Monthly Archives: January 2015
Alan Johnson is not your run-of-the-mill politician.Read the full story..
In the musical re-rooting of the early 1980s where punk met poetry, a wellspring flowed and the mystery of melody was finally unlocked by a serendipitous gathering of Mancunians called The Chameleons.Read the full story..
After all the fun and festivity of the holidays it’s time to get back to the everyday grind. But never fear – there are some great gigs across the North to chase away those January blues.Read the full story..
Glen Duckett is director of EAT Pennine (Employment and Training) and manager of the award-winning Eagle & Child in Ramsbottom. In one of his newest projects, the Stables café in Heaton Park, he chats to Northern Soul over a cuppa.Read the full story..
When Jason Wood officially joins Manchester’s HOME at the beginning of February as artistic director: film, it will be a big moment for the £25 million multi-arts form venue as he completes the three-strong artistic directorate ahead of the building’s Spring 2015 opening.Read the full story..
Wakelet, a tech-start up founded by Salford graduate Jamil Khalil, has secured £1 million in funding from UK and US investors. Founder Jamil Khalil writes for Northern Soul about why it was important to launch the social sharing platform in Manchester.Read the full story..
In marathon-running terms, this is the phoney war. I write this sitting at my desk at work in Salford Quays on my meal break, with nothing but a gentle ache from running the five kilometres to work earlier on and a sense of anticipation about the adventure that’s about to begin.Read the full story..
How’s your Northern knowledge? Let’s see how much you can recall about 2014. No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers are at the bottom…)Read the full story..
In her latest podcast, Sara Hughes talks to playwright Simon Stephens about his love of theatre, growing up in Stockport, his shows being staged across the world and how he adapted the award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time.Read the full story..
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Thought for the Day: "O tell her, Swallow, thou that knowest each, That bright and fierce and fickle is the South, And dark and true and tender is the North." - Lord Tennyson
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