Monthly Archives: September 2020
It’s a strange sight to see rows of people in their own homes clapping and laughing silently as you perform on Zoom or Facebook. ‘Mute Seals’ is one of the less attractive descriptions of the phenomena I recently heard.Read the full story..
As I write this, we’re about a fortnight away from six months into lockdown. I’m still not exactly sure of the rules as Matt Hancock and his cronies play hide-and-seek with our very own Andy Burnham and the North West has more COVID-19 spikes than a punk hairdo.Read the full story..
Life may not be all that harmonious at the moment, but what binds us together is our unique eccentricity. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than when we’re at leisure with all of our strange customs.Read the full story..
Three defiant Scouse lads are the first people you meet on the way into this new iteration of Tate Britain’s Don McCullin 2019 retrospective. But it’s the faces from further away that will leave with you.Read the full story..
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..
The most fascinating photograph in the opening space of the Linda McCartney Retrospective at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery is of Brian Jones and Mick Jagger from her first professional assignment.Read the full story..
One of the great things about the annual Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, at least until 2020’s forced hiatus, has always been the way authors and fans mix so freely, not least in the hotel bar. But Holly Watt’s first experience of it last year, when she was on Val McDermid’s vaunted New Blood panel on the strength of her award-winning debut novel To The Lions, wasn’t exactly like that.Read the full story..
- Bishop Auckland: past, present and future
- “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson
- “It’s about getting our audience back.” Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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Northern Soul's Film Editor Andy Murray reviews Best Before Death, a documentary covering two years in ex-KLF man Bill Drummond's 12-year world tour. @MrGeetsRomo northernsoul.me.uk/film-revie… pic.twitter.com/sobDBQCegr
Art Deco by the Sea: A new exhibition at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery’s looks at about unfaded seaside glamour, celebrating a time when this distinctive style of art, architecture and design transformed the British seaside. @LaingArtGallery northernsoul.me.uk/picture-ga… pic.twitter.com/dqIcG9ShYo
Image credits: Mandy Payne: Precinct 1 (Spray paint and oil paint on marble) Dan Broughton: work in progress Jen Orpin: Harmony (Oil on cradled board)