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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

January 13, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature. 

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Scary Fairy, BBC

Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

What do you get if you take Craig Charles, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Hansel and Gretel and shake them all up together? You get an invitation into the world of the Scary Fairy.

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“If you avoid serious subjects, comedy isn’t funny” Henry Normal talks to Northern Soul

September 14, 2016 Comments Off on “If you avoid serious subjects, comedy isn’t funny” Henry Normal talks to Northern Soul

He promises poems about “death, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers”. As pitches go for a literature event hoping to put bums on seats, it’s not your run of the mill promotion. But Henry Normal isn’t your conventional fella. 

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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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Old St. Stephen’s church

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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The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

July 9, 2015 Comments Off on The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

Four years ago a small team of committed individuals, who at the time each operated venues in Greater Manchester, came together and set up The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

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Northern Soul Poetry Please…

June 6, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Soul Poetry Please…

Northern Soul is two years old. Two years!

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Simon Armitage

Walking Away: Simon Armitage talks to Northern Soul

June 4, 2015 Comments Off on Walking Away: Simon Armitage talks to Northern Soul

Back in summer 2010, Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage embarked on an ambitious walk: the 256-mile route of the Pennine Way, from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Edale in the Peak District.

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Roger McGough

Roger McGough on poetry, performance and hanging out with The Beatles

April 15, 2015 Comments Off on Roger McGough on poetry, performance and hanging out with The Beatles

Roger McGough, who’ll be introducing his new collection It Never Rains at this month’s Oldham’s Bookmark Festival, a week-long celebration of all things literary in the borough, admits to being surprised on discovering that the book is his 100th title.

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Poetry

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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