Monthly Archives: March 2015
Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to actor Michael Brandon (known to many as Dempsey from TV’s Dempsey and Makepeace) about his career and current role of Alfieri in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, set in Brandon’s birthplace, Brooklyn.Read the full story..
This play is a fable. I know it’s a fable because the world’s biggest typewriter (heard but not seen) pounds the words ‘A FABLE’ onto the tea-chest-style wooden backdrop at the start of the story.Read the full story..
Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt writes candidly about her devastating experience with NHS failings, how she came through it, and why she still loves and admires the health service.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO SEE SLEEPING BEAUTY AT ST HELENS THEATRE ROYALRead the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Since its formation in 2009, Manchester-based Apadmi, a leading mobile app developer, has expanded rapidly and is continuing to take on new staff and clients. Howard Simms, co-founder and director of Apadmi, writes for Northern Soul about the company’s origins, recent changes and where the business is heading.Read the full story..
Under ‘Occupation’ on Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s passport, it must say ‘Writer‘.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
- “Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music
- “You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul
- Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me
- Win a Michelin-star dinner at Don Giovanni in Manchester this Christmas
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Paul Hanley will be taking part in special Q&A at Manchester Central Library on December 2nd. Tickets are free but you must register. More details at librarylive.co.uk/event/libra…
Poem for the Weekend: Uninvited Guests by Gill Lambert (chosen by our Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt) pic.twitter.com/aj6PSf6iJx
Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me Ooh but we've got some proper good columnists on Northern Soul. Here's the latest article by Henry Normal, he of Paul Calf, Mrs Merton, Gavin & Stacey, The Mighty Boosh, Alan Partridge, Red Dwarf etc etc. northernsoul.me.uk/henry-norm… pic.twitter.com/3PBi1RbKKD