Articles relating to: poetry
Henry Normal might just be the most famous person you have never heard of.Read the full story..
While writing The Royle Family up in Manchester with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, some days, just for a joke, Caroline would announce “it’s raining in London” and we would all cheer.Read the full story..
When a theatre shuts its doors, it’s called ‘going dark’.Read the full story..
Henry Normal, co-writer and producer of award-winning TV shows and films such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Paul Calf, Gavin & Stacey, Alan Partridge, among many others, shares some of his brilliant poems written for, and inspired by, his son, Johnny, as part of World Autism Awareness Week 2021.Read the full story..
No guiding star might not be an instantly powerful phrase from a poetic standpoint but, from the off, you can understand why the title of John Mills’ latest poetry collection matters.Read the full story..
While Christmas may look a little different this year, at Northern Soul we love our festive traditions and here’s a particular favourite: the Northern Soul Christmas poem written exclusively for us by Wendy Pratt in response to Phil Pounder’s beautiful photograph.Read the full story..
There’s a wonderful poem written by Thomas Hood in the early 1800s which sums up the reality of a Northern winter.Read the full story..
In Suitcase, one of the latest pamphlets published by independent publishing press 4Word, Kevin Reid takes us on a number of engaging and emotional journeys.Read the full story..
In a girl in a blue dress, Rachel Burns charts the struggles, traumas and adventures of her girlhood and motherhood.Read the full story..
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..
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