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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

Sunset on Tantobie, written by Gary Kitching and directed by Jake Murray, is a 40-minute, heartwarming audio tale about family reuniting, with a nod to Dominic Cummings’ laughable defence of his trip to Barnard Castle.

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Good News in Focus: Justlife

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Justlife

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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David Nolan

“Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book

November 26, 2020 Comments Off on “Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book

When David Nolan wrote his debut novel Black Moss two years ago, it was almost as an experiment, an unpremeditated tangent to his successful career as a journalist, documentary maker and non-fiction author.

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Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle. Image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: The Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

November 25, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

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

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

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Good News in Focus: Manchester Camerata

November 23, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Manchester Camerata

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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“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 Comments Off on “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

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

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

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

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

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Review: Pigs in the Wood, Scissett, Huddersfield

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Pigs in the Wood, Scissett, Huddersfield

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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