The latest event to be announced for the upcoming Louder Than Words music and books festival in Manchester is a conversation on Northern Soul with Elaine Constantine and Gareth Sweeney in conversation.

Elaine has just finished making the definitive film about the scene called Northern Soul and a book of her amazing photos about the scene is also about to be released. The book was co-written with gareth Sweeney. Elaine is a veteran of the northern soul scene and has an in depth knowledge of the music and the surrounding culture from her youth in Manchester.

The book was described as ‘Launched in conjunction with her new film Northern Soul, Elaine Constantine (who has written the book with Gareth Sweeney) has set herself the task of capturing the highs and lows of this hedonistic age. The old joke about the Sixties was that if you could remember it, it meant that you weren’t there. However, the clarity and precision of the memories described in Northern Soul An Illustrated History is startling.’

Tickets for the event are available from the Louder Than Words website.

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