Northern Soul

Author: Wendy Pratt

Theatre Review: Season’s Greetings, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Season’s Greetings, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Season’s Greetings first premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough back in 1980, and this year it’s back as part of the annual Alan Ayckbourn double-bill: two plays written and directed by Ayckbourn, who is the SJT’s director emeritus.

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Father Figurine, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough . Image by Josh Tomalin.

Theatre Review: Father Figurine, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Figurine, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

How do you create a catalyst for change where mental health issues and male suicide rates are concerned?

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The Northern Soul Christmas Poem

December 19, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem

Oh my, it’s nearly Christmas.

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Theatre Review: Shivers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Shivers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What is it that we love so much about being deliberately being scared?

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Where the Road Runs Out, Gaia Holmes

Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

Gaia Holmes is an expert in her field, and this is obvious in her skilled, careful and beautifully strange poetry collection.

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The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

November 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

Northernness isn’t easy to define. It’s intrinsic, bone-deep.

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Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors and Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.

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Theatre Review: Better Off Dead, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 14, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Better Off Dead, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A strange thing happens when you’re a writer.

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Why are we so keen to diagnose Emily Brontë?

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Why are we so keen to diagnose Emily Brontë?

2018 marks 200 years since Emily Jane Brontë was born in Thornton near Bradford.

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Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman and All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

Poetry: Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman; All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry: Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman; All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

You may not have heard of Cinnamon Press but it is one of those publishers quietly and diligently making a difference in the publishing world.

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