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Blackbird flies again: director Nick Bagnall on plays and a return to acting

July 2, 2022 Comments Off on Blackbird flies again: director Nick Bagnall on plays and a return to acting

Just over two years ago, the theatre director Nick Bagnall discovered, as did many others, that plays and pandemics don’t mix.

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Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2021

December 17, 2021 Comments Off on Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, we’re looking back on the things that have brought us immense comfort during another turbulent year.

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The Beatles case Wondrous Place Museum of Liverpool CREDIT Gareth Jones

Wondrous Place: Celebrating the City at the Museum of Liverpool

December 2, 2021 Comments Off on Wondrous Place: Celebrating the City at the Museum of Liverpool

It’s more than 60 years since Liverpool’s original pop pioneer, Billy Fury, released his sinuous version of the song Wondrous Place, and its title continues to be a gift to Mersey mythologists in search of a name for their next civic-minded project.

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Park Hill flats, Sheffield, (c) Damon Fairclough 1987 (3)

Brute Strength: Why Our Northern Concrete is Worth Keeping

January 17, 2021 Comments Off on Brute Strength: Why Our Northern Concrete is Worth Keeping

Wander through the gift shops of Sheffield these days, lockdown permitting, and you could be forgiven for thinking that colossal cliffs of concrete were always among the city’s most beloved landmarks.

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Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

December 23, 2020 Comments Off on Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

As we approach the end of 2020 and look back over the past 12 months, it’s hard to be optimistic. But we can reach for the things that spark joy and provide solace. For the team at Northern Soul, books were a great source of comfort in 2020 and we did an awful lot of reading. Some of these books were new publications, some were titles waiting patiently on our shelves, and some were old favourites. Here are our 2020 best reads to expand your ever-growing ‘To Be Read’ pile. Maybe some of them will bring you a sense of comfort too.

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How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

The past 12 months have been a lot to process – and the world is looking at a very different festive period in 2020. As we head into the season of goodwill, we asked the brilliant Northern Soul team how they will be spending Christmas during a global pandemic.

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Tasting Beer with Soul: Twisted Wheel Brew Co.

July 30, 2020 Comments Off on Tasting Beer with Soul: Twisted Wheel Brew Co.

On the face of it, beer and music seem like natural bedfellows.

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Books: Best Northern Reads (Part Two)

April 9, 2020 Comments Off on Books: Best Northern Reads (Part Two)

Where would we be right now without books? For all my enthusiasm to gobble up the latest series of Brooklyn Nine-Nine or bingewatch The Tiger King (if you haven’t given into the hype, then do so immediately), the only thing that quells my internal anxiety and settles my soul is reading. There’s something reassuring about the weight of a book in my hands and the steady back-and-forth of lines on the page. When we’re feeling clipped and stifled, books allow us to fly.

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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Book Review: The Book of Sheffield

February 10, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Book of Sheffield

Twenty-five years ago, Sheffield was mine.

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