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It’s Not Grim Up North

It’s Not Grim Up North is Emma Yates-Badley’s blog for Northern Soul. It documents her rekindled love affair with the city of Manchester.

In Defence of Women Who Don’t Want Children

May 24, 2016 1 Comment

I am pissed off.

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Review: Mamma Mia! at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

May 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Mamma Mia! at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

When I think about the music of ABBA it immediately conjures memories of a cheesy wedding DJ set, the kind where everyone from your great-grandma, with her skirt hitched up round her knees, to your ten-year-old cousin throw shapes on the dance floor to the soundtrack of Dancing Queen.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

It’s Not Grim Up North

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on It’s Not Grim Up North

‘As you dry your clothes once again
Upon the radiator
What makes Britain great
Makes Manchester yet greater’

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Fashion on the Ration

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style at Imperial War Museum North

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style at Imperial War Museum North

As I sit and wait for the call to connect with Amanda Mason, the historian behind Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, a new exhibition at The Imperial War Museum North, I wonder what it is about clothing from bygone eras that has piqued our interest.

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