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Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author

January 14, 2021 Comments Off on Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author

“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published last year.

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The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2020

December 30, 2020 Comments Off on The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2020

As it’s the season of goodwill, and it’s been an incredibly testing year to say the least, we’re bringing back the annual Northern Soul End Of Year Quiz. Is your Northern knowledge up to scratch? No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers are at the bottom…).

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Best Reads 2020 (2)

Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

December 23, 2020 Comments Off on Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

As we approach the end of 2020 and look back over the past 12 months, it’s hard to be optimistic. But we can reach for the things that spark joy and provide solace. For the team at Northern Soul, books were a great source of comfort in 2020 and we did an awful lot of reading. Some of these books were new publications, some were titles waiting patiently on our shelves, and some were old favourites. Here are our 2020 best reads to expand your ever-growing ‘To Be Read’ pile. Maybe some of them will bring you a sense of comfort too.

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How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

The past 12 months have been a lot to process – and the world is looking at a very different festive period in 2020. As we head into the season of goodwill, we asked the brilliant Northern Soul team how they will be spending Christmas during a global pandemic.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Northern Angel

December 21, 2020 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Northern Angel

While Christmas may look a little different this year, at Northern Soul we love our festive traditions and here’s a particular favourite: the Northern Soul Christmas poem written exclusively for us by Wendy Pratt in response to Phil Pounder’s beautiful photograph.

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The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

For a venue synonymous with The Beatles and well-used to packing out its basement, 2020 has seen its acts playing to an eerily empty room. But The Cavern Club in Liverpool is still going strong.

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Front of House, Jo Byrne. Image by Marge Bradshaw

Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

December 14, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

“A world without live music feels like living in a house with no windows. Live music is uplifting, it’s nourishing, it’s social glue. It’s well and truly missed by me.” – Rob Young, musician

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Competition: Win a bottle of Witch Kings Rum

December 10, 2020 Comments Off on Competition: Win a bottle of Witch Kings Rum

Win a bottle of Witch Kings Rum.  

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Win a festival pass for York Christmas at Home, a new online weekend festival at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM)

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Win a festival pass for York Christmas at Home, a new online weekend festival at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM)

Win a festival pass for York Christmas at Home, a new online weekend festival at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM). 

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Manchester Gin Winter Spiced Gin

Win a bottle of Winter Spiced Gin, a festive-inspired tipple from Manchester Gin

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Win a bottle of Winter Spiced Gin, a festive-inspired tipple from Manchester Gin

Win a bottle of Winter Spiced Gin, a festive-inspired tipple from Manchester Gin.

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