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I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.Read the full story..
Historic England’s new book of ‘irreplaceable’ places in England locates a decent proportion of them in the North.Read the full story..
Like Dial-a-Disc or foil disposable ashtrays in takeaways, the cinema double bill has receded into the lint of a barely conceivable past yet to be reappropriated by the stylists of today’s lazy nostalgia.Read the full story..
“We have to find more hopeful ways to represent dementia.” Naomi Krüger talks to Northern Soul about her debut novel, May
Having lost two close family members to dementia, I am interested in portrayals of this dreadful illness in literature but have often been disappointed by its presentation.Read the full story..
You may not have heard of Cinnamon Press but it is one of those publishers quietly and diligently making a difference in the publishing world.Read the full story..
“Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul
There must be something in the air because Northern writers are churning out fascinating fiction at a rate of knots.Read the full story..
“I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul
Something about Non Pratt’s writing reels me in. She’s hilarious, yes, but it’s her ability to completely understand the teens she writes about that really interests me.Read the full story..
Emily, the elusive Brontë sister, is often portrayed as reclusive, difficult, perhaps even slightly unhinged.Read the full story..
I have the propensity to be anxious about most things – electrical goods, being late, saying no, upsetting people, gas hobs, plug sockets, disease, forgetting things – so a book titled Notes on a Nervous Planet calls to me like a gin & tonic on a hot day.Read the full story..
- “The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre
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- “We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North
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“The need for us is still there.” At 28, Junior Akinola is the first person under 30 to chair a board of a major performing arts venue in the UK. But that didn't stop Manchester's Contact Theatre from hiring him. northernsoul.me.uk/the-need-f… @cparkwriter @Jr_JT3 @ContactMcr pic.twitter.com/tobyXTPpOc