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Author: Helen Nugent

Courtesy of Discovery Museum, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’

Image Gallery: The Female Form Through Time, Discovery Museum, Newcastle

April 21, 2021 No Comments

Instagram filters are not the first tool to be used to distort and manipulate the female form.

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One-Eyed Rebel Rum

Competition: Win a bottle of One-Eyed Rebel Spiced Rum from The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

April 20, 2021 No Comments

Competition: Win a bottle of One-Eyed Rebel Spiced Rum from The Spirit of Manchester Distillery.

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Happy Shopper, Jade Magenta Williams

Image Gallery: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life, PAPER, Manchester

April 13, 2021 No Comments

With lockdown restrictions being eased across the country, Manchester’s PAPER gallery is preparing to reopen its doors to the public.

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Carlos Ferg

Image Gallery: In Manchester, Cotton On MCR, Saul Hay Gallery

April 12, 2021 No Comments

While it’s been a difficult year for many sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved especially tough for the art industry. Now, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, galleries can once again prepare to open their doors. 

In Manchester is an open call exhibition created after Cotton On MCR identified a lack of opportunities for emerging talent and lesser-known artists in gallery spaces across the city. The exhibition will be Saul Hay Gallery’s re-opening exhibition. Alongside Saul Hay Gallery, Cotton On MCR wants to encourage everyone to get back to exploring the city’s amazing art scene.

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Film Review: Pieces of a Woman

April 2, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Pieces of a Woman

From the outset, Pieces of a Woman doesn’t hold back.

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Poetry Review: No guiding star by John Mills

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on Poetry Review: No guiding star by John Mills

No guiding star might not be an instantly powerful phrase from a poetic standpoint but, from the off, you can understand why the title of John Mills’ latest poetry collection matters.

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Katy Taylor at QHA Box Office

“It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone. Nothing and no one has remained untouched, not least our theatres. UK-wide, venues have been forced to make crucial decisions about how to deal with the crisis. The UK’s creative industries, which bring in £120 billion a year for the economy, have played a vital role in keeping us going during lockdown, with theatres making a significant contribution.

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Strong Stuff

“Maybe I could call myself a writer, after all. Maybe.” YA author Amy Stone writes for Northern Soul

March 29, 2021 Comments Off on “Maybe I could call myself a writer, after all. Maybe.” YA author Amy Stone writes for Northern Soul

During the COVID-19 pandemic, rough sleeping has fallen by 37 per cent after lockdown pushed the Government to take action on street homelessness. But with a roadmap designed to end current restrictions in place, this figure looks set to rise again once certain protections, including the ban on evictions and the temporary housing of rough sleepers, are taken away.

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That’s so Chorlton ginnel by phil pearson

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

March 22, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul.

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Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction

Media Sponsor: Northern Soul – shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

March 19, 2021 Comments Off on Media Sponsor: Northern Soul – shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

We’re delighted to have teamed up with Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire as Media Partner for the fourth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.

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