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“It’s not a walk in the park but HIV isn’t the illness that it used to be.” Nathaniel Hall talks to Northern Soul

Nov 21, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s not a walk in the park but HIV isn’t the illness that it used to be.” Nathaniel Hall talks to Northern Soul

When it comes to art, how much should you reveal?

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Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

As a student in the early 90s, I spent three summers working in the Edinburgh Fringe box office.

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“Once you’ve done Blue Peter, I think you can face most things.” Northern Soul meets Blue Peter presenters, past and present

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on “Once you’ve done Blue Peter, I think you can face most things.” Northern Soul meets Blue Peter presenters, past and present

When I was growing up, I had two career ambitions: 1) to be a pop star, and 2) to be a Blue Peter presenter.

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The Pride, Hope Mill Theatre

Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

What it means to be gay has been dissected and analysed every which way in theatre over the past 30-odd years.

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“It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

Oct 8, 2018 Comments Off on “It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

During my pre-teen years, I shared a bedroom with my sister.

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Kylie Minogue, Manchester Aren

Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

Oct 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

For us long-time Kylie devotees, this show felt like a defining moment.

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Butterfly Music Co. by Chris Payne

The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

Sep 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

If you’re old enough to recall brick-like mobile phones, TV pong and computers the size of a bungalow, the pop single may be one of the first things you bought with your pocket money.

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Joan Armatrading

“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

Sep 25, 2018 Comments Off on “I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”

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Closets The Musical, Hope Mill Theatre

Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

A regular theme of new writing for theatre is the coming-out story, with writers regularly reflecting on their formative gay experiences.

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“Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul

Aug 7, 2018 Comments Off on “Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul

You’d have to be allergic to magazine racks to miss the new series by Debbie Horsfield on BBC1.

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