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..
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
For advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact Northern Soul’s Founder and Editor Helen Hugent at email@example.com.
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
@Jonzeywriter Fab article, thanks for writing it. - Helen, Editor
Online Theatre Review: The Empathy Experiment "Shows such as The Empathy Experiment are an example of why we so desperately need to campaign for the survival of the arts," says @EmmaYatesBadley northernsoul.me.uk/online-the… @prairiepetal @BradfordLitFest #theatre pic.twitter.com/DJNxOZi6IX
“Stay true to the kind of work you want to produce and there will be a home for it.” Author Gaynor Jones, winner of @NewWritingNorth's Northern Debut Award, reflects on what it means to be a Northern writer northernsoul.me.uk/gaynor-jon… @Jonzeywriter @McrLitFest @McrWritingSchl pic.twitter.com/DCi8xJKkk5
OK, now we feel about 100 years old. youtube.com/watch?v=1OADXN…