Words by the Water

Alex Niven: Will The North Rise Again?

Thu 6 June | 12pm

How did England’s North become a place of lost potential and broken dreams? Telling the story of the North in the last few decades, Alex, a native Northerner, searches for answers to some of the big questions at the forefront of British politics and society today, touching on issues including the North/South divide, austerity, the impact of Brexit and the collapse of Labour’s ‘Red Wall’ and calls for regional devolution.

Book link: The North Will Rise Again: In Search of the Future in Northern Heartlands (Bloomsbury)