ANDY MURRAY’S BLOG
“People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema
Back in the early 2000s, Mexican cinema was riding a wave with films such as Amores Perros and Y tu mamá también impressing audiences and critics alike.Read the full story..
“It was an absolute buzz.” Graham Duff talks about collaborating with Mark E Smith on horror script The Otherwise
“Course it is, where do you think I get this golden glow from, Ready Brek?”.Read the full story..
In the preface to this new Faber compendium of essays about The Fall, co-editors Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley declare that ‘this book is not about a rock band’. They say: ‘This is not even about Mark E Smith. The book is for Mark E Smith more than it is about him.”Read the full story..
“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil
“Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book
When David Nolan wrote his debut novel Black Moss two years ago, it was almost as an experiment, an unpremeditated tangent to his successful career as a journalist, documentary maker and non-fiction author.Read the full story..
“Your worst enemy in this game is indifference.” John Cooper Clarke talks about his autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours
When Northern Soul speaks to John Cooper Clarke about his new autobiography and sings its praises to the skies, he’s right in the middle of recording the audiobook version and seems to appreciate the plaudits.Read the full story..
“The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson
There’s often a risk that the world of animation can be undervalued, pigeon-holed as the preserve of children’s films and not much more.Read the full story..
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022
- Looking for Emily Williamson, RSPB founder
- “We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility in Manchester moves forward
- Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society
- How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul
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