Monthly Archives: July 2020
Good News in Focus: Prosper North, a free business support programme aimed at cultural heritage organisations in the North
Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.Read the full story..
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?Read the full story..
With the COVID-19 lockdown lifted (to some degree) and businesses finding safe ways to reopen their doors, hospitality and leisure venues at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool are beginning to welcome back guests.Read the full story..
Coronavirus: will the arts survive? Northern arts practitioners and performers tell us their stories
At the time of writing, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden had just announced that indoor live theatre performances can recommence on August 1.Read the full story..
“I think theatre will come back and thrive.” Northern Soul talks to playwright Jonathan Harvey and director Joseph Houston
While theatres remain closed, many venues have created online events to connect with audiences.Read the full story..
It was a boiling hot day and I was having a brew in the back garden when the idea of doorstep portraits came to mind.Read the full story..
“Stay true to the kind of work you want to produce.” Author Gaynor Jones reflects on what it means to be a Northern writer
Gaynor Jones, winner of Northern Soul Writer of the Year 2018, looks back on a year that was full of surprises.Read the full story..
There’s an awful lot to admire in Threat, a poetry collection by Julia Webb which carefully guides the reader on a roller coaster ride through dysfunctional families, love, loss and domestic violence.Read the full story..
It’s been a quiet old time here at OperaWatch HQ. The furniture is dust-covered, the trainee opera critics have all been furloughed and I sit here like Miss Havisham dripping in cobwebs and waiting for news, any news.Read the full story..
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