Monthly Archives: December 2018
No, you’re definitely wrong, January is not miserable. It’s simply early spring. Days are getting longer, the daffodils are on their way and there’s loads of comedy. Look here.Read the full story..
As it’s the season of goodwill, we have decided to give you the chance to test your Northern knowledge again with the annual Northern Soul End Of Year Quiz. There are no prizes, just the chance to appear brighter and more switched on than your family and friends (answers are at the bottom). Many thanks to Margaret Brecknell for setting this quiz.Read the full story..
We hoped that 2018 would be an improvement on a turbulent 2016 and an inexplicable 2017. But this year proved that [rubbish] things come in threes. Nevertheless, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, 2018 was an incredible year for bookworms and writers alike.Read the full story..
People’s History Museum in Manchester will open 2019 with a new exhibition of historic and contemporary banners that reflect themes of protest.Read the full story..
Only a couple of days to go and Santa Claus will be coming to town. Ho ho ho!Read the full story..
Every year I try to pin Christmas down – an atmosphere, a perfect gathering, a woodland walk on a crisp December day.Read the full story..
“The danger of this job is not late nights, cocaine and hookers, it’s pasties.” Justin Moorhouse talks to Northern Soul
“I’m a non-smoking, teetotal vegan so I couldn’t make myself any sadder really. If I got an allotment, that would finally tip me over the edge.”Read the full story..
- “The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre
- Brute Strength: Why Our Northern Concrete is Worth Keeping
- Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author
- “We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North
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