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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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“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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View from the Viaduct: Northern Soul talks to the Stockport Viaduct

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on View from the Viaduct: Northern Soul talks to the Stockport Viaduct

Over the past few years, I’ve interviewed lots of celebrities and people of note. But I was bricking it when I was granted a chat with the Stockport Viaduct.

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“Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes

January 15, 2020 Comments Off on “Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes

As I write this, Australia is on fire while the South of England struggles with another bout of severe flooding.

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“We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul

January 10, 2020 Comments Off on “We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul

She is an accomplished stage and TV actress, a ‘loose’ woman, a mental health advocate and, most recently, a patron of Manchester’s award-winning Hope Mill Theatre.

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