Author: Kevin Bourke
On the face of it, it’s difficult to see why PIPPIN The Musical is not better known on this side of the Pond given it boasts music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, whose stage hits include Godspell and Wicked as well as a latter-day stint as a composer on such Disney animations as Pocahontas.Read the full story..
The starting point for this Royal Exchange Young Company production, directed by Matt Hassall and created by the Manchester Theatre Award-winning company to note fifty years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, was the question “what is it to live in a world that denies you your most simple human right – to feel love, to share love and to be in love?”Read the full story..
Caroline Clegg, the founder and driving force behind the award-winning Feelgood Theatre, would be the last to deny that the company has had its ups and down over the years since the first show in 1994.Read the full story..
“In harrowing times for so many, it’s more important than ever to remember Engels’ legacy – and the spirit of solidarity and dignity which beats at its core,” observed Turner Prize-nominated artist Phil Collins.Read the full story..
The description ‘legendary’ tends to get bandied around a lot in the mostly preposterous world of popular music.Read the full story..
By chance I found myself sitting next to Sam Dixon, the leader of Chester Council, at The Beggar’s Opera, the official opening performance for the city’s spanking new arts centre Storyhouse.Read the full story..
Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries
“It’s hard to put me in a box because my career has been so varied, which makes me a great match for The Dukes,” says Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of the Lancaster venueRead the full story..
At around about the time of ‘the great roots rock scare’ of the 80s and early 90s, one of the most familiar faces and admired voices around the Manchester music scene was that of Helen Watson.Read the full story..
- “There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms talks to Northern Soul
- In Defence of Edgar the Excitable Dragon (and Christmas fans everywhere)
- “I would struggle to say that I am a feminist and contribute to fast fashion.” Jade Rice from Dirty Word talks to Northern Soul
- The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s
The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s
The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s.
There are 23 amazing prizes on offer which you can win by bidding in our online auction.
Go on, you know you want to!
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
“There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms, which has recently reopened after a multi-million pound refurbishment, talks to Northern Soul northernsoul.me.uk/there-are-… @Assembly_Rooms_ @ElysiumTc @Grimupnorth74 @durham_uni @53two pic.twitter.com/H7c7BjhCkV
One of Northern Soul's all-time favourite places to eat...this is a prize not to be missed. twitter.com/BaratxuriBar/s…
Jeni Bern will join @MancCamerata to help blow away the cobwebs and start your New Year in the right way with its annual Viennese Gala on New Year’s Day. A lucky winner can be there, and also receive a CD of the Camerata’s Mozart recordings. Good luck! northernsoul.me.uk/the-northe… pic.twitter.com/kWYqR9Jz1N
This brilliant festival @PhotoNorthFest1 is offering the chance to win four tickets to Photo North 2020 – the tickets allow a full pass for all three days. If you're a budding photographer or simply love looking at snaps, then this prize is for you. northernsoul.me.uk/the-northe… pic.twitter.com/KmXxXkMt4v
If you’ve never been to @BaratxuriBar in Ramsbottom, you are seriously missing out. If you fancy a sumptuous meal for two, then why not bid in our charity auction to win this brilliant prize? All proceeds go to @alzheimerssoc and @AlzResearchUK. northernsoul.me.uk/the-northe… pic.twitter.com/3AzAtKaoVQ