The North is awash with beautiful landscapes, both rural and urban. Here for your delectation are a selection ranging from Whitby, Scarborough, Staithes, Manchester and beyond, all taken by Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne.Read the full story..
As a student in Newcastle in the early 1990s, one of my favourite things was meeting my Gran in Jesmond Dene.Read the full story..
Theatres are all about secrets. They may open their foyers and welcome you in but the heart of each building stays hidden – a world of darkness and silence and stealth.Read the full story..
On a suitably grey Saturday, I retraced the steps of the formidable gangs of the 19th Century known as scuttlers, recently recreated by Manchester’s Royal Exchange in Rona Munro’s play of the same name.Read the full story..
There’s a small, dark space in the bowels of Manchester’s Corn Exchange called ‘The Dead Room’. Rumoured to be the spot where two druid lines intersect, it’s an unnerving place, not least because it’s permanently ice-cold and pitch-black.Read the full story..
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