Author: Drew Tosh
“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.Read the full story..
North East soul and funk band Smoove & Turrell have been creating big banging dance tracks for more than a decade.Read the full story..
It’s a dog’s life, and a flaming well good one too.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
“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?Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
- 125-years-old and still going strong: Blackpool Grand Theatre
- Beautiful, fruitful, peaceful: discovering Ruskin in Sheffield
- Art, heritage and looking to the future: the Weavers Factory opens in Uppermill
- Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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Thought for the Day: ”Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and the shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman