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Northern Soul - Sunday Talk at Carlisle Festival by Stuart Cosgrove

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If up north uk wise and find yourself at a loose end this Sunday afternoon, then this may be the answer...

Stuart Cosgrove presents an intimate story of northern soul, Britain’s fascinating underground musical scene. Explore the iconic clubs that made it famous – The Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca – not to mention Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre. From the bootleggers and collectors to the impact of amphetamines and the rise of Thatcherism, Young Soul Rebels sweeps across fifty years of British life and places the northern soul scene in a social context with erudition and passion.
Stuart Cosgrove is a BAFTA award-winning television executive with Channel 4. He was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene and worked for the music paper Echoes before becoming media editor with the NME. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards.

Sunday, October 9th
Stuart Cosgrove
Northern Soul: Young Soul Rebels
Crown and Mitre Hotel


Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

Thursday 29 September to Sunday 9 October 2016

Borderlines Book Festival aims to establish and sustain an annual celebration of the written and spoken word in Carlisle, Cumbria.

We aim to establish the festival as a focus for literary excellence by attracting high quality speakers, nurturing and showcasing local writing talent; providing new opportunities for local people to experience literature in direct, accessible and dynamic ways; and helping to foster literary skills within the community.

We will strive to promote literacy and a life-long love of reading across all sections and ages of the community.

We would like to create a sense of occasion and identification with the Festival, raising the profile of Carlisle nationally and stimulating economic opportunities for local businesses.

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I hope this is a success.....and it goes national and international!

If anybody can define why this scene is what it is.............spread the word..............and ensure it continues for years to come.


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5 hours ago, mike said:

if you can, let us all know how it went Steve :thumbsup:

Very good.  Not what you'd call a soul crowd, probably a lot of literary types there, it being part of a book festival.  Stuart was introduced by a presenter from BBC Radio Cumbria, who asked a few questions of his own.  The author concentrated primarily on Young Soul Rebels, but did a preamble on Detroit 67, and its connection to the new book.  Stuart read a few extracts from the book, gave a bit of background on himself, how he got into the scene, told a few anecdotes about his experiences as a soul fan, record collector, student and author.  Don't want to go into any specifics in case Stuart has plans to hold further audiences, but I would imagine he's got countless tales to tell, and would tailor things to suit the audience, based around the Q & A session at the end.  Found it entertaining and informative, and also quite emotional in parts.  Thoroughly recommended, and looking forward to the new book, Memphis 68.

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