Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

Lantern Festival

Photo Gallery: Lantern Festival lights up the West End of Morecambe

November 11, 2019 No Comments

What better way to celebrate Diwali (and marking the clocks going back and the imminent arrival of the darker nights) than a free Lantern Festival?

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Brexit Poetry: THE BIG DEBATE

November 9, 2019 No Comments

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 four Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. They are called Brexit Trilogy (taking into account inflation). Here’s the fourth one. 

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Second Nature – what is nature anyway?

Photo Gallery: Second Nature – what is nature anyway? The Portico Library, Manchester

November 4, 2019 No Comments

Did you know there’s a secret garden tucked away in an historic Manchester Library within walking distance from Piccadilly Gardens?

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Photo Gallery: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

November 4, 2019 No Comments

Do you consider yourself a football fan?

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Henry Normal

Brexit Poetry: MY DECISION

November 3, 2019 No Comments

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 four Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. They are called Brexit Trilogy (taking into account inflation). Here’s the third one. 

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Josh Phillips with Procol Harum, NYC 2019 © Bert Saraco - Express Image 2019

Win tickets to see Josh Phillips of Procol Harum join Starlite Campbell Band at The Met, Bury

November 1, 2019 No Comments

Josh Phillips of Procol Harum (yes, that Procol Harum) will be joining European Blues awards nominees the Starlite Campbell Band for their special home-coming gig at The Met in Bury on November 15, 2019.

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Brexit poetry: NEVER LET IT BE SAID 

October 30, 2019 No Comments

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 four Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. They are called Brexit Trilogy (taking into account inflation). Here’s the second one. 

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Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

The first major retrospective exhibition of work by the North East artist Norman Cornish is due to take place at The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle in County Durham. This event will celebrate the centenary of the acclaimed artist’s work and opens almost 100 years to the day of his birth in Spennymoor. Here, the curator Dr Howard Coutts writes about the exhibition for Northern Soul.  

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Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

As Brexit dominates the headlines, Alexandra Jarvis, a writer for the Immigration Advice Service, has some stringent opinions on the impact Brexit will have on our creative sectors. She asks, how do we stop the damage before it’s too late?

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Yemen: Inside a Crisis. Credit: Giles

Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum North

October 14, 2019 Comments Off on Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum North

Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the on-going conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 80 per cent of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance.

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