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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Love of Leeds

Photo Gallery: Love of Leeds

January 20, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Love of Leeds

A new photographic project aims to capture the life of Leeds in a stunning year-long photo essay.

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Moody Blues, 2019

Photo Gallery: Forget Me Not, pARTners, The Exchange, North Tyneside

January 20, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Forget Me Not, pARTners, The Exchange, North Tyneside

Forget Me Not, a new exhibition at The Exchange in North Shields, will showcase the work of pARTners which provides art classes for people living with dementia in North Tyneside.

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The spirit of the north: actress Holliday Grainger talks to Northern Soul

January 18, 2020 Comments Off on The spirit of the north: actress Holliday Grainger talks to Northern Soul

It’s not all about the glamour when you’re a famous actress, as I find out when I chat to Holliday Grainger. “I was in Mauritius yesterday and now I’m in Blackburn,” she tells me.

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Sanitary Street later Anita Street 1898

Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library

January 15, 2020 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library

Manchester, a city which likes to tell itself it has always led the laggards elsewhere, was building municipal housing long before the introduction of the Addison Act in 1919.

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Angus Forbes head Shot

“Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes

January 15, 2020 Comments Off on “Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes

As I write this, Australia is on fire while the South of England struggles with another bout of severe flooding.

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Brussels ginnel by Jack Stocker1

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

January 13, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

We love a good ginnel at Northern SoulBut, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our favourite…a weind.

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Wildflowers

Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

In a new series for Northern Soul, our Gardening Correspondent Claire Fleetneedle looks at the unique challenges faced by gardeners up North and shares tips, ideas and horticultural happenings across the region. 

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Henry Normal

Poetry: Henry Normal writes about Manchester

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry: Henry Normal writes about Manchester

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has shared some more of his brilliant poems exclusively with Northern Soul.

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Denise Welch

“We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul

January 10, 2020 Comments Off on “We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul

She is an accomplished stage and TV actress, a ‘loose’ woman, a mental health advocate and, most recently, a patron of Manchester’s award-winning Hope Mill Theatre.

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Resist: Stories of Uprising

Book Review: Resist – Stories of Uprising

January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Resist – Stories of Uprising

At the time of writing, we’re five days into a new decade and our Prime Minister seems to be missing, we’re teetering on the edge of war and part of the world is literally on fire.

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