Articles relating to: It’s Not Grim Up North
Book Review: Challenge Everything – An Extinction Rebellion Guide to Saving the Planet by Blue Sandford
Extinction Rebellion gets a lot of bad press.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
“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?Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
Sustainability is the latest buzzword. From organic skincare and ‘conscious’ fashion collections to bamboo toothbrushes, it seems everyone and their dog is advocating for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But it can be difficult to know what’s useful and what’s simply greenwashing (providing misleading information about how a company’s products are environmentally sound).Read the full story..
Are you reading more than usual during lockdown? Are you consuming books at a rate of knots?Read the full story..
We’ve all done it.Read the full story..
- Bishop Auckland: past, present and future
- “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson
- “It’s about getting our audience back.” Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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Northern Soul's Film Editor Andy Murray reviews Best Before Death, a documentary covering two years in ex-KLF man Bill Drummond's 12-year world tour. @MrGeetsRomo northernsoul.me.uk/film-revie… pic.twitter.com/sobDBQCegr
Art Deco by the Sea: A new exhibition at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery’s looks at about unfaded seaside glamour, celebrating a time when this distinctive style of art, architecture and design transformed the British seaside. @LaingArtGallery northernsoul.me.uk/picture-ga… pic.twitter.com/dqIcG9ShYo
Image credits: Mandy Payne: Precinct 1 (Spray paint and oil paint on marble) Dan Broughton: work in progress Jen Orpin: Harmony (Oil on cradled board)