Author: Drew Tosh
“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading
“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”Read the full story..
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..
- Image Gallery: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life, PAPER, Manchester
- Exploring the North via video games
- Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall
- “Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown
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