Northern Soul

Author: Paul Clarke

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Multi-Cultural Voices

March 5, 2014 Comments Off on Multi-Cultural Voices

If you believed Ukip’s rhetoric you might think multi-cultural Britain is a bad thing.

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From Steel Town to Hy Brasil

February 25, 2014 Comments Off on From Steel Town to Hy Brasil

When Chris Watson was driving around Sheffield with the rest of Cabaret Voltaire blasting out their music to an unsuspecting public little did he think he would be staging a major sound installation in the historic Howard Assembly Room in Leeds.

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Blow Up North

February 21, 2014 Comments Off on Blow Up North

If the Hacienda was the clubbing mecca for Madchester then Blow Up performed the same function when Britpop fever took over the nation.

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Trans(formation): Bernard Butler talks to Northern Soul

February 11, 2014 Comments Off on Trans(formation): Bernard Butler talks to Northern Soul

If The Smiths were the great indie band of the ‘80s then Suede set the pace in the next decade.

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Northern Soul talks to the artistic director of Red Ladder about the company’s new play, Wrong ‘Un

January 19, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to the artistic director of Red Ladder about the company’s new play, Wrong ‘Un

Once upon a time women in this country couldn’t vote…

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Kirsty Almeida gives birth to world sounds

January 18, 2014 Comments Off on Kirsty Almeida gives birth to world sounds

When Kirsty Almeida steps on stage at Hebden Bridge Trades Club it will be a special moment in what, to date, has been an idiosyncratic career.

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How To Be A Northern Sports Fan

December 22, 2013 Comments Off on How To Be A Northern Sports Fan

Since the first meeting of the Rugby League in 1895 at Huddersfield’s George Hotel, it’s fair to say that the physical wars of the average match have always made its Southern competitor Union look like the soft option.

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Lucy Ward goes for the folk crown

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Lucy Ward goes for the folk crown

Folk music used to be the preserve of blokes in Arran jumpers singing tales of woes and recounting disasters down t’pit. Now a new generation of female singers like Lucy Ward have made the genre relevant again.

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Laughing Cows

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Laughing Cows

Once upon a time comedy promoters had the odd idea that female comics were box office poison – so Laughing Cows was born.

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Swapping Sides

November 2, 2013 Comments Off on Swapping Sides

By day Nick Ahad is the long-serving theatre critic of the Yorkshire Post. By night he is directing A Muslamic Love Story, which he has also written.

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