Northern Soul

Author: Drew Tosh

“Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul

August 7, 2018 No Comments

You’d have to be allergic to magazine racks to miss the new series by Debbie Horsfield on BBC1.

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Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

TV soaps have produced many iconic female characters, effortlessly coping with philandering partners, blackmailing bosses and notorious neighbours.

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Lunya

Food Review: Lunya, Manchester

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Lunya, Manchester

We’ve all done it. Looked longingly at a menu and thought, “I could eat all of that”. The beauty of this tapas-style feast is, you can.

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Sue Johnston

“You should absolutely grow old disgracefully.” Sue Johnston talks to Northern Soul

May 5, 2018 Comments Off on “You should absolutely grow old disgracefully.” Sue Johnston talks to Northern Soul

A fixture on our screens for more than 35 years, Sue Johnston’s telly CV is impressive: Brookside, The Royle Family, Waking the Dead, Coronation Street, Downton Abbey and Jam & Jerusalem to name but a few. 

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JB Shorts, 53two, Manchester

Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

Social media, gizmos and gadgetry have decimated the attention span of many people.

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Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Spring Awakening, Hope Mill, Manchester

“I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was the man goes on top, the woman goes on the bottom. I bought bunk beds.” – Joan Rivers

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“My sexuality has never been an issue for me.” Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers talks to Northern Soul

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on “My sexuality has never been an issue for me.” Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers talks to Northern Soul

I’ve only tried ice skating once.

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Sharon Small in Still Alice

“It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

Here’s a sobering thought. In under 10 years, it is estimated that more than a million people in the UK will be living with dementia.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

“I strongly object to paying £27.50 to walk the length and breadth of the train with a sausage in a plastic box.” – Kitty, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

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Kim Wilde

“I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on “I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

She’s preparing a new album and tour for the New Year.

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