Monthly Archives: September 2017
God’s Own Country, written and directed by English filmmaker Francis Lee, is a remarkable film in many ways, and I’m not alone in believing it’s quite probably the best debut of the year.Read the full story..
Director Joyce Branagh is working on what sounds like the perfect premise for an ensemble piece.Read the full story..
When I was a 20-something cub reporter in the late 90s and early noughties, sexism was rife. And I don’t just mean in journalism, although there was plenty to speak of.Read the full story..
Painting the North – Crossings: Constructing the Mersey Gateway Paintings, Shaun Smyth, Catalyst Museum, Widnes
In the seventh instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.Read the full story..
It’s 1973. Industrial action has plunged the UK into darkness and things are pretty gloomy (except for this pre-teen excitedly reading comics by candlelight). But there is one shining light: glam rock.Read the full story..
Win a bottle of Opihr Gin and Taste the Spirit of AdventureRead the full story..
“I’m least fond of Making Your Mind Up, yet where would I be without it?” Cheryl Baker talks to Northern Soul
Bucks Fizz will forever be remembered as UK Eurovision winners. A plucky quartet, put together for the 1981 contest, bopping their way to victory with the chart-topping Making Your Mind Up.Read the full story..
On the cusp of September, on a fresh sunny afternoon, I made my way down to Iberica in Manchester’s Spinningfields to lunch with Northern Soul head honcho, Helen Nugent.Read the full story..
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Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline soared during the pandemic. So Stopcocks Women Plumbers established the national Register of Tradeswomen so vulnerable householders, who feel safer with tradeswomen, could find them. northernsoul.me.uk/mica-may-n… @Stopcocks @TradesWomenUK pic.twitter.com/JUZdzqVg37