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Monthly Archives: September 2019

“It’s about community and the people around you.” Playwright Chris Hoyle talks to Northern Soul

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about community and the people around you.” Playwright Chris Hoyle talks to Northern Soul

“Once I was sacked from Corrie, I had enough to probably buy a small terraced house,” says Chris Hoyle. “But instead I spent obscene amounts of money on designer clothes.”

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Photo Gallery: Fun at the Fair, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Fun at the Fair, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Northern Soul‘s North Yorkshire photographer, Paul Hunter, had all the fun at the fair when he attended an annual, historic fair that occupies the High Street and market place of Stokesley, a market town on the fringes of the North York Moors National Park.

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Win a pair of tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Upper Campfield Market

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Upper Campfield Market

Win a pair of tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Upper Campfield Market. 

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Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey, The Lowry, Salford

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey, The Lowry, Salford

Down the decades, Salford has had a tempestuous relationship with its playwright progeny Shelagh Delaney.

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Photo Gallery: Global Climate Strike, Liverpool and Manchester

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Global Climate Strike, Liverpool and Manchester

We were absolutely blown away by just how articulate and passionate the young protesters were at last Friday’s Global Climate Strike.

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“I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

During my 45 years on this earth, I’m fairly sure that I’ve never uttered the words “ooh, my Dad has such cool friends”.

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“Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

Interviewing Bill Bryson is a dangerous occupation, both in the preparation and the execution.

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Tastes of Honey: Shelagh Delaney biographer Selina Todd talks to Northern Soul

September 20, 2019 Comments Off on Tastes of Honey: Shelagh Delaney biographer Selina Todd talks to Northern Soul

In April 1958, London-based theatre director Joan Littlewood received a package in the post from 19-year-old Shelagh Delaney of Duchy Road, Salford.

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“I write the books that shout loudest in my head.” Northern Soul talks to crime author Val McDermid

September 20, 2019 Comments Off on “I write the books that shout loudest in my head.” Northern Soul talks to crime author Val McDermid

If you were to set a murder mystery in Harrogate then its crime writing festival would offer the perfect setting for a puckish postmodern whodunnit.

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MACBETH by Shakespeare, , Writer - William Shakespeare, Director - Christopher Haydon, DESIGNER - Oli Townsend, LIGHTING DESIGNER - Colin Grenfell, The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Manchester, 2019, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre Review: Macbeth, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 19, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Macbeth, Royal Exchange, Manchester

I grew up in Shakespeare’s Country (Stratford-upon-Avon to be precise) so I should be used to The Bard going on a bit.

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