Author: Drew Tosh
A regular theme of new writing for theatre is the coming-out story, with writers regularly reflecting on their formative gay experiences.Read the full story..
“Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul
You’d have to be allergic to magazine racks to miss the new series by Debbie Horsfield on BBC1.Read the full story..
TV soaps have produced many iconic female characters, effortlessly coping with philandering partners, blackmailing bosses and notorious neighbours.Read the full story..
A fixture on our screens for more than 35 years, Sue Johnston’s telly CV is impressive: Brookside, The Royle Family, Waking the Dead, Coronation Street, Downton Abbey and Jam & Jerusalem to name but a few.Read the full story..
“I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was the man goes on top, the woman goes on the bottom. I bought bunk beds.” – Joan RiversRead the full story..
I’ve only tried ice skating once.Read the full story..
“It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope
Here’s a sobering thought. In under 10 years, it is estimated that more than a million people in the UK will be living with dementia.Read the full story..
“I strongly object to paying £27.50 to walk the length and breadth of the train with a sausage in a plastic box.” – Kitty, Victoria Wood As Seen On TVRead the full story..
- My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist
- “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul
- Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester
- Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul
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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