Northern Soul

Author: Wendy Pratt

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Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

When you’re born and bred Yorkshire, there’s something very satisfying about watching a play where the characters have strong Yorkshire accents.

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Poet Lemn Sissay talks to Northern Soul

July 25, 2016 Comments Off on Poet Lemn Sissay talks to Northern Soul

‘We have to shout poetry from the rooftops, revolution is in poetry.’

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Winter walk by Paul Hunter

The Weight of Snow

December 16, 2015 Comments Off on The Weight of Snow
It’s nearly Christmas….and to celebrate Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written a beautiful poem in response to our North Yorkshire Photographer’s Winter Walk image, taken between Stokesley and Great Ayton, North Yorks. Many thanks to Wendy and Paul Hunter for such lovely words and pictures.
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Lyricism and Lyrics: Sylvia Plath and Kathryn Williams

October 15, 2015 Comments Off on Lyricism and Lyrics: Sylvia Plath and Kathryn Williams

Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent, Wendy Pratt, talks to singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams about Hypoxia, an album written to mark the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Williams will be performing at the Manchester Literature Festival this weekend. 

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Reforging the Sampo: a defibrillator for poetry

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on Reforging the Sampo: a defibrillator for poetry

I get about a bit as a poet, travelling across the country to tiny venues in the back rooms of pubs where an audience of three or four are there for the open mic night and have never heard of me, let alone read my poetry.

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Country lane, Downham © Matthew Graham, 2014

I am the North in Northern Soul

May 12, 2015 Comments Off on I am the North in Northern Soul

This weekend marked Northern Soul‘s second birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written this poem.

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Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

March 31, 2015 Comments Off on Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

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.

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What’s Up North? The Northern Soul Poetry Preview

February 2, 2015 Comments Off on What’s Up North? The Northern Soul Poetry Preview

The poetry community is a displaced, wandering mass.

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Open University ceremony

The OU: the only truly open university

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

I remember watching Open University videos in school.

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Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt Talks to author Debbie Taylor about Herring Girl, Mslexia and taking the scenic route to becoming a writer.

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