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Articles relating to: It’s Not Grim Up North

Review: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival

November 11, 2017 No Comments

Last Tuesday, Manchester received some fantastic news.

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The Bay Horse Tavern, image by Jody Hartley

Review: The Bay Horse Tavern, Northern Quarter, Manchester

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Bay Horse Tavern, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Just under a decade ago, Housemate and I used to frequent three Manchester pubs (if I said most days after work, you’d judge us, right?).

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Refugee and asylum seeking women together with Women for Refugee Women staff, Marchu Girma and Natasha Walter (image credit Aliya Mirza )

“Everyone deserves to feel safe.” Natasha Walter, director of Women for Refugee Women

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on “Everyone deserves to feel safe.” Natasha Walter, director of Women for Refugee Women

Have you ever really thought about what happens when people are forced to cross borders to seek safety?

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Andrew McConville

Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale

Author Phillip Pullman said that “after nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”.

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Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m tired of being told what a woman should and shouldn’t say.

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Lemn Sissay, Something Dark

Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

Lemn Sissay is magnetic.

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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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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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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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Free to Be OK

Northern Soul chats to Lauren Coulman, founder of Free to Be OK with Me about anxiety, acceptance and activism

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Lauren Coulman, founder of Free to Be OK with Me about anxiety, acceptance and activism

Last year, I lost two stone.

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