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Bowdon Rooms Space 1

“Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

April 20, 2021 No Comments

It was two weeks before the first national COVID-19 lockdown came into force.

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Photos of Max Stockin courtesy of CTR Photography. 

“Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown

Can you name a town you’ve visited where at least one busker hasn’t filled the streets with the sound of their acoustic guitar? Probably not.

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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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Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

March 7, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

In a time where filmmaking seems impossible, director Sam Levinson can’t resist the urge to keep us entertained.

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“People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

At Northern Soul, we continue to commit to sharing good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of Northerners showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide.

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The Orielles by Neelam Khan Vela

“It’s given us the time to sit down and realise where we want to go with our music.” The Orielles chat to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “It’s given us the time to sit down and realise where we want to go with our music.” The Orielles chat to Northern Soul

In March 2020, The Orielles were in New York.

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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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The Gayby Has Landed: A very COVID-19 winter

February 11, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: A very COVID-19 winter

I’ve always tried to air on the chipper side of doom when it comes to getting through coronavirus times.

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

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

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The Gayby Has Landed: Parenting during COVID-19

January 6, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: Parenting during COVID-19

There was a time when my biggest anxiety about having a child was that their rainbow origins would make them prime fodder for bullies.

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