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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2018

December 24, 2018 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2018

We hoped that 2018 would be an improvement on a turbulent 2016 and an inexplicable 2017. But this year proved that [rubbish] things come in threes. Nevertheless, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, 2018 was an incredible year for bookworms and writers alike.

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Southbank Show 2018 TSBS Danielle De Niese

“At my best, I lose myself in my writing.” Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on “At my best, I lose myself in my writing.” Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

Self-doubt can be one of the biggest battles for writers.

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Slip of a Fish, Amy Arnold

Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

Have you ever read a book that left you astounded?

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Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené

Review: Slay In Your Lane – The Black Girl Bible, Manchester Literature Festival

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Slay In Your Lane – The Black Girl Bible, Manchester Literature Festival

Rebels with a cause, Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke, are challenging the barriers surrounding race.

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Anne Beswick, Manchester Literature Festival

Review: Literary Manchester Walking Tour with Anne Beswick, Manchester Literature Festival

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Literary Manchester Walking Tour with Anne Beswick, Manchester Literature Festival

When Manchester recently bid for and won UNESCO City of Literature status, part of its success was undoubtedly based on the thriving Manchester Literature Festival, an annual reminder to the world that Manchester was the city which built the UK’s first public lending library and gave the world the work of great writers including Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Burgess, Howard Jacobson and many more.

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Anthony Burgess Foundation

Review: The Mechanics’ Institute Review, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Mechanics’ Institute Review, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

It’s a bit like Top Of The Pops.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

Despite our hopes that 2017 would be a marked improvement on the turbulent 2016, this year came with more bumps, twists and turns than the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. But, as usual, it was an excellent year for bookworms and the good reads kept on coming. 

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Bradford Literature Festival 2017 Launch Dinner at the Midland Hotel, Bradford. 29.06.17

Bradford’s arts-led renaissance: Northern Soul chats to Syima Aslam, the woman behind Bradford Literature Festival

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Bradford’s arts-led renaissance: Northern Soul chats to Syima Aslam, the woman behind Bradford Literature Festival

When Syima Aslam first discussed creating a literature festival in Bradford, her daughter’s response was telling. “A literature festival in Bradford? Mum, really?”

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“It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

“I don’t think you should be snobby about reading,” says Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival which is returning for the fifth time this month.

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