Monthly Archives: July 2018
For people in tragedy’s shadow, ‘normal’ life can seem like an irrecoverable paradise.Read the full story..
July has flown by in a flash and the World Cup is already something of a distant memory. In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look at what’s coming up in August as well as reliving some of the best sporting stories from the North during July.Read the full story..
Helen Clapcott can’t identify with the word ‘artist’. Mary Mabbutt has said more than once (in jest) that “Rembrandt didn’t have to put up with this”. Sarah Carvell sees the arrival of the occasional cup of tea to her studio as a significant achievement. Sue Howells describes herself as a housewife who picks up a brush every day.Read the full story..
“I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul
Something about Non Pratt’s writing reels me in. She’s hilarious, yes, but it’s her ability to completely understand the teens she writes about that really interests me.Read the full story..
The startling, powerful and often bleak Oldham-set debut film by Dan Kokotajlo, a Tameside-born director, explores the fall-out of renouncing a family religion and motherhood.Read the full story..
It is Wednesday July 18, midday on a very hot day, seven hours away from the semi-final against Croatia and I’m at the press opening of the keenly awaited Tast Catala on Manchester’s King Street.Read the full story..
At only 50 minutes long with no interval, this play is a real emotional roller-coaster.Read the full story..
A minnow with ambitions.Read the full story..
This is Northern Soul’s second visit to the prestigious Buxton International Festival in what I hope will become an annual trip.Read the full story..
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022
- Looking for Emily Williamson, RSPB founder
- “We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility in Manchester moves forward
- Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society
- How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul
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