Monthly Archives: September 2018
If you’re old enough to recall brick-like mobile phones, TV pong and computers the size of a bungalow, the pop single may be one of the first things you bought with your pocket money.Read the full story..
Book Review – Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe
I’m an avid reader of non-fiction. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at other people’s lives and, more importantly, learning something new about the world we live in.Read the full story..
Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky received the Nobel prize for economics for showing that people did not necessarily make rational decisions.Read the full story..
When I realise that Adam Rowe’s award-wining Edinburgh Fringe joke came at the end of a long rant about a job centre, I tell him my story about the humiliation of signing on after redundancy and complaining to the member of staff that I don’t belong there.Read the full story..
Last Thursday in Manchester, with the wind howling and the rain falling so heavily that mass evacuation by ark seemed likely, the Hallé Orchestra opened its 2018/19 season under its guest conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens.Read the full story..
In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Robert Hamilton will be sampling the best gin the North has to offer and talking to the people who make it. First up, he takes a trip to Manchester Cathedral to spend some time with The Gin Society.Read the full story..
“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading
“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”Read the full story..
Photo Gallery: Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner by Norman Long, Contemporary Six Gallery
Last weekend saw the book launch for celebrated modern artist Norman Long’s Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner at independent art gallery Contemporary Six.Read the full story..
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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Coming soon on Northern Soul, exclusive interviews with Val McDermid, Bill Bryson, John Craven, Chris Hoyle, and Selina Todd.
'I’ll never forget emerging from the Swan Theatre after a four-hour RSC production of King Lear, blinking like I’d not seen daylight in years, and my dad saying “good grief, you look pale”.' Theatre Review: Macbeth, Royal Exchange, Manchester northernsoul.me.uk/theatre-re… pic.twitter.com/mARw3kEXWM