Monthly Archives: July 2018
Photo Gallery: Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield
For the first time in human history, more people are living in urban environments than in the countryside, yet the impulse to seek out nature remains as strong as ever. This new exhibition of photographs – by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Peter Mitchell, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones – explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.Read the full story..
From Turin to Rochdale, nearly a half-century of work by game-changing, female artists – drawn from the collection of world-renowned collector and philanthropist Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – will form HERSTORY: Women Artists from the Collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a timely and ideologically-charged exhibition opening at Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester.Read the full story..
Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute
Cross-stitch is a much-loved art form which comes with certain connotations, namely of a homely, old-school, maybe slightly twee craft which enables its practitioners to immortalise pets, flowers and warm, welcoming slogans.Read the full story..
Hurrah and huzzah! Entries for the 2018 Northern Soul Awards are now open – and the best bit? It won’t cost you a penny.Read the full story..
I’m not going to beat about the bush, I am thoroughly biased.Read the full story..
The German traveller Paul Henzner, visiting London just before Shakespeare’s Globe opened, counted ‘above thirty’ heads of traitors on spikes on gate at the south end of London Bridge.Read the full story..
Manchester city centre already has its fair share of Chop Houses what with Sam’s, Mr Thomas’s and the Albert Square one, but Mr White’s English Chophouse is a different proposition unrelated to them.Read the full story..
It’s hard to believe that Rough Guides have been with us since 1982.Read the full story..
- My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist
- “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul
- Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester
- Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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