Monthly Archives: October 2015
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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!Read the full story..
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1972
A 10-year-old Tamil girl steps into her first sari as she takes the giant leap into womanhood.Read the full story..
Win tickets to see Whose Sari Now? at The Lowry, SalfordRead the full story..
I have a bone to pick with Melvyn Bragg.Read the full story..
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