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Darren Adams, reopening video

“We are nothing if not resilient.” Darren Adams, Venue Manager at Waterside, Sale, Trafford

June 16, 2021 No Comments

As cultural leaders across the UK begin to fearlessly reopen our venues, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last 14 months.

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The Escape Plan, Henry Normal

Can poetry save theatres? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on Can poetry save theatres? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

When a theatre shuts its doors, it’s called ‘going dark’.

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Katy Taylor at QHA Box Office

“It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone. Nothing and no one has remained untouched, not least our theatres. UK-wide, venues have been forced to make crucial decisions about how to deal with the crisis. The UK’s creative industries, which bring in £120 billion a year for the economy, have played a vital role in keeping us going during lockdown, with theatres making a significant contribution.

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How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

February 25, 2021 Comments Off on How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

While the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have been essential, the impact on society has, nonetheless, been seismic.

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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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Joshua Wilkinson by David Hall

“They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson

September 27, 2020 Comments Off on “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson

Disaffected youth is an oft-used phrase in the media.

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Hope Mill Theatre. Credit: Grant Archer

Coronavirus: will the arts survive? Northern arts practitioners and performers tell us their stories

July 18, 2020 Comments Off on Coronavirus: will the arts survive? Northern arts practitioners and performers tell us their stories

At the time of writing, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden had just announced that indoor live theatre performances can recommence on August 1.

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“It’s escapism into a different world for a weekend.” Luke Bainbridge on the Lake District’s new Aerial Festival

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on “It’s escapism into a different world for a weekend.” Luke Bainbridge on the Lake District’s new Aerial Festival

When Luke Bainbridge first started going to festivals in the early 1990s, only a handful existed with some offering the mere basics in entertainment.

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Just So Festival, Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

Now in its ninth year, Just So Festival, an annual festival for children and their families, returned to Rode Hall in Cheshire earlier this month. 

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Who is your Great Northerner?

July 9, 2018 Comments Off on Who is your Great Northerner?

Who is your Great Northerner? Who gets your vote as a Great Northern Soul?

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