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Comma Press

The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022

July 21, 2021 No Comments

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the fifth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. This is our fourth year as partner for the prestigious prize, run by Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire. Comma’s commitment to the short story and its place in today’s literary narrative is second to none, as is its work to blur cultural and social boundaries.

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Emily Williamson, Aurum publishers

Looking for Emily Williamson, RSPB founder

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on Looking for Emily Williamson, RSPB founder

Who was Emily Williamson?

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“We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility in Manchester moves forward

July 12, 2021 No Comments

Way back in 2019, I wrote a piece for Northern Soul about the UK’s first LGBT retirement community that was due to be established in Whalley Range, South Manchester.

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Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

July 2, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

Manchester’s urban history is being celebrated with a new book featuring images of local independent shops in the 1980s, which already look like a bygone age.

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Henry Normal

How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

June 30, 2021 Comments Off on How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

While writing The Royle Family up in Manchester with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, some days, just for a joke, Caroline would announce “it’s raining in London” and we would all cheer.

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Elly Griffiths

“We need books more than ever.” Award-winning crime author Elly Griffiths talks to Northern Soul

June 29, 2021 Comments Off on “We need books more than ever.” Award-winning crime author Elly Griffiths talks to Northern Soul

There’s a new champion in town and it’s the bestselling crime author, Elly Griffiths.

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