard Madeley through his tear-jerking past.

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  • John Hegley on Bus Conductors, Barbers and Potatoes

    November 20, 2014 No Comments

    I saw John Hegley at Just So Festival in August this year, performing to a crowd of parents and young children. It had the potential to be a difficult gig.

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