Purring – Sport of The People explores the lost histories of clog fighting. The artist Anna FC Smith writes for Northern Soul about the genesis of the show (currently at The Whitaker in Rossendale) and what visitors can expect.Read the full story..
In an unassuming Manchester suburb there’s a living room with a piece of furniture you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. It’s a lamp made from a Greenham Common section of fencing. It belongs to lifelong equality activist and peace campaigner, Betty Tebbs.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Liverpool feels like it’s on the cusp of change, the growth of grassroots movements, of shifting and changing sands, this explosion in the number of micro businesses.Read the full story..
“The North West has always been regarded by the South East of England as remote and slightly backward.”Read the full story..
When you think of a history festival, what comes to mind? Simon Schama waxing lyrical on 17th century Dutch culture? A walking tour of medieval churches? Or an exhibition showcasing Roman Empire pottery shards?Read the full story..
Everyone has heard of the Battle of the Somme, the battle which symbolises the horrors of warfare in the First World War.Read the full story..
One hundred years ago, almost every family in Britain knew the heartache of waving men off to battle.Read the full story..
It’s a banner you wouldn’t want to argue with.Read the full story..
We have an opportunity to build something new in the North, so can we not rely on a pale, male and stale stereotype?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
Northen Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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