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“Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

April 20, 2021 No Comments

It was two weeks before the first national COVID-19 lockdown came into force.

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Photos of Max Stockin courtesy of CTR Photography. 

“Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown

Can you name a town you’ve visited where at least one busker hasn’t filled the streets with the sound of their acoustic guitar? Probably not.

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Katy Taylor at QHA Box Office

“It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone. Nothing and no one has remained untouched, not least our theatres. UK-wide, venues have been forced to make crucial decisions about how to deal with the crisis. The UK’s creative industries, which bring in £120 billion a year for the economy, have played a vital role in keeping us going during lockdown, with theatres making a significant contribution.

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Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

March 7, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

In a time where filmmaking seems impossible, director Sam Levinson can’t resist the urge to keep us entertained.

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“People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

At Northern Soul, we continue to commit to sharing good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of Northerners showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide.

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How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

February 25, 2021 Comments Off on How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

While the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have been essential, the impact on society has, nonetheless, been seismic.

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Hannah Deller_Swings in Lockdown. © The Artist

Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery

It was the swings swaddled in clingfilm-like tied-back curtains that got me.

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“We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

December 1, 2020 Comments Off on “We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is forced to live the same day again and again.

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Delma Tomlin director and chief executive, National Centre for Early Music. Credit: Ben Pugh

“We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

November 15, 2020 Comments Off on “We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

I have an association with the National Centre for Early Music which has grown from strength to strength over the years, going right back to the early days of the York Early Music Festival.

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The Gayby Has Landed: pregnant in a pandemic

October 1, 2020 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: pregnant in a pandemic

COVID-19 has been great for casually tearing up all expectations of common experiences, hasn’t it?

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