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Junior Akinola, courtesy of Contact Theatre

“The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre

January 19, 2021 No Comments

Contact has been an integral part of Manchester’s cultural scene since the 1970s.

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Park Hill flats, Sheffield, (c) Damon Fairclough 1987 (3)

Brute Strength: Why Our Northern Concrete is Worth Keeping

January 17, 2021 No Comments

Wander through the gift shops of Sheffield these days, lockdown permitting, and you could be forgiven for thinking that colossal cliffs of concrete were always among the city’s most beloved landmarks.

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Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author

January 14, 2021 No Comments

“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published last year.

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British Library North. Credit: British Library Board

“We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

January 10, 2021 No Comments

The British Library is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks.

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