ANDY MURRAY’S BLOG
Musicians can be strange, unpredictable, other-worldly creatures, completely wrapped up in the mysteries of their art. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have a habit of going missing.Read the full story..
It’s one of those glorious instances of “of course!” casting: the makers of the forthcoming new version of The Clangers have announced that the narrator will be none other than Michael Palin.Read the full story..
Last week Keanu Reeves turned 50. Just let that sink in for a minute. Keanu Reeves. ‘Woah, dude! Excellent!’. Fifty. It’s enough to send you running to the nearest mirror gasping, ‘So, hang on… how old am I?’Read the full story..
Children’s TV: you watch it for about ten years, then you spend the rest of your life sitting in the pub reminiscing (in fact, if your passport lists your occupation as ‘bad stand-up comic’, you might even make a living making cracks about it).Read the full story..
Let’s get this straight from the start. If you, reader, are sitting there thinking, “Dexys! Hahaha! Come on Eileen! One-hit wonders! Raggle-taggle gypsies! Hohoho!” – well, you’ve got it all wrong.Read the full story..
In America during the Great Depression there was a huge underground market for so-called ‘Tijuana bibles’, small bootleg comics which depicted the family-friendly cartoon stars of the day – Popeye, Dick Tracy – getting up all sorts of rude, adult and not at all family-friendly things.Read the full story..
- “You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul
- “Sustainability isn’t about going without.” Corin Bell, director of Open Kitchen MCR, talks to Northern Soul
- Photo Gallery: Flag of Convenience, David Dunnico, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery
- Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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