Monthly Archives: July 2018
I have the propensity to be anxious about most things – electrical goods, being late, saying no, upsetting people, gas hobs, plug sockets, disease, forgetting things – so a book titled Notes on a Nervous Planet calls to me like a gin & tonic on a hot day.Read the full story..
In my mind, there are two types of plays: the ones where you keep checking your watch and the ones where you leave the theatre and it’s suddenly dark.Read the full story..
“Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright
Neither of us intend it, I’m sure, but our conversation circles back time and again to a once-forgotten corner of Ordsall on a bitter December day in 1985.Read the full story..
I have a confession.Read the full story..
Somewhere out there in a lovingly mischievous, poly-morphously sexual world – where Ziggy Stardust meets The Wicker Man, Kate Bush sends flowers and Derek Jarman catches it all on film, while Marcel Marceau, Lou Reed, Ken Russell and Fellini are all waiting for the man – is where you might expect to come across legendary mime artist, dancer and self-proclaimed “poofter in pink tights”, Lindsay Kemp.Read the full story..
In the first instalment of a regular series focusing on sport in the North of England, Margaret Brecknell examines stories from last month as well as looking forward to what’s on in July.Read the full story..
When friends Marie Grant, Jane Thomson and Liz Gregory went for a night out in their home town of Prestwich, they came home disappointed with the dance floor offering, and with a clear resolution to do something about it.Read the full story..
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, jetty and our new favourite…a weind.Read the full story..
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