Calling all young theatre critics
Aged over 14 and studying full time at school, college or university in Greater Manchester? Fancy yourself as a writer or theatre critic? Then we’ve got a competition for you.
We’re looking for a young writer to submit a review of HOME‘s forthcoming production of Romeo and Juliet at Victoria Baths and interview the cast. The winning piece will be published right here, on Northern Soul, and on HOME’s website (homemcr.org).
We’re inviting entrants from the Greater Manchester boroughs to submit a review of something they’ve seen, read or watched over the summer – it could be a book, film, TV programme, theatre, exhibition, or an event – anything that inspires you to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard.
The winner will become HOME’s official young reviewer for Romeo and Juliet. We will provide the winner with a pair of tickets to a matinee performance in September and also arrange an interview with Alex Felton and Sara Vickers, the actors playing Romeo and Juliet.
Not only that, we will arrange a mentoring session for the winner with the Founder and Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent. Helen is a former journalist for The Times and the BBC and writes for The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Independent and The Big Issue in the North.
Want to apply?
- Submit a piece of written work no more than 300 words
- Provide your contact telephone number and email address
- Please state your age and where you go to school, college or university
All entries are to be emailed to email@example.com by the closing date of Monday September 1 at 12pm.
The submissions will be judged by HOME’S Head of Engagement, Marisa Draper; HOME’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Clare Sydney; and Helen Nugent.
Full terms and conditions of the competition can be found on HOME’s website here.
- Image Gallery: urban scenes and cityscapes by artist Sue Scott
- Twisted Disco: Classical Music Meets Rock. Yllwshrk’s Ian Anderson talks to Northern Soul
- “If you can make people laugh you can make them do anything.” Comedian Paul Holliday talks to Northern Soul
- #ThisIsTheNorth: People’s Powerhouse Convention 2020
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
For advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact Northern Soul’s Founder and Editor Helen Hugent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
The exhibition explores the memorials and rituals that surround the war and how they have influenced our perception of later conflicts.
Artist David Dunnico has created War Work, a new exhibition at @AIRArtGallery, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Click the link below to view the full gallery: northernsoul.me.uk/image-gall… pic.twitter.com/FVMBArHmkF
Image credit: Carl Sukonik/The Vain Photos.
Halloween looks a little different this year but we’re still excited to see the return of Manchester’s giant monster inflatables, created by artists @filthylukerart and Pedro Estrellas of Designs in Air. #MCRMONSTERS northernsoul.me.uk/photo-gall… pic.twitter.com/r3RuCuNwYw