Monthly Archives: January 2016
It can be an overused term but Delia Derbyshire definitely qualifies as a ‘cult hero’. Among the cognoscenti she’s revered as a pioneer of British electronic music, and one of the first true artists in the field.Read the full story..
Crimes of passion. Glamour. Menace. Intrigue. Slim cigarettes, cocktails and pussy bow blouses. Exotic-sounding European names, dubious French accents, Lords, Ladies and business tycoons.Read the full story..
Regular readers will know that I’ve wittered on loads about how Queer As Folk sparked my desire to move Manchester, the land of the gays. But I haven’t watched it again since its initial transmission 16 years ago. So when my girlfriend suggested we re-visit both series, I thought yes, it’s time.Read the full story..
Are you bored stiff of the national press’s attitude towards the North of England? Do you think that it pays scant attention to culture in this part of the world? Northern Soul asked leading artists, playwrights, poets, arts professionals and journalists what they think about the North-South cultural – and media – divide.Read the full story..
Ah, the golden age of steam. This phrase brings to mind the glorious engines that once choo-chooed across Britain.Read the full story..
Win tickets to The National Wedding Show at Manchester CentralRead the full story..
Some people hate the M62 – that windy, high-peaked, lugubrious trek from east to west or west to east. But I like the journey, especially the one from Manchester to Leeds.Read the full story..
Believe it or not but naked clog fighting was a mysterious and illegal sport that existed in Northern mining communities for hundreds of years. Now Gallery Oldham is staging an exhibition examining the myths of the brutal underground ‘purring, clogging or Fighting Wigan Fashion’.Read the full story..
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Coming soon on Northern Soul: Graze, a new delicatessen for Ramsbottom. It's proper good (and, um, happens to be owned and run by NS's chef brother-in-law, Tony May). pic.twitter.com/7QYd03dEdg
Artist David Dunnico has created War Work, a new exhibition at AIR Gallery, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Click the link below to view the full gallery: northernsoul.me.uk/image-gall… pic.twitter.com/s8ATabsNx8
The exhibition explores the memorials and rituals that surround the war and how they have influenced our perception of later conflicts.