Author: Helen Carter
When I realise that Adam Rowe’s award-wining Edinburgh Fringe joke came at the end of a long rant about a job centre, I tell him my story about the humiliation of signing on after redundancy and complaining to the member of staff that I don’t belong there.Read the full story..
This is a tale of stupidity beyond belief. It’s 25 years to the week since Grange Lido in the Cumbrian coastal town of Grange-over-Sands was shut.Read the full story..
I am sat in Razan Alsous’s office in Sowerby Bridge admiring the clutch of awards that she’s amassed as a cheesemaker.Read the full story..
“It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool
The window of opportunity is slender. I’m usually on holiday or working, but this year I got lucky.Read the full story..
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you don’t ski in May.Read the full story..
Christopher Eccleston has recently been described as a ‘northern powerhouse’.Read the full story..
Imagine that you’re so moved by a performance that you get up out of your seat, raise your arms in the air and dance around exuberantly.Read the full story..
On St George’s Day, a day which has been misappropriated and twisted beyond recognition by the far-right to further their cause, it seems apt that Damon Alban is performing in Liverpool with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians along with Mounir Trudi.Read the full story..
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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