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Joy France, Natasha Hawthornthwaite, Northern Heart Films

From shy teacher to international battle rapper, 63-year-old Joy France talks to Northern Soul

March 28, 2020 No Comments

What would happen if you were a teacher and went rogue?

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The Anatomical Venus

Poetry Review: The Anatomical Venus by Helen Ivory

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: The Anatomical Venus by Helen Ivory

In The Anatomical Venus, Helen Ivory investigates how women have been treated and portrayed throughout history, from witches and parlour maids to the murdered and mutilated on our TV and cinema screens.

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Henry Normal

Win a signed copy of The Escape Plan by award-winning poet Henry Normal

March 4, 2020 Comments Off on Win a signed copy of The Escape Plan by award-winning poet Henry Normal

Win a signed copy of The Escape Plan, the latest collection of poetry by award-winning writer, poet, TV and film producer Henry Normal. 

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Poetry: Henry Normal writes about Manchester

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry: Henry Normal writes about Manchester

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has shared some more of his brilliant poems exclusively with Northern Soul.

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Poetry: Henry Normal writes about L.S. Lowry, buses and planes

January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry: Henry Normal writes about L.S. Lowry, buses and planes

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written more brilliant poems exclusively for Northern Soul.

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POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a poem for Northern Soul in response to the recent election result.

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Book Review: Lotus Moon with Blossom by Sheila Hamilton and Remote by Sarwa Azeezook

November 10, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Lotus Moon with Blossom by Sheila Hamilton and Remote by Sarwa Azeezook

Lotus Moon with Blossom poetically charts the life and times of Otagaki Rengetsu, a Buddhist nun, artist and writer in 18th century Japan.

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Henry Normal

Brexit Poetry: MY DECISION

November 3, 2019 Comments Off on Brexit Poetry: MY DECISION

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written four Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. They are called Brexit Trilogy (taking into account inflation). Here’s the third one. 

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Simon Armitage

Review: Simon Armitage, Ilkley Literature Festival, King’s Hall

November 1, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Simon Armitage, Ilkley Literature Festival, King’s Hall

It came as no surprise to hear that Simon Armitage was opening Ilkley Literature Festival.

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Brexit poetry: NEVER LET IT BE SAID 

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Brexit poetry: NEVER LET IT BE SAID 

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written four Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. They are called Brexit Trilogy (taking into account inflation). Here’s the second one. 

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