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The North/South Divide

A series asking leading artists, playwrights, poets, arts professionals and journalists what they think about the North-South cultural and media divide.

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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Tate Liverpool

Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

February 22, 2016 Comments Off on Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

We have an opportunity to build something new in the North, so can we not rely on a pale, male and stale stereotype?

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Melvyn Bragg writes for Northern Soul

February 19, 2016 Comments Off on Melvyn Bragg writes for Northern Soul

Melvyn Bragg writes for Northern Soul about the cultural asset stripping of the North of England.

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Derrick Greaves, Sheffield, 1953 © Derrick Greaves, courtesy James Hyman Gallery in London

Decline and Fall: how language shapes the North

January 31, 2016 Comments Off on Decline and Fall: how language shapes the North

Language shapes how we see places and the people living in them, says Laura Brown. But the North loses the language game, and has done for generations.

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Manchester- black and white shot by Chris Payne

Violence: is there a North-South divide?

January 29, 2016 Comments Off on Violence: is there a North-South divide?

It seems rough, tough Northern lads and lasses can still really show those Southern namby-pambies a thing or two when it comes to settling a dispute with a bit of a scrap.

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The North-South Cultural Divide

January 16, 2016 1 Comment

Are you bored stiff of the national press’s attitude towards the North of England? Do you think that it pays scant attention to culture in this part of the world? Northern Soul asked leading artists, playwrights, poets, arts professionals and journalists what they think about the North-South cultural – and media – divide.

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