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Author: Emma Yates-Badley

Review: Northern Soul does gin and bowling at All Star Lanes, Manchester

June 27, 2017 No Comments

I love gin in the same way that a toddler loves chocolate.

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Elephant, Maasai Mara

Travel: Northern Soul goes on safari in Kenya

June 19, 2017 No Comments

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some astonishing places but one of the stand-out continents is Africa for its sheer vastness and beauty.

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Arundhati Roy credit Mayank Austen Soofi

Review: Arundhati Roy, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

June 19, 2017 No Comments

As an undergraduate at Manchester Metropolitan University (many moons ago) I opted for the intriguingly titled Modern Gothic module. It was here that I stumbled across 1997 Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, the story of twins Rahel and Estha growing up in the politically turbulent state of Kerala in the 1960s.

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Operation Black Antler

Review: Operation Black Antler, HOME, Manchester

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Operation Black Antler, HOME, Manchester

I never learn that ‘immersive theatre’ is simply fancy-speak for ‘audience participation’.

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Dinner with James Martin, James Martin Manchester

Northern Soul chats to chef James Martin about Saturday morning telly, dogs and his culinary roots

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to chef James Martin about Saturday morning telly, dogs and his culinary roots

I’ve got a bit of thing for celebrity chefs. Maybe it’s the apron, or perhaps it’s because they can cook me a decent meal?  

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Anatomical heart by Sophie King

Northern Soul chats to artist Sarah-Joy Ford about feminism, LGBT narratives and Cut Cloth

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to artist Sarah-Joy Ford about feminism, LGBT narratives and Cut Cloth

I can’t knit for toffee.

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Speed Mate-ing, Girl Gang Manchester, image by Kirsty Morrissey

How do you make friends as an adult? Northern Soul goes Speed Mate-ing

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on How do you make friends as an adult? Northern Soul goes Speed Mate-ing

Ever wished there was a Tinder app for finding mates?

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Naomi Kashiwagi at John Rylands Library for Manchester After Hours by Ben Williams - Copy

One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

It’s Thursday night and I’m taking myself out on the town.

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Jenn Ashworth, Dead Ink Books

The Night Visitors: horror fiction, obsession and catfishing

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on The Night Visitors: horror fiction, obsession and catfishing

I can’t watch horror films. Not since my teenage years when we used to watch VHS copies of Scream and IT and I’d have to walk a mile home through the darkening countryside, imagining that each sound contained my grisly demise.

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Laura Wilkinson

Northern Soul talks to author Laura Wilkinson about Hulme, modern art and how beauty is more than Skin Deep

May 17, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to author Laura Wilkinson about Hulme, modern art and how beauty is more than Skin Deep

I’m fascinated by ideals of beauty. Just scroll through Instagram and you’ll find people air-brushed to within an inch of their life.

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