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Monthly Archives: July 2021

JohnRutter. Credit: Joe Gudgeon

“It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul

July 28, 2021 Comments Off on “It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul

The NorthBound Book Award is part of the Northern Writers’ Awards, a collaboration between New Writing Northindependent publisher Saraband and, from 2021 onwards, University of York. 

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Sparks Brothers

Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

We seem to be living at the tail end of a golden age for the music documentary.

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Comma Press

The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the fifth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. This is our fourth year as partner for the prestigious prize, run by Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire. Comma’s commitment to the short story and its place in today’s literary narrative is second to none, as is its work to blur cultural and social boundaries.

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1940s wedding dress for Grosvenor Museum's Curated Closet exhibition (taken at Stretton Mill), Credit: Kat Hannon Photography'.

Image Gallery: Vintage fashion inspires exhibitions at Grosvenor Museum and Lion Salt Works Museum

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Vintage fashion inspires exhibitions at Grosvenor Museum and Lion Salt Works Museum

In recent years, second-hand and vintage clothing has enjoyed a resurgence of interest.

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Diana Dors

“I just wish I could have gone for a drink with her.” Anna Cale, author of The Real Diana Dors

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on “I just wish I could have gone for a drink with her.” Anna Cale, author of The Real Diana Dors

There was a time, as Peter Cook once joked, When Diana Dors Ruled the Earth.

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A scene from The Global Playground by Theatre-Rites @Great Northern Warehouse. Part of Manchester International Festival 2021. Directed by Sue Buckmaster. Guy Hoare, Lighting Designer, Ingrid Hu, Designer and Gregory Maqoma, Choreographer (Opening 2-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 06-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Review: The Global Playground, Theatre-Rites, Manchester International Festival, Great Northern

July 17, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Global Playground, Theatre-Rites, Manchester International Festival, Great Northern

If Manchester International Festival (MIF) has any raison d’être, this has to be it.

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Looking for Emily Williamson, founder of the RSPB

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on Looking for Emily Williamson, founder of the RSPB

Who was Emily Williamson?

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No Haircut by Grant Wilson

Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

On a temporarily blockaded King Street West in Salford, just a mere stride across the river near Blackfriars, is the the red brick building that houses Ocean’s Apart’s gallery and artists’ studios.

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Henry Normal

Poetry Review: The Distance Between Clouds by Henry Normal

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Poetry Review: The Distance Between Clouds by Henry Normal

Henry Normal might just be the most famous person you have never heard of.

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Baltic, Sutapa Biswas, Rob Harris. 

Review: Lumen, Sutapa Biswas, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Lumen, Sutapa Biswas, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

We are beginning to emerge from our 15-month hibernation. For many of us, our priority is being able to access the arts in a physical way, close up and in-person, as opposed to a screen.

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