Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

Naomi Kashiwagi, Swing Time, Playtime

Artist Naomi Kashiwagi writes for Northern Soul

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Artist Naomi Kashiwagi writes for Northern Soul

Before its move to HOME in 2015, Manchester’s Cornerhouse is running its final exhibition. Using Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece as inspiration, nine artists are exhibiting their work at Playtime. One of these artists, Naomi Kashiwagi, writes for Northern Soul about her Playtime experience.

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Portrait of Sophia Al-Maria. Courtesy the artist

The Girl Who Fell To Earth: Sophia Al-Maria talks to Northern Soul

November 23, 2014 Comments Off on The Girl Who Fell To Earth: Sophia Al-Maria talks to Northern Soul

The best books never leave you. You never really finish them. They become part of your story, lying dormant until something, anything, sparks the tinderbox of memory and, like a long-lost friend, you remember how much you loved them.

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The Tapestry by Chris Payne

The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

November 22, 2014 Comments Off on The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

“They struck me squarely in the stomach and got my head nodding straight away with the kind of bass-heavy indie post-punk that pulses along somewhere between Franz Ferdinand and The Hives, while necks jerk and feet tap involuntarily.” This was how Northern Soul described The Tapestry after seeing them play at the Rambsbottom Festival earlier this year.

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Troublehouse Theatre - Proud to be Northern

Win Free Theatre Tickets to Time of My Life, Manchester

November 17, 2014 Comments Off on Win Free Theatre Tickets to Time of My Life, Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE TROUBLEHOUSE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF TIME OF MY LIFE

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Space4cycling

Space4cycling: a National Campaign for Safer Cycling

November 11, 2014 1 Comment

Northern Soul recently published its charter for safer cycling in the North of England called Cycle for Change. Gary Dawes from space4cycling writes about a national initiative aiming to “create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere”.

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Three Wine Men

Win Free Tickets to Three Wine Men Event in Manchester

November 11, 2014 Comments Off on Win Free Tickets to Three Wine Men Event in Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE THREE WINE MEN TASTING EVENT IN MANCHESTER

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Troublehouse Theatre - Proud to be Northern

Troublehouse Theatre: building a company from scratch

November 9, 2014 Comments Off on Troublehouse Theatre: building a company from scratch

During our time at ALRA North drama school in Wigan, one of the main pieces of advice from multiple tutors was the notion that if you’re not getting any work, you should create your own.

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Writers Return

Win Free Tickets to Writers Return in Manchester

November 7, 2014 Comments Off on Win Free Tickets to Writers Return in Manchester

 

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE ELIF SHAFAK AND KEI MILLER AT WRITERS RETURN IN MANCHESTER

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Cycle for Change: The True Scale of Cycling Casualties in the North

November 3, 2014 Comments Off on Cycle for Change: The True Scale of Cycling Casualties in the North

Nearly 40,000 cyclist deaths and injuries in the North of England over the past decade 

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You Say Potato

You Say Potato – the story of a Northern start-up

October 27, 2014 1 Comment

I moved to Manchester for a boy, and to set up You Say Potato.

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