Author: Helen Nugent
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE TROUBLEHOUSE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF TIME OF MY LIFERead the full story..
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”.Read the full story..
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE THREE WINE MEN TASTING EVENT IN MANCHESTERRead the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Nearly 40,000 cyclist deaths and injuries in the North of England over the past decadeRead the full story..
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