Capturing the Northern Soul

Date: 25 May 2024
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Showtown
dance | talk

During this talk, photographer, Richard Oughton and DJ Jordan Wilson will put Norther Soul in the spotlight. Explore why the Northern Soul scene is so full of emotions. They will talk about the power of the music and the art of capturing the expressive dancing through the lens. They will touch on where the scene came from, where it is going and its presence on social media. Richard Oughton is a Blackpool based photographer documenting the Northern Soul scene for the last 20 years. Jordan Wilson is a Wigan based DJ specialising in rare Northen Soul music.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.