ALFRED SEARLS’ BLOG
This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the first of a new series of articles for Northern Soul, Alfred Searls explores how 1917 – and the Soviet society which developed in its shadow – has been portrayed by writers since that momentous year of revolution.Read the full story..
That Walter M. Miller had a unique perspective on monastic life is hardly surprising given he gained it one bright February morning in 1944 from the rear gun turret of a B-25 bomber.Read the full story..
On the evening when Manchester United was fighting for the FA Cup down in London, back in Manchester a different season was also drawing to a dramatic close.Read the full story..
It is a matter of general agreement that, in today’s world, instant fame is too often accorded to the talentless and undeserving – the ‘stars’ of reality television, the one hit wonders of social media, and the disgraced minor public figures determined to turn their shaming into a successful career.Read the full story..
Mortality might be considered a brave choice as a theme for an evening at the symphony, but Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra has always taken risks.Read the full story..
Autumn is upon us and with it the annual signifiers of the change of seasons: the days shorten, the trees take on their first hint of gold and in Manchester the city’s great orchestras begin their new programmes.Read the full story..
The thought of what might have been exerts a powerful hold on the imagination. To support our boundless appetite for the game of ‘what if’ we build elaborate castles in the air; castles erected purely on foundations of conjecture, and constructed from materials found in our minds.Read the full story..
The Hallé began its new season in fine style with the kind of skilful and passionate performance that is the hallmark of this fine musical institution.Read the full story..
Freerange Comedy Festival at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
Only one more day to get your paws on some free booze and theatre tickets. Win a bottle of Pimms and a pair of tickets to Relatively Speaking at @OldhamColiseum #competition #giveaway northernsoul.me.uk/win-a-bott… … pic.twitter.com/dvgMDoEQ4p
@ArtsCityLpool Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool. Northern Soul's Helen Carter talks to two amazing musicians ahead of a concert on Monday with Damon Albarn. northernsoul.me.uk/the-orches… … …
@MadeLiverpoolTV Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool. Northern Soul's Helen Carter talks to two amazing musicians ahead of a concert on Monday with Damon Albarn. northernsoul.me.uk/the-orches… …
@lpoolcouncil Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool. Northern Soul's Helen Carter talks to two amazing musicians ahead of a concert on Monday with Damon Albarn. northernsoul.me.uk/the-orches… …