Northern Soul

Author: Phil Pearson

Exhibition: A Woodland Sanctuary, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors

June 29, 2022 No Comments

This summer will see the beauty, mysteries and restorative benefits of woodland celebrated through a major exhibition of work by two photographers at the Inspired by… gallery in Danby Lodge as part of the North York Moors National Park’s 70th anniversary.

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‘How I turned being hit by a ten tonne truck into a one-woman show’

June 23, 2022 No Comments

Late Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014 and a 15-year-old Katie Damer is waiting at a red light on Bury’s Dumers Lane as she cycles home from school.

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Lead press shot. Paul Weller. Credit: Sandra Vijandi

Music Review: Paul Weller, Liverpool Eventim Olympia

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Paul Weller, Liverpool Eventim Olympia

Let’s get one thing straight from the start. There’s no point in pretending that this is going to be a reasoned, impartial and unbiased review, because it’s not.

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Music Review: Fontaines D.C., Manchester Academy

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Fontaines D.C., Manchester Academy

It was like nothing had happened. Eighteen months of lockdowns and enjoyment-sapping restrictions were blown away in a second by a post-punk poet and a rock ‘n’ roll band.

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Author Nicola Mostyn at the launch of The Love Delusion in Manchester

My Space: Nicola Mostyn, author

November 3, 2019 Comments Off on My Space: Nicola Mostyn, author

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s author Nicola Mostyn.

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FONTAINES DC, Dublin City, 2018

Music review: Fontaines D.C., Gorilla, Manchester

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Music review: Fontaines D.C., Gorilla, Manchester

Like all great art, it inspires you to do something.

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Banksy, Football Terrorist 2001 Spray enamel paint on wood Image courtesy Andipa London © The Artist

Review: Football Is Art, National Football Museum, Manchester

April 13, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Football Is Art, National Football Museum, Manchester

Up front you’ve got the prolific yet elusive Banksy alongside striking partner Pablo ‘Bend It Like’ Picasso.

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My Space: Stanley Chow, artist, illustrator and designer

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on My Space: Stanley Chow, artist, illustrator and designer

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s artist, illustrator and designer, Stanley Chow.

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Paolo Hewitt

My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist

February 13, 2019 Comments Off on My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s writer and journalist, Paolo Hewitt. 

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Ian Kershaw

My Space: Ian Kershaw, writer

November 25, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Ian Kershaw, writer

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s writer Ian Kershaw. 

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