Northern Soul

Monthly Archives: September 2019

Great North Run

Photo Gallery: Great North Run 2019

September 9, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Great North Run 2019

Northern Soul’s North East Photographer Phil Pounder headed to the Great North Run, an annual UK half marathon which is now officially the biggest in the world welcoming 57,000 runners from over 130 different countries.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Jackie Kay (photo by Denise Else)

“A reader has their own way of interpreting your whole story.” Poet Jackie Kay talks to Northern Soul

September 9, 2019 Comments Off on “A reader has their own way of interpreting your whole story.” Poet Jackie Kay talks to Northern Soul

Jackie Kay’s 2010 acclaimed memoir Red Dust Road is the story of a journey as Kay comes to terms with the fact that she’s adopted and gradually wends her way from Scotland to Nigeria in search of her birth parents. But the book has since gone on a journey of its own.

Share Button
Read the full story..

A Superior Spectre: Angela Meyer in conversation with Jane Bradley, Blackwell’s, Manchester

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on A Superior Spectre: Angela Meyer in conversation with Jane Bradley, Blackwell’s, Manchester

Historical fiction isn’t my cup of tea.

Share Button
Read the full story..

McMillan photo credit Urszula Soltys

The Picture of the Artist: poet Andrew McMillan talks to Northern Soul

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on The Picture of the Artist: poet Andrew McMillan talks to Northern Soul

“It’s the culmination of the trilogy, each of which I think looks at the idea of ‘monster’ and what that means in contemporary society.”

Share Button
Read the full story..

VP PROSE POETRY

The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry

In part one of our series on prose poems, The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry, our new Poetry Correspondent Mark Connors begins with The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry.

Share Button
Read the full story..

What’s on in September: Comedy in Manchester

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on What’s on in September: Comedy in Manchester

It’s September and time to head back to the Manchester comedy circuit. Have you noticed that all comedy clubs smell exactly like fresh new pencil cases?

Share Button
Read the full story..

Plastic

The real climate change bullies – and why we should support Greta Thunberg

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on The real climate change bullies – and why we should support Greta Thunberg

Hypocrite is the latest buzzword.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Theatre Review: The Night Watch, York Theatre Royal

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Night Watch, York Theatre Royal

There’s a line right at the start of Hattie Naylor’s faithful adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel The Night Watch that’s taken straight from the book, and it’s the key to the piece.

Share Button
Read the full story..

& Juliet: Miriam-Teak Lee talks about taking on the ultimate role

September 4, 2019 Comments Off on & Juliet: Miriam-Teak Lee talks about taking on the ultimate role

It’s by no means impossible that you’ve never heard the name Max Martin.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Gin

Hamiltonic: Bolton Gin and Rum Festival

September 4, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Bolton Gin and Rum Festival

Sunday was the day of rest, according to biblical doctrine.

Share Button
Read the full story..