Author: Chris Park
Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.Read the full story..
“It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
“I don’t think you should be snobby about reading,” says Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival which is returning for the fifth time this month.Read the full story..
“You’re reviewing a classical music concert?”Read the full story..
It’s December 2015 and West Yorkshire’s beautiful Calder Valley is celebrating Christmas. Then the rain comes.Read the full story..
Those of us who have been in Manchester for many a year wistfully remember the restaurant Reform, one of the city’s leading eateries until its closure in 2003.Read the full story..
Last year I decided I was going to be a big brave boy and go on holiday as a solo traveller.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
It is a cold, wet and windy night in Hebden Bridge.Read the full story..
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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