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I first met the three-piece heavy rock outfit known as The Hara during Storm Eunice. It was one of the worst UK storms in recent memory and a day where, between the four of us, no one had thought to bring an umbrella.Read the full story..
Marti Pellow has come a long way from the cheery-faced lead singer with Scots pop stars Wet Wet Wet in the 1980s and 90s.Read the full story..
“Was it a deliberate act to remove women from history?” Artist Jane Fairhurst talks to Northern Soul
Artist Jane Fairhurst has been making art, exhibiting and curating exhibitions for more than three decades. She attended Liverpool School of Art at 18 and later gained a Master’s degree at Liverpool John Moores University in 2010. Fairhurst works across a range of media including textile sculptures, painting, drawing, mixed-media and installation from her studio at Cross Street Arts in Wigan.Read the full story..
“I’m still the same person I was back then.” Altered Images singer Clare Grogan talks to Northern Soul
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“It was a story I needed to tell.” Portico Prize-winning author Sally J Morgan on gender inequality, friendship and the North
A staple of Manchester’s cultural and literary life, The Portico Library is situated above The Bank pub on Mosley Street. The 19th century library houses more than 25,000 books and is filled with archives covering 450 years. While The Portico is a subscription library, it works with diverse communities in the region to create events, exhibitions and learning programmes. It is also the home of The Portico Prize, established in 1985, a biennial award which accepts submissions across all literary formats and gives £10,000 to an overall winner.Read the full story..
It’s no secret that the Scottish indie scene has soared in popularity over the past few years.Read the full story..
If you’ve ever meandered past the corner of Lever Street and Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of Manchester, you’ve probably witnessed the unabated joy that is beloved busking collective, The Piccadilly Rats.Read the full story..
Versatility is the key to surviving as an actor. With a CV ranging from Guys and Dolls and the Kingsman films to EastEnders and even Eurovision, Samantha Womack has barely stopped working during the past 30 years with high-profile roles in TV, film and theatre.Read the full story..
A mention of the name Afflecks Palace and people in the North usually think of Manchester’s eclectic and much-loved hub of counterculture, not a DIY four-piece band.Read the full story..
Much garlanded and Salford-raised film-maker Mike Leigh, now 78, is speaking to Northern Soul at HOME in Manchester on the occasion of a new touring retrospective of his work.Read the full story..
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