Northern Soul

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shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022

Media Sponsor: Northern Soul – Shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022

March 11, 2022 Comments Off on Media Sponsor: Northern Soul – Shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022

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

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Benny Valentina Mamuini

The Lost Happy Endings: former refugee Benedicta Valentina Mamuini takes lead role at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on The Lost Happy Endings: former refugee Benedicta Valentina Mamuini takes lead role at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A dancer who came to Newcastle upon Tyne as a six-year-old refugee from Angola is to star in a homecoming performance at the city’s Theatre Royal later this month.

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Main image: Striped evening dress. Bronte Parsonage Museum. Image credit: Simon Warner. 

Exhibition: Defying Expectations, Brontë Parsonage Museum

March 9, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Defying Expectations, Brontë Parsonage Museum

Charlotte Brontë is an icon to many for her writing. But a new exhibition at the Brontë Parsonage Museum is set to focus on another aspect of Charlotte’s life.

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Exhibition: Time Will Tell, Not Quite Light, The Modernist, Manchester

March 4, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Time Will Tell, Not Quite Light, The Modernist, Manchester

A new exhibition exploring the evolving areas either side of the inner ring road that encircles Manchester city centre and parts of Salford is at The Modernist in Manchester.

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You'll Come Around by Rowan Bridgwood

Exhibition: International Women’s Day Textile Art Exhibition, MCR Sew Social

March 4, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: International Women’s Day Textile Art Exhibition, MCR Sew Social

MCR Sew Social is hosting an upcoming online exhibition for women artists and textile makers based in Greater Manchester in celebration of International Women’s Day.

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Gina Shaw and Graham Gavin take a virtual trip on the Liverpool Overhead Railway. Picture by Gareth Jones

“Museums are experts at recording and caring for people’s memories.” Carol Rogers, Director of House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool

February 16, 2022 Comments Off on “Museums are experts at recording and caring for people’s memories.” Carol Rogers, Director of House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool

House of Memories is an award-winning dementia awareness programme created by National Museums Liverpool.

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The Shambolics. Image credit: Lewis Baillie.

“We formed a band at the right time.” Northern Soul talks to Shambolics

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on “We formed a band at the right time.” Northern Soul talks to Shambolics

It’s no secret that the Scottish indie scene has soared in popularity over the past few years.

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Everything is Green, Ruth Murray

Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

Less than a year after reopening, The Whitaker in Rossendale continues to showcase the best emerging and established contemporary artists locally, nationally and internationally in its visual arts programme.

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Untitled (Orange) by Nat Quinn, winner of the first New Lights Arts Prize in 2011

Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

January 27, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

A new retrospective exhibition, Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, will be unveiled at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on March 26, 2022.

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Nick Blackburn. credit: Christa Holka

Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

January 25, 2022 Comments Off on Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

Last year, I used to come home to the North. This year I’m working in London mostly, and I miss it.

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