Author: Drew Tosh
It can be disheartening when someone you greatly admire turns out to be a bit of a let down. Thankfully, there was no chance of that happening with Julie Hesmondhalgh.Read the full story..
“Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham
It was two weeks before the first national COVID-19 lockdown came into force.Read the full story..
“The industry will never fail because we bounce back.” RENT actress Maiya Quansah-Breed talks to Northern Soul
*Since this interview took place, a second national lockdown has come into effect. As a result of these new restrictions, a live performance of RENT will now be available to access online. For more information, or to book tickets, visit the Hope Mill Theatre website.Read the full story..
“It’s a fine line between forgetting history and learning from it.” Sarah Cronin-Stanley, Talking Pictures TV
Fanatical about film is an understatement when describing the team behind a TV channel showing older, often forgotten movies.Read the full story..
“If you can make people laugh you can make them do anything.” Comedian Paul Holliday talks to Northern Soul
W.C. Fields said that “comedy is a serious business”. He knew what he was talking about.Read the full story..
In a new series for Northern Soul, Drew Tosh casts his critical eye over the best – and worst – of what’s on the box. From the latest must-see comedy and bingeworthy crime dramas to cutting-edge series and ubiquitous reality shows, Telly Visions is your go-to column for all things TV.Read the full story..
“They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson
Disaffected youth is an oft-used phrase in the media.Read the full story..
At the time of writing, the UK is slowly attempting to reclaim some semblance of normality.Read the full story..
Coronavirus: will the arts survive? Northern arts practitioners and performers tell us their stories
At the time of writing, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden had just announced that indoor live theatre performances can recommence on August 1.Read the full story..
- Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum
- Exhibition: Sheila Fell – New Discoveries, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth
- “I do love a bit of Northern Soul.” We talk to Tim Burgess ahead of The Charlatans’ 30th anniversary tour
- Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads
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Supported by funding from @HeritageFundUK, Betty’s Back! will explore James’s life and works in the context of the 1920s, when the portrait was painted, and will also reveal artwork by Betty Durden Green for the first time.