Monthly Archives: February 2019
“The thing about Brecht,” says Housemate, “is you’re not supposed to feel empathy towards the characters.”Read the full story..
In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s writer and journalist, Paolo Hewitt.Read the full story..
“Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul
Eliot Kennedy has written songs for Mary J. Blige, the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, Boyzone, Bryan Adams, S Club 7 and Take That. Now the Sheffield songwriter is celebrating his 50th birthday with a charity concert in his home town – and he’s invited his musical friends. He talks to Ann Chadwick.Read the full story..
Edit.04: Live Creations by Joe Moran and Dance Art Foundation is the fourth in The Lowry’s Edit series of gallery projects and collaborations.Read the full story..
In 1836, the enormously popular Manchester Music Festival came to a close with a fancy dress ball so grand a temporary structure was built to connect The Portico Library with the nearby Assembly Rooms and Theatre Royal.Read the full story..
Kenneth Alan Taylor is a phenomenon. In fact, he’s a phenomenal phenomenon.Read the full story..
Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul
A number of places are synonymous with the history of gay culture: San Francisco, New York, Paris, Bolton.Read the full story..
When you go to see an orchestra play, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.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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