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Author: Helen Nugent

From Bridlington to Hollywood: Mark Herman talks films with Northern Soul

February 9, 2014 Comments Off on From Bridlington to Hollywood: Mark Herman talks films with Northern Soul

Mark Herman has been responsible for some of the most iconic British films of the past 20 years.

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Brassed Off: York Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director Says The Time Is Right for Revival

February 9, 2014 Comments Off on Brassed Off: York Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director Says The Time Is Right for Revival

Some films capture the public’s imagination to such an extent that they are watched again and again.

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Emily Portman talks Womenfolk with Northern Soul

January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Emily Portman talks Womenfolk with Northern Soul

I can’t sing a note. Not one. It’s one of the myriad of reasons why I avoid karaoke like the plague.

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Salamanders and Princesses: the Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet talks to Northern Soul

January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Salamanders and Princesses: the Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet talks to Northern Soul

If you had to name a composition by Benjamin Britten, I’m betting that The Prince of the Pagodas wouldn’t be your first choice.

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The Sweet Taste of Success: Beech’s Fine Chocolates

January 19, 2014 Comments Off on The Sweet Taste of Success: Beech’s Fine Chocolates

Five years ago, Beech’s Fine Chocolates was threatened with closure.

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Courting Cake: a Northern tradition

January 18, 2014 Comments Off on Courting Cake: a Northern tradition

Sometimes of an evening I trip down to the local corner shop for wine and cake.

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The Northern Soul 2013 End of Year Review

December 31, 2013 Comments Off on The Northern Soul 2013 End of Year Review

Where did the year go? There’s only a few hours left of 2013. Was it good for you?

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You Know You’re Having A Northern Christmas When….

December 25, 2013 Comments Off on You Know You’re Having A Northern Christmas When….

…all this stuff happens.

(Disclaimer: Christmas being what it is, some of these observations apply nationwide)

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Byker Books (and not a sniff of PJ & Duncan)

December 17, 2013 Comments Off on Byker Books (and not a sniff of PJ & Duncan)

Way back in the mists of time, before e-readers were invented and everyone with a blog was a ‘publisher’, a group of people from the North East of England who weren’t that enthralled by reading the memoirs of some ‘reality show’ nonentity came together…in a pub.

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James Brining: The WY Playhouse’s Artistic Director talks to Northern Soul

December 17, 2013 Comments Off on James Brining: The WY Playhouse’s Artistic Director talks to Northern Soul

There are many journalistic fallbacks, those little turns of phrase employed by writers up against deadline or snowed under with work.

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