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Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

Sunset on Tantobie, written by Gary Kitching and directed by Jake Murray, is a 40-minute, heartwarming audio tale about family reuniting, with a nod to Dominic Cummings’ laughable defence of his trip to Barnard Castle.

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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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Angela Davis

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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#ThisIsTheNorth: People’s Powerhouse Convention 2020

October 23, 2020 Comments Off on #ThisIsTheNorth: People’s Powerhouse Convention 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the #ThisIsTheNorth Convention 2020 hosted by The People’s Powerhouse. Due to social distancing measures put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place entirely online. 

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The principles of puppet making

“The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson

October 19, 2020 Comments Off on “The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson

There’s often a risk that the world of animation can be undervalued, pigeon-holed as the preserve of children’s films and not much more.

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“I’m not looking down or anything, I’m just looking across.” Jackie Hagan talks to Northern Soul ahead of DigiFest 2020

September 3, 2020 Comments Off on “I’m not looking down or anything, I’m just looking across.” Jackie Hagan talks to Northern Soul ahead of DigiFest 2020
Jackie Hagan is no ordinary interviewee. The award-winning artist and activist has promised a mix of lightness and grit when she pitches up at Manchester Central Library, “pyjamas, tea in hand”, to host DigiFest 2020.
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Riana Duce as Avalon - The Good Book

“We believe that access to culture is a fundamental part of a happy life.” The Good Book, Slung Low

May 11, 2020 Comments Off on “We believe that access to culture is a fundamental part of a happy life.” The Good Book, Slung Low

After relocating to the oldest working men’s club in Britain (The Holbeck in Leeds), the adventurous team at Slung Low established the Leeds People’s Theatre Company.

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How are independent bookshops navigating the coronavirus crisis? We talk to Northern indies

April 26, 2020 Comments Off on How are independent bookshops navigating the coronavirus crisis? We talk to Northern indies

Before you hit ‘buy now’ while perusing the digital bookshelves of that well-known retail giant, you might want to think again. The current COVID-19 pandemic may see us turning to the big names to secure our latest reading fix but there are smaller businesses in our region which desperately need our support. While social distancing and ensuring we only leave our homes to shop for essentials is the new norm, many local bookshops are reinventing the way they do business.

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Little Bird

A Little Bird says…it’s a virtual pandemic

April 21, 2020 Comments Off on A Little Bird says…it’s a virtual pandemic

In a series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes about how COVID-19 has many of us living in a digital parallel world. 

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Untitled, Chan Yang Kim

Online exhibition: Talking Sense, The Portico Library, Manchester

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Online exhibition: Talking Sense, The Portico Library, Manchester

Museums, art galleries and libraries across the North are now off limits to the public, their displays and collections sitting behind locked doors.

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