Author: Matthew Connolly
Self-doubt can be one of the biggest battles for writers.Read the full story..
Review: New Light Prize Exhibition – Shining a Light on Northern Art, Tullie House Museum and Gallery, Carlisle
A metaphorical torch is now shining its ‘New Light’ in some of the North of England’s artistic corners, and a few of them are surprisingly dark and desolate.Read the full story..
The words ‘chamber music’ can turn off many perfectly open-minded people.Read the full story..
“She was very intolerant of foolishness, vanity, empty talk, obsequiousness, time-wasting, cruelty.”Read the full story..
For such a towering musical icon he looked small, but anyone would from the back row of the upper tier of a vast, fan-shaped arena accommodating 13,000.Read the full story..
You may well blanch at the thought of yet another Hollywood ‘based on a true story’ film whose needle is stuck in the vinyl of JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, Nixon etc etc – that endless broken record the Americans play while they gaze into the grubby bits of their political navels.Read the full story..
There’s a YouTube video featuring folk singer Julie Fowlis on the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions 3 in 2008 which has the Scotswoman sitting surrounded and attended – like some young folk goddess – by middle-aged men all doing her musical bidding, while she sings Bothan Àirigh am Bràigh Raithneach (A Sheiling On The Braes Of Rannoch).Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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