Articles relating to: poetry
In recognition of Black History Month 2020 (October 1-31), NHS health and care partners in Salford have commissioned award-winning, Manchester-based artist Allie Crewe to develop a pop-up photography exhibition.Read the full story..
It’s a strange sight to see rows of people in their own homes clapping and laughing silently as you perform on Zoom or Facebook. ‘Mute Seals’ is one of the less attractive descriptions of the phenomena I recently heard.Read the full story..
Most commercial endeavours seem to be waiting for lockdown to be eased further before launching anything new.Read the full story..
“It helps you explore what it is to be human.” Becky Swain, Director of the new Manchester Poetry Library, talks to Northern Soul
When you think about a traditional library, what comes to mind? Books from floor to ceiling? Maybe a frosty librarian and a lot of dramatic shushing? Growing up I adored the library, but years spent at university, pouring over textbooks and watching the person sitting next to me sneakily wolf a smelly tuna sandwich, dampened my library-loving spirit. It’s only in recent years that I’ve rekindled the flame.Read the full story..
There’s an awful lot to admire in Threat, a poetry collection by Julia Webb which carefully guides the reader on a roller coaster ride through dysfunctional families, love, loss and domestic violence.Read the full story..
Poet, writer, musician and BBC radio presenter are just a few of the roles on David Scott’s CV.Read the full story..
Lancashire actress (and Northern Soul favourite) Julie Hesmondhalgh has recorded a poem in a bid to raise awareness and funds for Accrington-based charity, Maundy Relief.Read the full story..
Originally published by Valley Press on Valentine’s Day in 2013, Couples, by acclaimed poet and novelist Michael Stewart, has been given a 2020 makeover with 12 new poems and a re-working of the original pieces.Read the full story..
Withernsea is a small resort town in Holderness, a region that stretches for 61 kilometres of the East Yorkshire coast.Read the full story..
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The artists, are from all walks of life, from school kids, to some of Manchester’s best loved professional artists and the gallery takes pride of place on the window of the Great Northern, facing one of the city’s busiest streets, Deansgate. pic.twitter.com/V8sfk9PCay