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Author: Henry Normal

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What would Darwin think of Zoom? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

September 19, 2020 Comments Off on What would Darwin think of Zoom? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

It’s a strange sight to see rows of people in their own homes clapping and laughing silently as you perform on Zoom or Facebook. ‘Mute Seals’ is one of the less attractive descriptions of the phenomena I recently heard.

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Why bring out a poetry book during a pandemic? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

September 2, 2020 Comments Off on Why bring out a poetry book during a pandemic? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

Most commercial endeavours seem to be waiting for lockdown to be eased further before launching anything new.

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My New Normal: Operation Provisions and a Life in Lockdown

May 6, 2020 Comments Off on My New Normal: Operation Provisions and a Life in Lockdown

So, I arrive back from my weekly shop and my wife Angela says: “You’ve done so well. When this COVID-19 business is all over, you should still do the weekly shop.” It’s at this point I wonder if there’s some sort of conspiracy going on.

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Poetry: Henry Normal writes about Manchester

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry: Henry Normal writes about Manchester

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has shared some more of his brilliant poems exclusively with Northern Soul.

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Poetry: Henry Normal writes about L.S. Lowry, buses and planes

January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry: Henry Normal writes about L.S. Lowry, buses and planes

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written more brilliant poems exclusively for Northern Soul.

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Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a festive(ish) poem exclusively for Northern Soul.

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POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a poem for Northern Soul in response to the recent election result.

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Brexit poetry: CAKE (A poem with layers)

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Brexit poetry: CAKE (A poem with layers)
Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a number of Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. Here’s the first one. 
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Flapjack Press’s Paul Neads talks poetry, performance and, erm, flapjacks with Henry Normal

August 11, 2018 Comments Off on Flapjack Press’s Paul Neads talks poetry, performance and, erm, flapjacks with Henry Normal

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, well-known for his collaborations with Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne and many others. Here he chats to Paul Neads, editor of Manchester-based Flapjack Press, a publishing firm specialising in poetry and poetry events. 

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Henry Normal: The Day I Joined Twitter

March 20, 2018 Comments Off on Henry Normal: The Day I Joined Twitter

I joined Twitter yesterday. I have one follower.

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