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Lairies by Steve Hollyman

Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

January 14, 2021 No Comments

I don’t do well with violence. The thought of something grizzly turns my stomach and I’m often found hiding behind a cushion during vicious telly dramas.

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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 No Comments

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

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Review: Pigs in the Wood, Scissett, Huddersfield

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Pigs in the Wood, Scissett, Huddersfield

2020 has been an unusual year for birthdays. From socially distanced garden parties and a quick coffee in the park to strange and often glitchy gatherings via Zoom, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we celebrate another turn around the sun.

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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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Challenge Everything

Book Review: Challenge Everything – An Extinction Rebellion Guide to Saving the Planet by Blue Sandford

September 19, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Challenge Everything – An Extinction Rebellion Guide to Saving the Planet by Blue Sandford

Extinction Rebellion gets a lot of bad press.

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“Write. Keep writing.” Dinesh Allirajah Prize 2020 winner JE Rowney talks to Northern Soul

September 5, 2020 Comments Off on “Write. Keep writing.” Dinesh Allirajah Prize 2020 winner JE Rowney talks to Northern Soul
We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul has teamed up with Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire as Media Partner for the fourth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.
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Travel: Three days in Filey and Flamborough

August 14, 2020 Comments Off on Travel: Three days in Filey and Flamborough

I love a good holiday. I feel happiest with the sun on my skin, a strong cocktail in hand, and the prospect of a trek around a European city. So, with COVID-19 scuppering any chances of jetting abroad for a break (a holiday to Cyprus I’d booked for June was cancelled and, personally, I don’t feel comfortable heading off to another country while Greater Manchester is in the grips of a local lockdown), it looked like Costa del Patio was the only destination where I’d be soaking up the rays.

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Goodness Zero Waste

“We are going about things completely the wrong way.” Lucy MacCallum Reynolds from Goodness Zero Waste talks to Northern Soul

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on “We are going about things completely the wrong way.” Lucy MacCallum Reynolds from Goodness Zero Waste talks to Northern Soul

What has happened to the zero waste movement during COVID-19?

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“We know the North isn’t one place, it’s not just one voice.” Northern Soul talks to HarperNorth’s Publishing Director, Genevieve Pegg

August 10, 2020 Comments Off on “We know the North isn’t one place, it’s not just one voice.” Northern Soul talks to HarperNorth’s Publishing Director, Genevieve Pegg

The North-South divide has long been a contentious issue but recent events seem to have accentuated the gap.

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The new Arts and Humanities Building at Manchester Metropolitan University on Oxford Road—home of Manchester Poetry Library.

“It helps you explore what it is to be human.” Becky Swain, Director of the new Manchester Poetry Library, talks to Northern Soul

July 24, 2020 Comments Off on “It helps you explore what it is to be human.” Becky Swain, Director of the new Manchester Poetry Library, talks to Northern Soul

When you think about a traditional library, what comes to mind? Books from floor to ceiling? Maybe a frosty librarian and a lot of dramatic shushing? Growing up I adored the library, but years spent at university, pouring over textbooks and watching the person sitting next to me sneakily wolf a smelly tuna sandwich, dampened my library-loving spirit. It’s only in recent years that I’ve rekindled the flame.

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