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Julie Hesmondhalgh

“Being on stage is my happy place.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

June 16, 2021 Comments Off on “Being on stage is my happy place.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

It can be disheartening when someone you greatly admire turns out to be a bit of a let down. Thankfully, there was no chance of that happening with Julie Hesmondhalgh.

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“There remains a perception that people in the North wear cloth caps and go off to the mill.” Campaigner and former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal

November 20, 2020 Comments Off on “There remains a perception that people in the North wear cloth caps and go off to the mill.” Campaigner and former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal

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. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to discuss the rapidly changing issues faced by the North of England and the people who live here. 

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Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

Morse, Vera, Poirot and, um, Kojak.

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Jennifer Makumbi

“The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

November 25, 2019 Comments Off on “The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

Jennifer Makumbi’s father was a bank manager in Kampala. It was 1978, at the height of Idi Amin’s reign of terror, when her family’s lives were changed forever.

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“There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms talks to Northern Soul

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on “There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms talks to Northern Soul

Writing this article, I was reminded of a quote by the comedian Eddie Izzard while he was on a world tour. “I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.”

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“I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

During my 45 years on this earth, I’m fairly sure that I’ve never uttered the words “ooh, my Dad has such cool friends”.

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“Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

Interviewing Bill Bryson is a dangerous occupation, both in the preparation and the execution.

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& Juliet: Miriam-Teak Lee talks about taking on the ultimate role

September 4, 2019 Comments Off on & Juliet: Miriam-Teak Lee talks about taking on the ultimate role

It’s by no means impossible that you’ve never heard the name Max Martin.

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“Just posting on your f*cking Instagram doesn’t mean sh*t.” Sasami talks to Northern Soul

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on “Just posting on your f*cking Instagram doesn’t mean sh*t.” Sasami talks to Northern Soul

“It’s not really how you’re supposed to do it,” says Sasami.

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“You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

June 15, 2019 Comments Off on “You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

There’s an eclectic mix of pictures on the walls of my house. Like many people, my home is my life writ large and among the mish-mash of Brontë quotes and self-deprecating swipes at my Northern heritage is a signed poster of the 1995 Manchester Royal Exchange production of Miss Julie

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