Monthly Archives: June 2019
I had been forewarned that my esteemed Editor and sometime luncheon companion was on Scout duty, the Brunette was two-timing me with another lunch date and the Blonde was at work, so it was to be dining solo.Read the full story..
This summer Manchester will mark the anniversary of a public pro-democracy demonstration on August 16, 1819, and its now infamous and bloody response from the authorities.Read the full story..
Win tickets to RNCM and Manchester Histories present Protest Music inspired by Peterloo 2019.Read the full story..
Like at least 50,000 other Liverpudlians, the writer Ian Salmon recently went on an impromptu holiday to Madrid.Read the full story..
Until now, British writer/director Peter Strickland has brought us films such as Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy which, while exquisitely and dazzling labours of love, were perhaps just a little too arch and knowing.Read the full story..
Fan of all things flora and fauna? Then why not take a look at this new release from ACC publishers called RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks.Read the full story..
“You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul
There’s an eclectic mix of pictures on the walls of my house. Like many people, my home is my life writ large and among the mish-mash of Brontë quotes and self-deprecating swipes at my Northern heritage is a signed poster of the 1995 Manchester Royal Exchange production of Miss Julie.Read the full story..
- The Gayby Has Landed: pregnant in a pandemic
- Picture Gallery: Art Deco by the Sea, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
- Bishop Auckland: past, present and future
- “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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In a new series for Northern Soul called The Gayby Has Landed, Hayley-Jane Sims writes about being pregnant in a pandemic, being a mum in local lockdown, and LGBT parenting. northernsoul.me.uk/the-gayby-… @HayleyJaneSims #PregnantWoman #LGBTQ @canalstmancs pic.twitter.com/pBufKztQWx
Thought for the Day: “It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” - John Steinbeck
We just discovered a local chippy that delivers. It is gloriously Northern - dishes include spam fritters, black pudding, Carrs pasties, chips/cheese/gravy (a single dish, that one), pineapple ring, rag pudding, chip muffin and, um, battered Mars Bar. What a time to be alive.