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Win Tickets to Design Manchester: Film How

October 16, 2015 Comments Off on Win Tickets to Design Manchester: Film How

WIN TICKETS TO DESIGN MANCHESTER: FILM HOW (NORTHERN SOUL THE FILM / FACTORY)

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Kathryn Williams

Lyricism and Lyrics: Sylvia Plath and Kathryn Williams

October 15, 2015 Comments Off on Lyricism and Lyrics: Sylvia Plath and Kathryn Williams

Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent, Wendy Pratt, talks to singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams about Hypoxia, an album written to mark the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Williams will be performing at the Manchester Literature Festival this weekend. 

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Seth Lakeman playing at The Met. Photo by Photo by James Maddox Maddox

Seth Lakeman talks to Northern Soul

October 15, 2015 Comments Off on Seth Lakeman talks to Northern Soul

He’s a folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler whose music dwells on rural myths, eerie legends and sweeping landscapes. So it comes as some surprise to learn that the first album Seth Lakeman ever bought was Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet.

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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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Pizza Express, Manchester - First Street

Review: Pizza Express, First Street, Manchester

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Pizza Express, First Street, Manchester

On a balmy October day the editor of Northern Soul and her deputy sit on the astro-turfed terrace of First Street’s Pizza Express sipping cool drinks in the afternoon sun. Yep, you read that right – sun in October! In Manchester!

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Whose Sari Now?

The Taming of the Sari: Rani Moorthy writes for Northern Soul

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on The Taming of the Sari: Rani Moorthy writes for Northern Soul

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1972

A 10-year-old Tamil girl steps into her first sari as she takes the giant leap into womanhood.

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Whose Sari Now?

Win tickets to Whose Sari Now? at The Lowry, Salford

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to Whose Sari Now? at The Lowry, Salford

Win tickets to see Whose Sari Now? at The Lowry, Salford

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Melvyn Bragg

Now is the Time: Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

October 11, 2015 Comments Off on Now is the Time: Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

I have a bone to pick with Melvyn Bragg.

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Win tickets to an Oktoberfest Master Class

October 10, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to an Oktoberfest Master Class

What do The Oast House and Munich have in common? We love our beer!

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Andrew Davies

Screenwriter Andrew Davies talks to Northern Soul

October 10, 2015 Comments Off on Screenwriter Andrew Davies talks to Northern Soul

Down the decades, British television has thoroughly enjoyed a good literary adaptation.

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