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Twenty-one is an important birthday for anyone but what if you are one of the biggest clubs ever to grace Manchester’s scene? Then you celebrate in style. On the back of last year’s phenomenally successful 20th reunion party, Paradise Factory is going out with a bang. Northern Soul caught up with creator Peter Dalton.Read the full story..
Billy Elliot was very deliberately set against the backdrop of the mid-80s miners’ strike, one of the most notoriously bitter confrontations in recent labour history, lest you might have overlooked or forgotten that fact in the light of its airbrushing in the stage musical version.Read the full story..
Bren O’Callaghan is visual art programme manager for Cornerhouse & HOME in Manchester. He’s also an independent producer, curator and artist-maker. His projects are known for a playful sense of wonder and innovation, intended to delight but also encourage dialogue and debate.Read the full story..
Susan Lord, co-curator of a new exhibition about Polari at Bury Art Museum, writes for Northern Soul about the genesis of the project, its ground-breaking work and the importance of preserving the language for the gay community.Read the full story..
Having picked up a number of awards during its run in London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play is part of a concerted attempt by theatre owners Ambassador Theatre Group to break the stranglehold of big-budget extravaganzas and feel-good musicals in theatres like theirs, reintroducing ‘proper’ drama alongside the big shows.Read the full story..
There’s really no better way to spend a sunny, Sunday afternoon in Manchester in June – in my humble and correct opinion – than in the dark. Not everyone likes the sun, you know.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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