Northern Soul

Author: Chris Park

Scary Fairy, BBC

Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

What do you get if you take Craig Charles, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Hansel and Gretel and shake them all up together? You get an invitation into the world of the Scary Fairy.

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To Walk Invisible, BBC

Review: To Walk Invisible, BBC, Hebden Bridge Picture House

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: To Walk Invisible, BBC, Hebden Bridge Picture House

It is a cold, wet and windy night in Hebden Bridge.

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Sorrento by Chris Park

Review: Sorrento, Italy

November 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Sorrento, Italy

It was almost complete. We’d spent two art lessons perfecting our papier mâché Vesuvius with chicken wire and a few card houses to represent the ill-fated Pompeii.

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Review: London Road Fire Station Tour, Manchester

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Review: London Road Fire Station Tour, Manchester

Let me take you back a couple of years. I was a nervous new writer and had just received my first assignment for Northern Soul.

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Julie Goodyear

The day I met Bet Lynch in a bathroom showroom

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on The day I met Bet Lynch in a bathroom showroom

I’ve learnt many things in this life, one of them being this: if you get an email from your editor asking if you’d like to join Julie Goodyear for some Corrie-related gardening, you say yes.

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Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield talks to Northern Soul

June 16, 2016 Comments Off on Lisa Stansfield talks to Northern Soul

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

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Amy Sharrocks

Review and interview: The Museum of Water, Lake District

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review and interview: The Museum of Water, Lake District

“Water is the mosaic of the universe,” says artist Amy Sharrocks at the opening of her art installation, Museum of Water, held appropriately enough in a boat house on Lake Windermere.

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The Herbal Bed

Review: The Herbal Bed, The Lowry, Salford

April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Herbal Bed, The Lowry, Salford

As the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death draws closer (April 23 in case you didn’t know), every theatre in the land is doing its utmost to find a different angle with which to pay homage to the great wordsmith.

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Liverpool Pride: back for 2016 and better than ever

March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Liverpool Pride: back for 2016 and better than ever

“This year we are bouncing back.”

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Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

It’s Summer 1980 and Bodie and Doyle of Professionals fame are stalking out potential bandits.

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