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Holliday Grainger talks to Northern Soul

January 18, 2020 No Comments

It’s not all about the glamour when you’re a famous actress, as I find out when I chat to Holliday Grainger. “I was in Mauritius yesterday and now I’m in Blackburn.”

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“Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes

January 15, 2020 No Comments

As I write this, Australia is on fire while the South of England struggles with another bout of severe flooding.

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Poetry: Henry Normal writes about Manchester

January 12, 2020 No Comments

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has shared some more of his brilliant poems exclusively with Northern Soul.

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Resist: Stories of Uprising

Book Review: Resist – Stories of Uprising

January 6, 2020 No Comments

At the time of writing, we’re five days into a new decade and our Prime Minister seems to be missing, we’re teetering on the edge of war and part of the world is literally on fire.

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Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

January 5, 2020 No Comments

Morse, Vera, Poirot and, um, Kojak.

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Poetry: Henry Normal writes about L.S. Lowry, buses and planes

January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry: Henry Normal writes about L.S. Lowry, buses and planes

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written more brilliant poems exclusively for Northern Soul.

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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

December 29, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

As we approach the end of 2019 (and the beginning of another decade) it’s tricky to remain optimistic – what with Brexit, a general election and a climate crisis. Nevertheless, this year wasn’t all fire and brimstone. If you’re a bookworm or a writer, 2019 was full of great news and excellent reads.

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Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

What springs to mind when you think of Ken Dodd?

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Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a festive(ish) poem exclusively for Northern Soul.

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POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a poem for Northern Soul in response to the recent election result.

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