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Author: Drew Tosh

Paul Holliday

“If you can make people laugh you can make them do anything.” Comedian Paul Holliday talks to Northern Soul

October 24, 2020 No Comments

W.C. Fields said that “comedy is a serious business”. He knew what he was talking about.

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Telly Visions: the good, the bad and the downright bewildering

October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Telly Visions: the good, the bad and the downright bewildering

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.

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“They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson

September 27, 2020 Comments Off on “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.

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“We have to pull together.” Northern Soul talks to James Mason, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire

July 23, 2020 Comments Off on “We have to pull together.” Northern Soul talks to James Mason, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire

At the time of writing, the UK is slowly attempting to reclaim some semblance of normality.

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Coronavirus: will the arts survive? Northern arts practitioners and performers tell us their stories

July 18, 2020 Comments Off on 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.

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“I think theatre will come back and thrive.” Northern Soul talks to playwright Jonathan Harvey and director Joseph Houston

July 16, 2020 Comments Off on “I think theatre will come back and thrive.” Northern Soul talks to playwright Jonathan Harvey and director Joseph Houston

While theatres remain closed, many venues have created online events to connect with audiences.

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David Scott, Argh Kid

“I’d rather do something and regret it than not try at all.” Argh Kid talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2020 Comments Off on “I’d rather do something and regret it than not try at all.” Argh Kid talks to Northern Soul

Poet, writer, musician and BBC radio presenter are just a few of the roles on David Scott’s CV.

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“If you’re working class and smart it really messes with people’s heads.” Comedian Janey Godley talks to Northern Soul

April 21, 2020 Comments Off on “If you’re working class and smart it really messes with people’s heads.” Comedian Janey Godley talks to Northern Soul

Don’t you wish politicians would just tell it like it is instead of waffling on without actually saying anything?

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“I wanted to reach as many young people as I could.” Deborah Dixon talks about preventing young sudden cardiac deaths with CRY

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on “I wanted to reach as many young people as I could.” Deborah Dixon talks about preventing young sudden cardiac deaths with CRY

In September 2011, Deborah Dixon experienced every parent’s worst nightmare.

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“Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on “Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

“There’s nothing contrived or canned, it’s just Debbie and Chris.”

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