Blasts from the Furnace
Reviews, features and hot air by Damon Fairclough, a writer based in Liverpool via a long lost Sheffield of the soul.
I’ve never attempted to adapt a novel for the stage, but if I did, I can tell you a few things I’d look for when choosing a suitable book.Read the full story..
Much has been made of The Mersey Sound poetry anthology in Liverpool this year.Read the full story..
There’s no doubt about it, it’s an inspiring story.Read the full story..
It’s strange how some artists become inextricably linked with specific locations while for others, a sense of place is a more nebulous affair.Read the full story..
Classification is a useful technique to employ if you are responsible for arranging the contents of a library.Read the full story..
When the architectural historian, Joseph Sharples, first visited Liverpool as a student in the 1980s, the city made an indelible impression.Read the full story..
You can’t escape from stories these days.Read the full story..
Back in a time before touchscreens and Tinder, there was Tiswas. Innocent, inexplicable Tiswas. At the turn of the 1980s, this Saturday morning TV chaos-fest was the hectic, hydrophilic yang to Multicoloured Swap Shop’s somewhat less water-logged yin.Read the full story..
- Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival
- Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival
- Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester
- “Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe about radio, writing and Galleon Blast
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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