Monthly Archives: August 2018
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..
Located in the stunning setting of Whitebottom Farm is Etherow Country Park, with 3 stages – the main stage situated in the barn (with hay bales for seats), the Meadow stage and the paddock stage which is hosted by Mr Peeps and showcases some of the best emerging bands – Blackthorn Music Festival markets itself as Manchester’s first credible music festival with camping.Read the full story..
Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee
Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee.Read the full story..
Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, well-known for his collaborations with Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne and many others. Here he chats to Paul Neads, editor of Manchester-based Flapjack Press, a publishing firm specialising in poetry and poetry events.Read the full story..
“Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul
There must be something in the air because Northern writers are churning out fascinating fiction at a rate of knots.Read the full story..
Brian W. Lavery talks to director Sean McAllister, the man behind a documentary revealing the flip side of his home town’s UK City of Culture year. A Northern Soul follows a factory worker’s struggle to pursue what seems like an impossible cultural dream.Read the full story..
Set on fire and fighting with Wonder Woman, it’s all in a day’s work for stunt coordinator Justin Pearson
There is footage of Justin Pearson jumping out of a window, covered in flames from head to foot and having a table kicked at him by Wonder Woman.Read the full story..
Breastfeeding. It’s always been something of a taboo subject in many ways. For a new mum “should I breast feed or not?” and then “can I do it in public?”Read the full story..
I’ve just carried out a social media cull.Read the full story..
- Flapjack Press’s Paul Neads talks poetry, performance and, erm, flapjacks with Henry Normal
- “Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul
- “A factory worker with a cultural dream.” Director Sean McAllister talks about his new documentary
- The Northern Soul Awards 2018: a celebration of culture and enterprise
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