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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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Cathy Rentzenbrink and her brother Matty

The Last Act of Love

November 19, 2015 Comments Off on The Last Act of Love

“We read to know we’re not alone.” If, like me, you sat in a darkened cinema in the early 1990s watching Shadowlands, all the while trying to stifle unrelenting tears, then you may remember this line.

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Kate Mosse

Review: Kate Mosse, Manchester Literature Festival

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Kate Mosse, Manchester Literature Festival

I am sitting in the spectacular Living Worlds gallery in Manchester Museum. It is one of those cold autumnal nights where darkness is drawing in, winter coats have come out of hibernation and everything is a little bit eerie.

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Melvyn Bragg

Now is the Time: Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

October 11, 2015 Comments Off on Now is the Time: Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

I have a bone to pick with Melvyn Bragg.

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SHIT HAPPENS: Jeremy Kyle meets The Thorn Birds

February 25, 2014 Comments Off on SHIT HAPPENS: Jeremy Kyle meets The Thorn Birds

Eileen Wharton, a novelist from County Durham, says that you don’t have to be posh to be published. 

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Byker Books: The Best of British

January 20, 2014 Comments Off on Byker Books: The Best of British

When you hear the phrase ‘Best of British’ what does it make you think?

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