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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Protect and Serve by JE Rowney: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2020

May 29, 2020 Comments Off on Protect and Serve by JE Rowney: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2020

Northern Soul is thrilled to have been the media partner for Comma Press’s third annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. Comma’s commitment to the short story and its place in today’s literary narrative is second to none, as is its work to blur cultural and social boundaries.

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Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

Lancashire actress (and Northern Soul favourite) Julie Hesmondhalgh has recorded a poem in a bid to raise awareness and funds for Accrington-based charity, Maundy Relief.

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Poetry Review: Couples by Michael Stewart

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Couples by Michael Stewart

Originally published by Valley Press on Valentine’s Day in 2013, Couples, by acclaimed poet and novelist Michael Stewart, has been given a 2020 makeover with 12 new poems and a re-working of the original pieces.

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Lockdown is not a “holiday” for those without children

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Lockdown is not a “holiday” for those without children

We’ve all done it.

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Good News: positive stories from across the North

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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The Stinky Chef: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino (Spaghetti with garlic, chilli & olive oil)

May 20, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino (Spaghetti with garlic, chilli & olive oil)

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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Withernsea: a town where people have embraced precariousness as a way of life

May 20, 2020 Comments Off on Withernsea: a town where people have embraced precariousness as a way of life

Withernsea is a small resort town in Holderness, a region that stretches for 61 kilometres of the East Yorkshire coast.

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The Great Ordinary Show: Northern Soul talks to photographer Daniel Meadows

May 19, 2020 Comments Off on The Great Ordinary Show: Northern Soul talks to photographer Daniel Meadows

The ordinary and the everyday has been grist to celebrated photographer Daniel Meadows’ mill for 50 years.

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Image Gallery: In Colours, RedHouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate

May 18, 2020 Comments Off on Image Gallery: In Colours, RedHouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate

Need a bit of colour in your lockdown life?

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Good News: positive stories from across the North

May 18, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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