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Author: Helen Nugent

Is a Northern ‘supercity’ a good idea? George Osborne thinks so

June 24, 2014 Comments Off on Is a Northern ‘supercity’ a good idea? George Osborne thinks so

The Chancellor has set out a vision of an economic “powerhouse” across the North of England with faster road links and a high-speed rail connection between Manchester and Leeds. This article by the Editor of Northern Soul is an extended version of a piece that appeared in today’s edition of The Independent’s i.

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Angel Meadow: must-see theatre

June 13, 2014 Comments Off on Angel Meadow: must-see theatre

Immersive theatre is at its most effective when the audience has stage fright.

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Becoming a Novelist: Treason’s Daughter

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Becoming a Novelist: Treason’s Daughter

Publication day. I woke up and ran downstairs to the laptop. There it was, available to order.

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‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on ‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

The editor of Northern Soul talks to poet, novelist and scriptwriter Owen Sheers about his play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F.

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Steven Mackintosh: From the Muppets to Manchester

June 5, 2014 Comments Off on Steven Mackintosh: From the Muppets to Manchester

There’s a moment in the BBC1 drama From There To Here when, not long after the IRA bomb detonates and destroys Manchester city centre, the character of Robbo stands with his hands on his head, surveying the ruins.

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Shauna Mackin: on the brink of being proper famous

May 28, 2014 Comments Off on Shauna Mackin: on the brink of being proper famous

You know how upsetting it is when a singer has the temerity to cover your favourite artist?

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From There To Here: a love letter to Manchester

May 23, 2014 Comments Off on From There To Here: a love letter to Manchester

From There to Here is a major new BBC drama. The editor of Northern Soul met the writer Peter Bowker and director James Strong.  

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Brassed Off at Bolton Octagon

May 17, 2014 Comments Off on Brassed Off at Bolton Octagon

Turning a much-loved film into a piece of theatre is always a risk.

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John McArdle talks Brassed Off, Brookside and Billy Corkhill

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on John McArdle talks Brassed Off, Brookside and Billy Corkhill

Like many people, I spent my teenage years crushing on various people off the telly.

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No rebel without a cause: Clifford Owens

May 6, 2014 Comments Off on No rebel without a cause: Clifford Owens

Sarah Perks is artistic director, visual art and film at HOME in Manchester.

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