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Amira Taha, Still I Rise by Allie Crewe.

Photo Gallery: Still I Rise by Allie Crewe, an NHS project to celebrate Black History Month

September 21, 2020 No Comments

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.

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Henry Normal by Scarlet Page

What would Darwin think of Zoom? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

September 19, 2020 No Comments

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.

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The People's Republic of Mancunia

The People’s Republic of Mancunia

September 19, 2020 No Comments

What springs to mind when you think of Manchester? Do you walk the city and wish you could put what you’re experiencing into words?

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Why bring out a poetry book during a pandemic? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

September 2, 2020 Comments Off on Why bring out a poetry book during a pandemic? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

Most commercial endeavours seem to be waiting for lockdown to be eased further before launching anything new.

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The new Arts and Humanities Building at Manchester Metropolitan University on Oxford Road—home of Manchester Poetry Library.

“It helps you explore what it is to be human.” Becky Swain, Director of the new Manchester Poetry Library, talks to Northern Soul

July 24, 2020 Comments Off on “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.

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Poetry Review: Threat by Julia Webb

July 10, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Threat by Julia Webb

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.

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David Scott, Argh Kid

“I’d rather do something and regret it than not try at all.” Argh Kid talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2020 Comments Off on “I’d rather do something and regret it than not try at all.” Argh Kid talks to Northern Soul

Poet, writer, musician and BBC radio presenter are just a few of the roles on David Scott’s CV.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh (image credit: Elspeth Moore)

Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Lockdown Poetry: Julie Hesmondhalgh reads Two Metres Apart by Jo Dearden

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.

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Couples by Michael Stewart

Poetry Review: Couples by Michael Stewart

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Couples by Michael Stewart

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.

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Withernsea: a town where people have embraced precariousness as a way of life

May 20, 2020 Comments Off on Withernsea: a town where people have embraced precariousness as a way of life

Withernsea is a small resort town in Holderness, a region that stretches for 61 kilometres of the East Yorkshire coast.

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