Spirit of the North
By Historic England
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To celebrate the North of England’s people and places, Historic England set photographer John Kippin a challenge to explore the ‘Spirit of the North’. This podcast series explores how the places he photographed, and the people he met, capture the North’s extraordinary history of creativity, innovation and cultural influence. We're setting out to discover whether there truly is a “Spirit of the North”. The photographs are part of "The Great Exhibition of The North" and can be viewed until September 9th 2018 at Bessie Surtees House in Newcastle. #spiritofthenorth
||CleanPictures of the North||Photographer John Kippin gives us a glimpse into his thinking and his approach as he rises to the challenge of capturing the "Spirit of the North" for Historic England's Exhibition.||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLandscape of the North||The ancient history of the North of England has left its mark on the landscape and the culture. We explore the legacy of stone circles, winding rivers, and stories of giants.||16 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorkers of the North||From the Industrial Revolution to the end of the 20th Century, huge swathes of The North revolved around coal and heavy industry. From Woodhorn Colliery to Jarrow Town Hall and Orgreave, the workers and the communities left a profound mark on their...||9 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt of the North||The North of England has spawned some of the world’s most influential music, and the artists of Manchester and Liverpool have left their indelible mark on the buildings as well as the culture. We explore the influence of music and art on the...||20 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrade of the North||From Sheffield’s Steel to Bradford’s textiles, manufacturing heritage is still a core part of the North’s physical and emotional identity. John Kippin explores the places he photographed to reflect the North of England’s trading history.||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoast of the North||From Liverpool’s historic waterfront, to the shipyards of Newcastle and Yorkshire beaches, the coast has shaped the identity of the North of England. With artist and photographer John Kippin, we explore the history, the people and the character of...||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally - the north’s depth, explored
So nice to see Historic England tackle a major bug bear of mine - the ‘it’s all grim up north’/‘we’re so gritty’ Northern stereotypes. The North is the beating heart of the UK and it’s great to hear Northern identity's modern nuances get some airtime :) Big thumbs up!!!
Really enjoying these podcasts from Historic England. Really great content and very authentic.
An interesting first episode, it has a nice vibe. Really looking forward to hearing more.