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  • “Plans for the future have been shattered overnight”

    June 24, 2016 No Comments

    Isabel Webb is 19-years-old. She’s from Manchester and is one year into her degree at UCL in London. In her latest blog for Northern Soul, she writes about her reaction to the vote for Brexit.

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  • Reader, I went to Haworth: following in the footsteps of the Brontës

    June 22, 2016 No Comments

    I have loved the Brontë sisters since I was a teenage bookworm.

    I spent a great deal of my young life swooning over the brooding characters of Heathcliff and Mr Rochester while reading dog-eared copies of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre liberated from the school library.

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  • Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

    June 17, 2016 No Comments

    It’s been 15 years since an intriguing noise lulled soothingly out of my radio. It prompted me to obsessively listen to said radio until said song was played again and I could put a name to the tune

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  • Lisa Stansfield talks to Northern Soul

    June 16, 2016 No Comments

    “I’ve been dossing around. Well, I’ve been dossing for a bit but not most of the day.”

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  • Beyond the Glass Case: Old Low Light, North Shields

    June 15, 2016 Comments Off on Beyond the Glass Case: Old Low Light, North Shields

    The Old Low Light sits on the spot where North Shields began many centuries ago. It is the oldest surviving, occupied building on the Fish Quay and started life as a lighthouse, leading mariners safely into the River Tyne. Centre manager Pearl Saddington writes for Northern Soul about its transformation into a thriving heritage centre and there’s a gorgeous photo gallery by our North East Photographer, Phil Pounder.

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