We hoped that 2018 would be an improvement on a turbulent 2016 and an inexplicable 2017. But this year proved that [rubbish] things come in threes. Nevertheless, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, 2018 was an incredible year for bookworms and writers alike.Read the full story..
Gaia Holmes is an expert in her field, and this is obvious in her skilled, careful and beautifully strange poetry collection.Read the full story..
Self-doubt can be one of the biggest battles for writers.Read the full story..
Appearances can be deceptive.Read the full story..
Ambitious in the best sense of the word, These Northern Types is nothing less than a frequently discursive disquisition on the nature of Northernness as unapologetically contrary as the North itself.Read the full story..
Northernness isn’t easy to define. It’s intrinsic, bone-deep.Read the full story..
I’m a binge-reader. I used to be someone who hovered over books slowly, drinking them in, pondering, possibly having a really good sniff of the spine.Read the full story..
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience is a book of stories that are rarely heard.Read the full story..
If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.Read the full story..
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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