Northern Soul

Author: Chris Park

Stan Wallace

Tales from Northern Britain: Playwright and comedian Stan Wallace talks to Northern Soul

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Tales from Northern Britain: Playwright and comedian Stan Wallace talks to Northern Soul

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.

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Wayne Hemmingway. Photo by Fraser Band. 

Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

“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.”

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Trailblazing: the UK’s first LGBT retirement community will be in Manchester

February 16, 2019 Comments Off on Trailblazing: the UK’s first LGBT retirement community will be in Manchester

“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.

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“The danger of this job is not late nights, cocaine and hookers, it’s pasties.” Justin Moorhouse talks to Northern Soul

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on “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.”

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Travel: Inspirational South Africa

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Travel: Inspirational South Africa

I’ll be honest. I was a little nervous setting off for South Africa.

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Graham Norton

Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

“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.

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Rock Of Ages, Kevin Kennedy

“I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

What have Justin Lee Collins, Alec Baldwin and Curly Watts got in common? Give up? Well, they have all made the character Dennis Dupree from Rock of Ages their own.

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Rough Guides Lake District

Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

It’s hard to believe that Rough Guides have been with us since 1982.

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Action! Guests step into the spotlight and film their own mini-scene in Smithy Cottage to share on social media

Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

It’s hard to believe that Emmerdale, or Emmerdale Farm if you’re as old as me and can remember that far back, has been on our screens for 46 years.

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Michael Stewart

Ill Will: Author Michael Stewart talks Kate Bush, the Brontës and Heathcliff

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Ill Will: Author Michael Stewart talks Kate Bush, the Brontës and Heathcliff

The Brontë Parsonage, nestled on the Yorkshire Moors in Haworth, is a magical place.

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