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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle. Image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: The Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

November 25, 2020 No Comments

Ah, the Fenwick Christmas window in Newcastle.

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Edna Robinson

“This work is all about providing platforms for voices that too often go unheard.” Edna Robinson, Chair of the People’s Powerhouse

November 23, 2020 No Comments

We all hugged each other and promised to keep in touch.

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Manchester Camerta

Good News in Focus: Manchester Camerata

November 23, 2020 No Comments

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Nazir Afzal OBE 1

“There remains a perception that people in the North wear cloth caps and go off to the mill.” Campaigner and former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal

November 20, 2020 No Comments

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the #ThisIsTheNorth Convention 2020 hosted by The People’s Powerhouse. Due to social distancing measures put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place entirely online. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to discuss the rapidly changing issues faced by the North of England and the people who live here. 

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The Northern Question

Books: The Northern Question – A History of a Divided Country by Tom Hazeldine

November 16, 2020 No Comments

In his new column, Northern Soul’s Manchester Correspondent, Danny Moran, reflects on the North-South divide and asks, does the North have a proper backbone?

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BlueDress

Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

November 16, 2020 No Comments

In a girl in a blue dress, Rachel Burns charts the struggles, traumas and adventures of her girlhood and motherhood.

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Thelma

Review: Pigs in the Wood, Scissett, Huddersfield

November 16, 2020 No Comments

2020 has been an unusual year for birthdays. From socially distanced garden parties and a quick coffee in the park to strange and often glitchy gatherings via Zoom, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we celebrate another turn around the sun.

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Three Lads on Bikes Maud & Elaine Street, L8, 1979

Image Gallery: Tell It Like It Is, L— A City Through Its People, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

November 16, 2020 No Comments

Feeling nostalgic?

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Delma Tomlin director and chief executive, National Centre for Early Music. Credit: Ben Pugh

“We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

November 15, 2020 No Comments

I have an association with the National Centre for Early Music which has grown from strength to strength over the years, going right back to the early days of the York Early Music Festival.

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The Walker

Book Review: The Walker – On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

November 14, 2020 No Comments

Cancel your 2020 winter getaway. Holidays are off. In fact, with lockdown 2.0 now in force, you can’t even go on a city break in the UK.

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