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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

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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Henry Normal

My New Normal: Operation Provisions and a Life in Lockdown

May 6, 2020 Comments Off on My New Normal: Operation Provisions and a Life in Lockdown

So, I arrive back from my weekly shop and my wife Angela says: “You’ve done so well. When this COVID-19 business is all over, you should still do the weekly shop.” It’s at this point I wonder if there’s some sort of conspiracy going on.

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

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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Henry Normal

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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