Monthly Archives: March 2019
“Good story, good rhymes, bit scary, great pictures.” Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler talk to Northern Soul
Axel Scheffler, one might argue, is getting desperate.Read the full story..
Say what you like about The Unthanks, but I love them. Just to be clear, they’ve never been afraid of pushing boundaries, embracing challenges and kissing ambition on both cheeks.Read the full story..
Admittedly not everyone would want to spend an hour locked in a room with several Doctor Who fans. But speaking as a life-long ardent fan of the show, I couldn’t wait.Read the full story..
I remember being invited to the first JB Shorts a decade ago and having little idea what to expect from a notion that had begun as a conversation over a few drinks between two writers, let alone imagining that it would blossom into one of the highlights of Manchester’s theatrical landscape.Read the full story..
Norman Cornish was one of the most famous artists to emerge from the North East of England in the 20th century and became one of the most celebrated British artists of his time.Read the full story..
2018 provided the biggest moment of Icarus’s career to date.Read the full story..
If a British-Polish lesbian romance mixed with Hull City’s promotion to the Premier League and Brexit sounds like an unlikely recipe for a coherent piece of musical theatre, that’s because it is.Read the full story..
“We haven’t met a single woman who didn’t want to have a go with the bolt cutters.” Northern Soul chats to Idle Women
I am a DIY avoider. The mere mention of an IKEA flat pack kit and I break into a cold sweat.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 artist, illustrator and designer, Stanley Chow.Read the full story..
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