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Views in the Dales by our North Yorks photographer Paul Hunter

Northern Horizons: a North East childhood and big, big skies

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Horizons: a North East childhood and big, big skies

There’s a wonderful poem written by Thomas Hood in the early 1800s which sums up the reality of a Northern winter.

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Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

December 11, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

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.

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Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

In a girl in a blue dress, Rachel Burns charts the struggles, traumas and adventures of her girlhood and motherhood.

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

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

September 19, 2020 Comments Off on What would Darwin think of Zoom? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

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

September 19, 2020 Comments Off on The People’s Republic of Mancunia

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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