Monthly Archives: September 2019
A new group exhibition exploring the complexities of extreme body modification, deliberately altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance, is coming to The Lowry in Salford.Read the full story..
Embellish with Relish, written by the co-founder of the Hawkshead Relish Company Marie Whitehead, is a treat.Read the full story..
As I check my notes, scribbled in a teeny tiny notebook during my stay at new Manchester hotel, Dakota, this is what I find: ‘Coffee bags! Sky TV! Toilet rolls folded into a point!’.Read the full story..
I blame Don Draper.Read the full story..
In part two of his series, The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry, Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent Mark Connors talks to poet and co-editor of The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, Oz Hardwick, and reviews Hardwick’s new collection.Read the full story..
“It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester
Literary events are tricky.Read the full story..
I know we all say it about the tele of our childhoods, but kids’ TV in the 70s really was special.Read the full story..
A group of kids are playing with a homemade football, fashioned out of plastic bags.Read the full story..
Full disclosure: I have not in fact seen the Oscar-winning film on which Little Miss Sunshine the musical is based.Read the full story..
Last week, with the final embers of Summer illuminating the evening sky in Manchester, music lovers came together to greet the opening of Hallé Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season.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.