Author: Chris Park
“We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ retirement community in Manchester moves forward
In 2019, I wrote an article for Northern Soul about the UK’s first LGBT retirement community which was due to be established in Whalley Range, South Manchester.Read the full story..
“The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre
Contact has been an integral part of Manchester’s cultural scene since the 1970s.Read the full story..
For those of us in the late 1980s who didn’t subscribe to the domination of the Stock Aitken Waterman bland factory pop, Wendy James was a beacon.Read the full story..
The whole Brexit conundrum may be dividing the nation but that hasn’t stopped first-time playwright and stand-up comedian Stan Wallace from having his say and encouraging us to have ours.Read the full story..
“I think young people genuinely understand that if you buy things from a small business, you are helping yourselves and your generation to do better than letting all the money go into the hands of the pension funds with dinosaur brands.”Read the full story..
“I think there has been some nervousness from some as to how it will be received,” says Councillor Bev Craig about the LGBT retirement community due to open in Manchester in 2020.Read the full story..
“The danger of this job is not late nights, cocaine and hookers, it’s pasties.” Justin Moorhouse talks to Northern Soul
“I’m a non-smoking, teetotal vegan so I couldn’t make myself any sadder really. If I got an allotment, that would finally tip me over the edge.”Read the full story..
“I forgot you wrote it.” This was the feedback Graham Norton received from his mum which let him know he was onto a winner with this novel writing lark.Read the full story..
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