Articles relating to: Arts
“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.Read the full story..
While the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have been essential, the impact on society has, nonetheless, been seismic.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Hurrah and huzzah! Entries for the 2018 Northern Soul Awards are now open – and the best bit? It won’t cost you a penny.Read the full story..
Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale
Author Phillip Pullman said that “after nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”.Read the full story..
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