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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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(Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

January 6, 2021 Comments Off on (Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

These are difficult times. Rehearsals are problematic with social distancing and theatres are largely making it up as they go along.

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How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

The past 12 months have been a lot to process – and the world is looking at a very different festive period in 2020. As we head into the season of goodwill, we asked the brilliant Northern Soul team how they will be spending Christmas during a global pandemic.

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Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery

It was the swings swaddled in clingfilm-like tied-back curtains that got me.

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Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

December 14, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

“A world without live music feels like living in a house with no windows. Live music is uplifting, it’s nourishing, it’s social glue. It’s well and truly missed by me.” – Rob Young, musician

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“We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

December 1, 2020 Comments Off on “We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is forced to live the same day again and again.

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Good News in Focus: Justlife

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Justlife

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Good News in Focus: Manchester Camerata

November 23, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Manchester Camerata

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis.

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“We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

November 15, 2020 Comments Off on “We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

I have an association with the National Centre for Early Music which has grown from strength to strength over the years, going right back to the early days of the York Early Music Festival.

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“There’s still a lot of discrimination, marginalisation and isolation.” DaDaFest International Festival 2020: Translations

November 14, 2020 Comments Off on “There’s still a lot of discrimination, marginalisation and isolation.” DaDaFest International Festival 2020: Translations

A quarter of a century ago the Disability Discrimination Act came into force and changed lives. In the meantime, Liverpool-based DaDaFest has been breaking ground as a disability and D/deaf arts organisation since 1984, albeit under a different name.

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