Celebrating the Spirit of the North

Northern Voices Online shares sustainable, traditional, indigenous, and ancestral practices of the northland. In each episode, host Leah Lemm explores northern Minnesota with curiosity and generosity.

Regional accents are a great way to keep audiences engaged. From slow and laconic Yorkshire conversation to the sing-song of Lancashire, a diverse range of accents can be found in Northern Voices Online.
Christian Voices from the North of England

The North is home to a diverse community of Christian believers, ranging from small evangelical groups to large Pentecostal congregations. Each of these communities has its own unique history and traditions. Some have flourished within the mainstream, while others have developed distinctive styles of worship that set them apart from other churches. This collection of essays examines the emergence of these different Christian voices in the North.

While the vast majority of Western European adults identify as Christians, many more say they are religiously unaffiliated. In addition, many people who still identify as Christians attend church less often than they used to. This study seeks to understand what causes this change and whether it is due to secularization or changing attitudes toward religion.

This volume brings together for the first time in one volume a wide variety of articles on the problem of native Christian identity. It is a significant contribution to the literature on this important issue, and it makes available in print some previously published material that may otherwise have been difficult for scholars or general readers to find.

Although the book is concerned with the emergence of a new collective voice on the religious landscape, it is also concerned with individual authors and the problems that they faced in writing their articles. It contains a mixture of articles that were published in religious magazines, scholarly journals, and native periodicals. There is also a single, previously unpublished manuscript.

Each of the chapters is introduced by an essay that explains how the authors selected and analyzed the sources they consulted. The authors also provide an extensive bibliography. This volume will be of interest to both young scholars and missionaries. It will also be of value to those who want to know more about world Christianity. It is an excellent companion to the authors’ earlier work, The New Shape of World Christianity.
Homelessness Voices from the North of England

As the Grenfell Tower tragedy revealed, a lack of affordable housing is causing homelessness across England. In a world of rising inequality, people are being forced to move from sofa-surfing to staying in hostels or sleeping on the streets. In response to the crisis, St Martin’s Charity has been working with local authorities to provide a holistic approach to homelessness. They share the voices of homeless people themselves, as well as those who work with them.

In recent years, rising house prices and a shortage of affordable homes have left more people in temporary accommodation. According to the charity Shelter, there are now more than 50,000 households in England living in this situation. They’re often hidden from view, relegated to the shadowy world of ‘hidden homeless’. This report from a series of group conversations explores their experiences.

For many people, finding a place to live is hard enough. But it’s even harder for those who are disabled, elderly, or have children. This is especially true in rural areas. But the good news is that more people than ever are getting help – thanks to dedicated volunteers and generous donors. We’re celebrating the people who dedicate their lives to helping others overcome challenges and find a home.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the founders of Northies Choir, Cate and Maryanne, weren’t sure whether they’d be able to keep running their weekly meeting. But through tech limitations and Zoom fatigue, they kept going – because it was so important to them. Now they’re incredibly proud of the whole community that pushes through the stresses of life to gather together every Wednesday night to sing.

In the past, it would have been difficult for most people to imagine what a life with no fixed address might be like. But now, more than ever, it’s important to raise the voices of people who have lived that experience, so we can understand their challenges and support them to rebuild their lives. This project, led by Dr Peter Jones (Early Career Lecturer in Urban History at the University of London), is a partnership between researchers and people who have experienced homelessness, to challenge preconceptions around homelessness and encourage a more compassionate approach.
Culture Voices from the North of England

The North of England is home to an array of cultural institutions that celebrate the area’s heritage and present its history in an innovative way. Some of these include museums, art galleries and other heritage centres. Others are theatres, cinemas and other entertainment venues. In addition, the North of England has a number of festivals and events that take place throughout the year. These celebrations and festivals are a great way to explore the region’s culture and traditions.

Some of these events take place outdoors and are a great way to enjoy the winter scenery. The North of England is also known for its rich folklore and traditions. Some of these legends are inspired by the region’s landscape. For example, the story of Revontulet or the Fox Fires relates to the Northern Lights. This is why the game features a fox with tail feathers that create sparks when it runs over snowy hills.

Another aspect of northern culture is the language and dialect. The North of England is home to a variety of different accents and languages, including RP (Regular Purpose English). This type of language is associated with upper middle class communities in areas such as Yorkshire and Cheshire. It is also a common choice for actors and broadcasters.

In addition to RP, the North of England has its own variant called GNE (Great Northern English). himachal news is similar to RP but it is less formal and more influenced by other regional accents. It is also not subject to the same phonological split as southern accents, so pairs of words like book and buck sound the same in GNE.

While the North of England has many cultural and historical treasures, it is also a place with significant economic inequalities. This has led to a North-South divide that is not always reflected in politics. Some affluent areas such as London and some parts of Yorkshire and Cheshire are thriving economically, while other areas are struggling.

The divide has contributed to a perception of the North as inward-looking and jingoistic. However, there are a number of individuals who do see the benefits of a close connection to the rest of the UK and the world. They have the potential to challenge some of the assumptions and stereotypes that have led to the division.
Music Voices from the North of England

Using regional accents in your content is a great way to connect with local audiences, but it can also have international appeal. The North of England is home to some of the UK’s most intriguing accents, from Scouse to Geordie. Adding these accents to your voice-overs will help you stand out from the competition and keep listeners engaged.

Listen as everyday Christians from the North of England, like Levi, share how Jesus has changed their lives. Hear how their faith has helped them overcome struggles in life, and find a sense of identity that they are not alone.

NSI New Northern Voices 2021 writers edition provides training in the fundamentals of creating a script for short films and web series that tell stories from a northern Manitoba perspective. The program, which is led by award-winning writer Jordan Wheeler, consists of six weeks of online training that includes instruction in the development of character and story, as well as how to create a professional film and screenplay.

Join host Leah Lemm as she learns about the people and places of Minnesota’s Northland. Each episode features a different person and their relationship to this beautiful land. From conversations that delve into sustainability and ancestry, to the fight for scouse vowels, to playing Iago with Lenny Henry as Othello – this show is filled with stories of a truly Northern spirit.

This week we talk to some of the amazing queer theatre makers who are making waves in the industry with Felix Mufti-Wright (Transcend Theatre), Meg McGrady (Queerly Productions), Jacqui Bardelang (Sigi Moonlight) and Roma Havers (Manchester Collective). We ask them about their experiences with theater, what it privileges and excludes, and how they would improve the way they work in the future. Plus, we talk about the importance of naming our identities and how they are reflected in the work that we do as artists.