Cancel your 2020 winter getaway. Holidays are off. In fact, with lockdown 2.0 now in force, you can’t even go on a city break in the UK.Read the full story..
Nick Hornby’s pedigree is a little intimidating.Read the full story..
One of my favourite annual events is the Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) which has been a calendar staple since I moved to the city in the noughties.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..
‘There are children playing in the street.’ That is the first stage direction for the first scene of a new television serial aired on December 9, 1960, Coronation Street.Read the full story..
Book Review: Challenge Everything – An Extinction Rebellion Guide to Saving the Planet by Blue Sandford
Extinction Rebellion gets a lot of bad press.Read the full story..
It’s a strange sight to see rows of people in their own homes clapping and laughing silently as you perform on Zoom or Facebook. ‘Mute Seals’ is one of the less attractive descriptions of the phenomena I recently heard.Read the full story..
Life may not be all that harmonious at the moment, but what binds us together is our unique eccentricity. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than when we’re at leisure with all of our strange customs.Read the full story..
One of the great things about the annual Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, at least until 2020’s forced hiatus, has always been the way authors and fans mix so freely, not least in the hotel bar. But Holly Watt’s first experience of it last year, when she was on Val McDermid’s vaunted New Blood panel on the strength of her award-winning debut novel To The Lions, wasn’t exactly like that.Read the full story..
- Image Gallery: The Quarantine Paintings, Schoph, RedHouse Originals
- Book Review: I Belong Here by Anita Sethi
- “These are rare paintings.” Steve Swallow, owner of Castlegate Gallery, talks about abstract painter, Bob Crossley
- “A unique snapshot of these unprecedented times.” Manchester International Festival 2021
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