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Articles relating to: Covid-19

Front of House, Jo Byrne. Image by Marge Bradshaw

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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Delma Tomlin director and chief executive, National Centre for Early Music. Credit: Ben Pugh

“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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Maelstrom Under Glass, Alexandrina Hemsley

“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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The Gayby Has Landed: Tier after Tier

November 2, 2020 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: Tier after Tier

Here we are in Greater Manchester staring down the barrel of a never-ending spiral of restrictions.

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Review: Angela Davis in conversation with Jackie Kay, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Angela Davis in conversation with Jackie Kay, Manchester Literature Festival

One of my favourite annual events is the Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) which has been a calendar staple since I moved to the city in the noughties.

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Picture Gallery: Days Like These, The Lowry, Salford

October 7, 2020 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: Days Like These, The Lowry, Salford

It’s been another tough week for the arts.

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Good News in Focus: Gail Myerscough, a surface pattern designer and illustrator

October 5, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Gail Myerscough, a surface pattern designer and illustrator

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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