Northern Soul

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Arrested Development

The Northern Soul Podcast: Arrested Development

March 15, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Arrested Development

Stop whatever you’re doing – it’s time for The Northern Soul Podcast!

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Orgreave with riot police in the background (© Peter Arkell)

Review: From a Rock to a Hard Place by Beverley Trounce

March 13, 2015 Comments Off on Review: From a Rock to a Hard Place by Beverley Trounce

I’m writing this article on March 3, 2015. Yesterday, I lost my job.

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The Tetley

Committed to contemporary art and artists: The Tetley in Leeds

March 13, 2015 Comments Off on Committed to contemporary art and artists: The Tetley in Leeds

I first came across Pippa Hale when she was a curator of pop-up art spaces in Leeds and I was arts editor at The Leeds Guide.

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RNCM

Win a Pair of Tickets to the RNCM Big Weekender

March 13, 2015 Comments Off on Win a Pair of Tickets to the RNCM Big Weekender

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE RNCM BIG WEEKENDER

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Rosie Garland

Author, singer and vampire Rosie Garland talks to Northern Soul

March 13, 2015 Comments Off on Author, singer and vampire Rosie Garland talks to Northern Soul

If you’ve been out and about in the North at any time over the past 30 years, you may well have seen performances by the likes of burlesque chanteuse and Vampire Queen Rosie Lugosi, seminal post-punk outfit The March Violets (with a shock-haired female Goth singer), or the charmingly powerful poet Rosie Garland.

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Twopence to Cross the Mersey

Review: Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

March 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

I like to think I know a thing or two about hardship. Just the other night, for example, there was nothing on telly so I subjected myself to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never on Netflix.

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Wonder Women

Review: Women in World War One

March 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Women in World War One

It’s easy to get caught up in your own life and run around enclosed in a little bubble.

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David Ganly as Vanya

Mark Rosenblatt on Uncle Vanya at West Yorkshire Playhouse

March 11, 2015 Comments Off on Mark Rosenblatt on Uncle Vanya at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Rich Jevons talks to West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt about his work on Samuel Adamson’s new adaptation of Chekov’s classic melodrama Uncle Vanya.

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The Fat White Family

Review and pics: NME Awards Tour at Manchester Ritz

March 11, 2015 Comments Off on Review and pics: NME Awards Tour at Manchester Ritz

Twenty years ago, the NME launched the Brat Tour.

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Scuttlers Tour

Walking in the footsteps of the scuttlers

March 11, 2015 Comments Off on Walking in the footsteps of the scuttlers

On a suitably grey Saturday, I retraced the steps of the formidable gangs of the 19th Century known as scuttlers, recently recreated by Manchester’s Royal Exchange in Rona Munro’s play of the same name.

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