Monthly Archives: October 2017
We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.Read the full story..
Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.Read the full story..
Sometimes it happens that certain playwrights have a ‘moment’, a period during which their work suddenly taps into the creative consciousness bubbling just beneath our feet and causes multiple dramatic fountains to burst through.Read the full story..
Do you remember the pure excitement of a power cut when you were little?Read the full story..
Students of scriptwriting and film-making tend to be bombarded by hard-and-fast rules, one of which says ‘your film must have incident’.Read the full story..
Boasting the largest collection of football memorabilia in the UK, the National Football Museum is introducing some new displays to its line-up.Read the full story..
When a two-year-old has to be hauled out of a venue screaming “I want it again”, you would generally chalk that one up as a hit.Read the full story..
Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale
Author Phillip Pullman said that “after nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”.Read the full story..
“The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall
Cosgrove Hall was the little animation studio that could.Read the full story..
Some time around the mid-90s, the artist known as Mik Artistik went for a night out in Leeds with his brothers to a pub that was holding an open mic music night.Read the full story..
- Photo Gallery: Brine, Steam and Rust, Lion Salt Works Museum, Northwich
- “It’s important to talk about northern voices.” Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews on class, gender and the north
- Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories
- The national museum of democracy on its tenth anniversary: People’s History Museum
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show, February 25, 2020
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show on February 25, 2020 is the perfect place to find great ideas for future leisure visits and experiences, and enjoy the amazing Monastery host venue in Manchester.
You’ll meet over 45 exhibitors from lake and river cruises, steam railway trips and stately homes and gardens to themed Beatles heritage discovery in Liverpool, and the James Herriott All Creatures Great and Small story in the Yorkshire Dales.
There will also be tours around the wonderfully restored Pugin-designed monastery building.
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"It’s important to talk about northern voices." Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews talks to Northern Soul's Literary Editor, Emma Yates-Badley, about class, gender and the north. northernsoul.me.uk/its-import… pic.twitter.com/iu9waDHlku
How beautiful are the birds in our gardens and wild spaces? Check out this gorgeous photo gallery and, while you're at it, capture a feathered friend on camera and enter Wilko's Wild Bird Photography Competition 2020. northernsoul.me.uk/capture-a-… pic.twitter.com/cyvXWqIf1n
Fascinated by industrial landscapes in art? Check out this new exhibition, Brine, Steam and Rust, Lion Salt Works Museum, Northwich. See our picture gallery⬇️ northernsoul.me.uk/photo-gall… #Cheshire @VisitCheshire pic.twitter.com/xottZKe1p0
Short film Trucker’s Atlas is a powerful exploration of mental health in northern, working-class men. Starring Kris Hitchen, produced by Sarah Palmer & written by Jack Sherratt & Dan Thorburn. View the film here: vimeo.com/333438094