Northern Soul

Author: Emma Yates-Badley

The North by Liz Foster Design

Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms?

May 13, 2018 No Comments

Back when I was a Manchester newbie, my then boyfriend was a Yorkshireman.

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Review: Sex and the City – The world according to #WokeCharlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Sex and the City – The world according to #WokeCharlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

When I was in my early 20s I loved the TV show Sex and the City.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh by Jonathan Keenan

“They transform people’s lives.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

May 3, 2018 Comments Off on “They transform people’s lives.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

Julie Hesmondhalgh has my phone number.

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Kosmonaut

Review: Fat Tony’s, Kosmonaut, Northern Quarter, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Fat Tony’s, Kosmonaut, Northern Quarter, Manchester

I’ve always had a bit of a thing about Kosmonaut.

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The Cherry Orchard

Review: The Cherry Orchard, Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Cherry Orchard, Royal Exchange, Manchester

I’ve got a confession to make, I don’t know much about Chekhov.

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Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I was 19, I opted for a Gothic Literature module as part of my English Literature degree.

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Career Cats: PC Oscar the Holmfirth Police Station Cat (part-time)

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Career Cats: PC Oscar the Holmfirth Police Station Cat (part-time)

Some cats work for a living.

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Review: The Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Every so often, a piece of theatre comes along that leaves you astounded.

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“Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

February 13, 2018 Comments Off on “Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

When I think of the Suffragettes, I think of the women who endured physical and sexual violence as punishment for their perceived crimes, those who carried out hunger strikes and, in some cases, died in the name of gender equality.

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Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

February 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

Few musicians can capture – and critique – what it means to be human as beautifully and articulately as folk singer-songwriter Will Varley.

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