Northern Soul

Author: Emma Yates-Badley

Beans on Toast by Andrew Allcock

Video: Beans on Toast talks to Northern Soul

October 11, 2017 No Comments

Ah, Beans on Toast. We love this singer-songwriter, as does Frank Turner who once said of him that “he sings songs and slays dragons”.

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The Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow, Waterstones Deansgate

Northern Soul heads to the first Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow

October 7, 2017 No Comments

When I lived in that there London, my flat was right around the corner from Penguin Random House (the one on Vauxhall Bridge Road).

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Preti Taneja by Rory O'Bryen

“You grow up surrounded by people who look and think and speak in two languages.” Author Preti Taneja talks to Northern Soul

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “You grow up surrounded by people who look and think and speak in two languages.” Author Preti Taneja talks to Northern Soul

King Lear strikes fear into the heart of me.

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Liz McClarnon and Ben Forster, Elf The Musical Launch, Nathan Cox

“I’m in a store and I’m singing!” Northern Soul meets the cast of Elf – The Musical

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m in a store and I’m singing!” Northern Soul meets the cast of Elf – The Musical

I am obsessed with the film Elf. Every year, without fail, I snuggle under a blanket with a glass of mulled wine and pop it on my telly box.

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La La Land in Concert, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Review: La La Land in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: La La Land in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

I first saw La La Land with my parents. We’d picked up a copy on DVD from Primark (it was on a stand in that bit where you queue up to pay, next to the multi-packs of face-wipes and cheap socks), got in a load of snacks and some wine, and screened it on the big telly in the front room.

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Pork burger. Turtle Bay

Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

September 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

When Turtle Bay first cropped up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, I didn’t go.

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The Refuge by Volta, Manchester

Review: Sunday Best at The Principal Hotel and The Refuge, Manchester

August 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Sunday Best at The Principal Hotel and The Refuge, Manchester

Recently, I came across a snap of the new signage on the old Palace Hotel building. It was posted on Instagram and the photographer had commented how it was odd to see another name on the iconic, Victorian building.

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Baps and Bloomers

The Great British Bread Debate: is it baps, buns, rolls or something else entirely?

August 12, 2017 Comments Off on The Great British Bread Debate: is it baps, buns, rolls or something else entirely?

Us Brits take our food seriously.

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Pillbox

You’re not a little bit OCD, I am

August 11, 2017 Comments Off on You’re not a little bit OCD, I am

I have a tough time keeping my mouth shut about topics that I feel passionate about.

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Northern Soul chats to Duncan Craig, founder of Survivors Manchester, about breaking the silence

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Duncan Craig, founder of Survivors Manchester, about breaking the silence

Duncan Craig is one of the nicest men I have had the privilege of meeting.

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