As I sit and wait for the call to connect with Amanda Mason, the historian behind Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, a new exhibition at The Imperial War Museum North, I wonder what it is about clothing from bygone eras that has piqued our interest.Read the full story..
It’s a banner you wouldn’t want to argue with.Read the full story..
A new exhibition in Sheffield brings together old and new artworks to explore the world of John Ruskin. Do modern artists have just as much to say about the role of creating beautiful things as the Victorians did?Read the full story..
Believe it or not but naked clog fighting was a mysterious and illegal sport that existed in Northern mining communities for hundreds of years. Now Gallery Oldham is staging an exhibition examining the myths of the brutal underground ‘purring, clogging or Fighting Wigan Fashion’.Read the full story..
At Northern Soul, we make no bones about it: we love the North. I mean, we REALLY love it. With that in mind (and mindful about the Christmas spirit), we thought we’d share some of our favourite Northern places with you.Read the full story..
It seems apt that a new, sensitive exhibition exploring the lives of three Romani immigrants should be set in what was the UK’s first free public library.Read the full story..
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The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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