The North/South Divide
A series asking leading artists, playwrights, poets, arts professionals and journalists what they think about the North-South cultural and media divide.
“The North is an amazing place and its potential has never been fully realised.” Edna Robinson, chairman of the People’s Powerhouse
I love Edna Robinson. Not in a romantic way, you understand, I haven’t had a Valentine’s Day epiphany.Read the full story..
The New Statesman says that the North is in need of ‘a cultural renewal’. Really? Helen Palmer, Co-Director of Creative Tourist and Palmer Squared, a consultancy specialising in the cultural and tourism sector, responds to this for Northern Soul.Read the full story..
We have an opportunity to build something new in the North, so can we not rely on a pale, male and stale stereotype?Read the full story..
Language shapes how we see places and the people living in them, says Laura Brown. But the North loses the language game, and has done for generations.Read the full story..
It seems rough, tough Northern lads and lasses can still really show those Southern namby-pambies a thing or two when it comes to settling a dispute with a bit of a scrap.Read the full story..
Are you bored stiff of the national press’s attitude towards the North of England? Do you think that it pays scant attention to culture in this part of the world? Northern Soul asked leading artists, playwrights, poets, arts professionals and journalists what they think about the North-South cultural – and media – divide.Read the full story..
- Flapjack Press’s Paul Neads talks poetry, performance and, erm, flapjacks with Henry Normal
- “Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul
- “A factory worker with a cultural dream.” Director Sean McAllister talks about his new documentary
- The Northern Soul Awards 2018: a celebration of culture and enterprise
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
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Do you still call Manchester's House of Fraser by its original name of Kendals? Read all about it in today's Times - article by the Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent. thetimes.co.uk/edition/busine…