Talks & Debates
While introducing this on-stage interview event, host Dave Haslam makes a surprise announcement. Tonight’s guest Black Francis – Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV to his mum – will finish the evening by performing a few songs.Read the full story..
Panting, out of breath, a wolf powers through the snow on a desolate moor. He is pursued: two wolves speed after him, bigger, shaggier and angrier…Read the full story..
Author David Peace now resides in Japan but the Huddersfield-born, former Manchester resident and graduate from Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) is thrilled to be back to promote his novel about the late, great Bill Shankly, Red or Dead.Read the full story..
Bill Clinton, it is alleged, once described the Hay-on-Wye book festival as the “Woodstock of the mind,” a proposition that would presumably make the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate the “Woodstock of the criminal mind”.Read the full story..
Ten minutes walk from Manchester city centre is Islington Mill Studios, a former cotton-spinning mill which has been rehabilitated as the ultimate bohemian art space, thanks to the not inconsiderable efforts of ex-Central St. Martin’s fashion student and Salfordian Bill Campbell.Read the full story..
As well as movements such as Chartism and the Suffragettes, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford also collects and promotes the histories of more recent radical movements including the punk scene in Britain.Read the full story..
Northern 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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