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Edna Robinson

“This work is all about providing platforms for voices that too often go unheard.” Edna Robinson, Chair of the People’s Powerhouse

November 23, 2020 No Comments

We all hugged each other and promised to keep in touch.

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“There remains a perception that people in the North wear cloth caps and go off to the mill.” Campaigner and former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal

November 20, 2020 No Comments

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the #ThisIsTheNorth Convention 2020 hosted by The People’s Powerhouse. Due to social distancing measures put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place entirely online. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to discuss the rapidly changing issues faced by the North of England and the people who live here. 

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Online Event: North vs South – is mainstream media biased against the North? #ThisIsTheNorth Convention 2020

November 9, 2020 Comments Off on Online Event: North vs South – is mainstream media biased against the North? #ThisIsTheNorth Convention 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the #ThisIsTheNorth Convention 2020 hosted by The People’s Powerhouse.

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Good News in Focus: Bounceback Food CIC

November 4, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Bounceback Food CIC

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis.

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“Bubble tea is here to stay.” Jacqui Wan, founder of Manchester’s first bubble tea store, BoBo Tea

November 1, 2020 Comments Off on “Bubble tea is here to stay.” Jacqui Wan, founder of Manchester’s first bubble tea store, BoBo Tea

Over the years, the city of Manchester has become a melting pot for cultures and sub-cultures.

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#ThisIsTheNorth: People’s Powerhouse Convention 2020

October 23, 2020 Comments Off on #ThisIsTheNorth: People’s Powerhouse Convention 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the #ThisIsTheNorth Convention 2020 hosted by The People’s Powerhouse. Due to social distancing measures put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place entirely online. 

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Good News in Focus: Halliwell Befriending Service

October 21, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Halliwell Befriending Service

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Good News in Focus: Gail Myerscough, a surface pattern designer and illustrator

October 5, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Gail Myerscough, a surface pattern designer and illustrator

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Press conference with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and three mini reporters - L-R - Aisya, Jack and Sam

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” Northern Soul talks to Media Cubs and Odd Arts about creating opportunities for young people

October 3, 2020 Comments Off on “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Northern Soul talks to Media Cubs and Odd Arts about creating opportunities for young people

When I was 13, I gave up sniffing aerosol cans to join Oldham Theatre Workshop.

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Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

September 27, 2020 Comments Off on Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

The train pulls into the station, the driver gets out of the cab and switches ends to take it back to Darlington. It’s only then that I realise we’ve been travelling on a single track railway. Bishop Auckland is the end of the line in so many ways.

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