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John Hegley

Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

July 3, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

Upon commencing an interview with beloved poet and performer John Hegley, Northern Soul apologises profusely for being a couple of minutes late.

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Poet Lemn Sissay talks to Northern Soul

July 25, 2016 Comments Off on Poet Lemn Sissay talks to Northern Soul

‘We have to shout poetry from the rooftops, revolution is in poetry.’

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The North-South Cultural Divide

January 16, 2016 1 Comment

Are you bored stiff of the national press’s attitude towards the North of England? Do you think that it pays scant attention to culture in this part of the world? Northern Soul asked leading artists, playwrights, poets, arts professionals and journalists what they think about the North-South cultural – and media – divide.

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Ian McMillan, Barnsley FC Oakwell stadium, credit www.turningimages.co.uk

Scone or scern? Poet Ian McMillan talks to Northern Soul

July 11, 2015 Comments Off on Scone or scern? Poet Ian McMillan talks to Northern Soul

In South Yorkshire, four miles outside Barnsley, there’s a small village called Darfield.

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Simon Armitage

Walking Away: Simon Armitage talks to Northern Soul

June 4, 2015 Comments Off on Walking Away: Simon Armitage talks to Northern Soul

Back in summer 2010, Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage embarked on an ambitious walk: the 256-mile route of the Pennine Way, from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Edale in the Peak District.

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Roger McGough

Roger McGough on poetry, performance and hanging out with The Beatles

April 15, 2015 Comments Off on Roger McGough on poetry, performance and hanging out with The Beatles

Roger McGough, who’ll be introducing his new collection It Never Rains at this month’s Oldham’s Bookmark Festival, a week-long celebration of all things literary in the borough, admits to being surprised on discovering that the book is his 100th title.

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John Cooper Clarke by Chris Payne

John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

Not content with the success of his critically acclaimed UK tour of 2014, Dr John Cooper Clarke is back in his home town this weekend.

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F, Mirvish

‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on ‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

The editor of Northern Soul talks to poet, novelist and scriptwriter Owen Sheers about his play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F.

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