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Review: Faustus – Cotton Lords, Central Library, Manchester

Nov 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Faustus – Cotton Lords, Central Library, Manchester

As Manchester-born Simon Rennie, chief investigator for The Poetry Of The Lancashire Cotton Famine project, pointed out at the start of this show, if you want to know about the Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861 to 1865 then you can look in the history books (or here).

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The North by Liz Foster Design

The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

Nov 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

Northernness isn’t easy to define. It’s intrinsic, bone-deep.

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Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors and Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.

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Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman and All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

Poetry: Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman; All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

Aug 23, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry: Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman; All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

You may not have heard of Cinnamon Press but it is one of those publishers quietly and diligently making a difference in the publishing world.

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Tim Key 'Megadate'

“I am currently quietly eating an almond slice in Coventry with my notepad.” Tim Key chats to Northern Soul

May 30, 2018 Comments Off on “I am currently quietly eating an almond slice in Coventry with my notepad.” Tim Key chats to Northern Soul

You know Tim Key, even if you think you don’t.

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Pippa Little, Twist

Poetry Review: Twist by Pippa Little

May 26, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Twist by Pippa Little

Pippa Little has an impressive CV.

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Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

If anyone was going to bring the sharp, erudite poetry of Christopher Reid to life in a stage adaptation of The Scattering and The Song of Lunch, it would be Robert Bathurst. He revels in the opportunity to extract the precise, elegant language of Reid’s work, and rolls it over his own tongue like butter off a silver spoon.

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Snow Day by Paul Hunter

The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Day

Dec 18, 2017 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Day

It’s nearly Christmas…and to celebrate Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written another stunning poem in response to our North Yorkshire Photographer’s Snow Day image.

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Ali Smith

Review: Jackie Kay and Ali Smith, Manchester Literature Festival

Dec 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jackie Kay and Ali Smith, Manchester Literature Festival

I can’t think of a better twosome to round off this year’s Manchester Literature Festival than Jackie Kay and Ali Smith.

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Lemn Sissay, Something Dark

Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

Oct 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

Lemn Sissay is magnetic.

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