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Henry Normal by Scarlet Page

What would Darwin think of Zoom? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

September 19, 2020 No Comments

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.

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The People's Republic of Mancunia

The People’s Republic of Mancunia

September 19, 2020 No Comments

What springs to mind when you think of Manchester? Do you walk the city and wish you could put what you’re experiencing into words?

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Canto

Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

September 15, 2020 No Comments

As I write this, were about a fortnight away from six months into lockdown. Im 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.

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Sally MacDonald, Director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in front of the Baby Computer.

“Science has never been more relevant.” Sally MacDonald, director of the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

September 15, 2020 No Comments

It’s almost exactly six years since I became director of the Science and Industry Museum. 

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Trivial Pursuits: The English at Play by Orlando Gili is published by Hoxton Mini Press

Book Review: Trivial Pursuits – The English at Play by Orlando Gili

September 15, 2020 No Comments

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. 

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Don McCullin Liverpool 8 1961 Tate Purchased 2012 © Don McCullin

Review: Don McCullin, Tate Liverpool

September 15, 2020 No Comments

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.

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Salad Bowl

Good News in Focus: Lend a Hand in Horwich

September 14, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Lend a Hand in Horwich

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.

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The Beatles at Brian Epstein’s home in Belgravia at the launch of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band London 1967

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

September 7, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

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.

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Holly Watt

“Writing was definitely my first love.” Crime author Holly Watt talks to Northern Soul

September 5, 2020 Comments Off on “Writing was definitely my first love.” Crime author Holly Watt talks to Northern Soul

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.

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“Write. Keep writing.” Dinesh Allirajah Prize 2020 winner JE Rowney talks to Northern Soul

September 5, 2020 Comments Off on “Write. Keep writing.” Dinesh Allirajah Prize 2020 winner JE Rowney talks to Northern Soul
We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul has teamed up with Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire as Media Partner for the fourth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.
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