Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

Manchester's Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Win tickets to The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets to The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

WIN TICKETS TO THE GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR, OLD GRANADA STUDIOS, MANCHESTER

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Ben Batt

Ben Batt: meet the Wigan actor making a name for himself

September 20, 2016 No Comments

“I love the mentality behind it,” Ben Batt tells me.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Review: A Streetcar Named Desire, Royal Exchange, Manchester

It was a night to remember – and not just because of Maxine Peake’s scorching performance.

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Win tickets and meet the cast of Stand by Me: The Story of Ben E King and The Drifters

September 9, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets and meet the cast of Stand by Me: The Story of Ben E King and The Drifters

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE STAND BY ME…THE STORY OF BEN E KING AND THE DRIFTERS – AND MEET THE CAST OF THE SHOW

Following in the footsteps of the likes of The Jersey Boys and Motown The MusicalStand By Me… The Story of Ben E King and The Drifters is coming to theatres across the UK. Northern Soul is offering the chance to win a pair of tickets and a meet and greet with the cast of the show, at a theatre of your choice.

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Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake: “I am proud of being Northern”

September 3, 2016 Comments Off on Maxine Peake: “I am proud of being Northern”

When I was first starting out as a journalist, all fresh-faced, keen and not unlike an eager puppy desperate to please, an experienced hack gave me some invaluable advice. “When writing up an interview, start with the most interesting thing the person said.”

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The Gin Society Festival

Win tickets to The Gin Society Festival, Manchester Cathedral

August 18, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets to The Gin Society Festival, Manchester Cathedral

Win tickets to The Gin Society Festival at Manchester Cathedral 

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The North by Liz Foster Design

We don’t need a ‘Northern Cultural Tsar’. But funding parity with the South? Yes please.

August 16, 2016 Comments Off on We don’t need a ‘Northern Cultural Tsar’. But funding parity with the South? Yes please.

The New Statesman says that the North is in need of ‘a cultural renewal’. Really? Helen Palmer, Co-Director of Creative Tourist and Palmer Squared, a consultancy specialising in the cultural and tourism sector, responds to this for Northern Soul.

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Lady Annabella

Lady Annabella Marczewska of Jesmond talks to Northern Soul

August 14, 2016 Comments Off on Lady Annabella Marczewska of Jesmond talks to Northern Soul

Lady Annabella Marczewska of Jesmond is a polymath.

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Brass Bands: a Northern working class cliché?

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brass Bands: a Northern working class cliché?

Back in 1963, the celebrated dramatist Dennis Potter wrote a review for the Daily Herald about a play by Ron Watson called Man of Brass.

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Historic Pools of Britain: can we save them?

July 30, 2016 Comments Off on Historic Pools of Britain: can we save them?

It is called Manchester’s Water Palace but even that undersells it.

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