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The Empathy Experiment. Photo credit: Charles Leek

Online Theatre Review: The Empathy Experiment

July 12, 2020 No Comments
I have Zoom fatigue. While the COVID-19 crisis has ensured that platforms like Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp are essential parts of our ‘new normal’, the idea of online drinks makes me lethargic. And while I am grateful to be able to communicate with loved ones, I only have to overhear housemate’s Zoom quizzes and I want to curl up, cat-like, under my duvet. Our digital social lives are exhausting and I feel frustrated by screen glitches and faces freezing mid-sentence.
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Images courtesy of Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 

Photo Gallery: Mary Cicely Fair’s Photography and Herdwick Sheep, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Cumbria

June 29, 2020 No Comments

As the miserable weather continues and we’re being driven back indoors, you might be turning to the internet for entertainment. Back away from the box sets and feast your eyes on this fantastic array of images from Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Cumbria featuring a collection by photographer, writer and archaeologist, Mary Cicely Fair.

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Richard Newton at Bookingham Palace and Vinyl Richie in Chester Market has seen an upturn in spend

Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

As the lockdown restrictions are lessened, many non-essential retail stores are beginning to open their doors.

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Jamie Hawkesworth, Wakefield Kids, 2017. Courtesy Jamie Hawkesworth / JW Anderson.

Revisiting Wakefield Kids at The Hepworth: “Not everything has to be considered normal to be beautiful.”

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Revisiting Wakefield Kids at The Hepworth: “Not everything has to be considered normal to be beautiful.”

The ripples from a 2017 fashion shoot involving more than 100 Yorkshire schoolchildren at The Hepworth Wakefield are still being felt today.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea by Paul Hunter

Photo Gallery: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

Northern Soul’s North Yorkshire Photographer Paul Hunter takes some scenic snaps as lockdown begins to ease in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

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Abigail Mcgourlay, Brewing

Image Gallery: Shortlist, The Arts Society’s Isolation Artwork Competition

June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Shortlist, The Arts Society’s Isolation Artwork Competition

How does the COVID-19 pandemic feel for you? How are you navigating lockdown and social distancing?

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Yorkshire bird by Paul Hunter

Photo Gallery: Yorkshire garden birds

June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Yorkshire garden birds

Northern Soul‘s North Yorkshire Photographer Paul Hunter takes some beautiful images of the bird life in a Yorkshire garden.

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3 Synchronised duck dabbling on Staindale Lake in Dalby Forest

Image Gallery: Forest 100 – a year in the life, Tony Bartholomew, Forestry England, North Yorkshire

June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Forest 100 – a year in the life, Tony Bartholomew, Forestry England, North Yorkshire

Has lockdown left you craving long walks in nature?

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Julie Hesmondhalgh (image credit: Elspeth Moore)

Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

Lancashire actress (and Northern Soul favourite) Julie Hesmondhalgh has recorded a poem in a bid to raise awareness and funds for Accrington-based charity, Maundy Relief.

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June Street Salford 1973, collaboration with Martin Parr med_1973_col_jst_080_08.jpg Jacqueline, Barbara, Joan, Alan and Kim, the Craddock family

The Great Ordinary Show: Northern Soul talks to photographer Daniel Meadows

May 19, 2020 Comments Off on The Great Ordinary Show: Northern Soul talks to photographer Daniel Meadows

The ordinary and the everyday has been grist to celebrated photographer Daniel Meadows’ mill for 50 years.

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