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“Your worst enemy in this game is indifference.” John Cooper Clarke talks about his autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours

October 19, 2020 Comments Off on “Your worst enemy in this game is indifference.” John Cooper Clarke talks about his autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours

When Northern Soul speaks to John Cooper Clarke about his new autobiography and sings its praises to the skies, he’s right in the middle of recording the audiobook version and seems to appreciate the plaudits.

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“The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson

October 19, 2020 Comments Off on “The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson

There’s often a risk that the world of animation can be undervalued, pigeon-holed as the preserve of children’s films and not much more.

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A tribute to CP Lee

July 27, 2020 Comments Off on A tribute to CP Lee

Christopher Paul ‘CP’ Lee, who has died aged 70, was a man whose whole life was driven by enthusiasm.

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Revel in the Drama: Ren Harvieu chats to Northern Soul

April 10, 2020 Comments Off on Revel in the Drama: Ren Harvieu chats to Northern Soul

Releasing that difficult second album is always a big moment for any artist. For Ren Harvieu, though, it holds a special significance.

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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part One)

March 30, 2020 Comments Off on Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part One)

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

Ten years ago, when the scarifying stage play Ghost Stories was set to make its debut at the Liverpool Playhouse, the show’s co-writers, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, announced to journalists that they couldn’t really tell them anything about it.

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“Being a parent is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.” Comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on “Being a parent is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.” Comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

The last time comedian and broadcaster Josie Long took a stand-up show out on tour, namely Something Better back in 2017, it looked at ways to actively improve our world during troubled times.

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Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

Jan Hicks has a particular, distinctive memory of growing up in the early 80s.

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British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

January 6, 2020 Comments Off on British Screenwriters: the life and work of Robert Bolt

It wasn’t an ideal moment for Robert Bolt to be arrested.

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