Northern Soul

Author: Drew Tosh

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“I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on “I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul

Nik Kershaw was everywhere in the 1980s.

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“We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

March 17, 2019 Comments Off on “We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

North East soul and funk band Smoove & Turrell have been creating big banging dance tracks for more than a decade.

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Swinton Doggy Day Care Centre

Doggy Day Care: “People see their dogs as family.”

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Doggy Day Care: “People see their dogs as family.”

It’s a dog’s life, and a flaming well good one too.

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Stephen Hornby at Eagle Street

Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul

February 10, 2019 Comments Off on Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul

A number of places are synonymous with the history of gay culture: San Francisco, New York, Paris, Bolton.

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Look Good Feel Better

“It helps people find themselves again.” Look Good Feel Better, the charity changing the face of cancer treatment

January 26, 2019 Comments Off on “It helps people find themselves again.” Look Good Feel Better, the charity changing the face of cancer treatment

A cancer diagnosis is devastating. Lives are turned upside down and it can be hard to remember a time when the greyest of clouds weren’t hanging over everything.

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“It’s not a walk in the park but HIV isn’t the illness that it used to be.” Nathaniel Hall talks to Northern Soul

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s not a walk in the park but HIV isn’t the illness that it used to be.” Nathaniel Hall talks to Northern Soul

When it comes to art, how much should you reveal?

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Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

As a student in the early 90s, I spent three summers working in the Edinburgh Fringe box office.

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“Once you’ve done Blue Peter, I think you can face most things.” Northern Soul meets Blue Peter presenters, past and present

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on “Once you’ve done Blue Peter, I think you can face most things.” Northern Soul meets Blue Peter presenters, past and present

When I was growing up, I had two career ambitions: 1) to be a pop star, and 2) to be a Blue Peter presenter.

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The Pride, Hope Mill Theatre

Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

What it means to be gay has been dissected and analysed every which way in theatre over the past 30-odd years.

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“It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

October 8, 2018 Comments Off on “It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

During my pre-teen years, I shared a bedroom with my sister.

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