Author: Emma Yates-Badley
Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival
Social media gets a bad rap.Read the full story..
From ITV big gob (and all-round cockwomble), Piers Morgan has suggested that papoose-wearing fathers look ’emasculated’.Read the full story..
I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.Read the full story..
What springs to mind when you think of cosmetics brand Lush? Glittery bath bombs?Read the full story..
“Manchester is good at spotting an opportunity and going for it.” John McGrath from Manchester International Festival talks to Northern Soul
Last year was a harrowing time for Manchester.Read the full story..
When I was at university I worked as a carer.Read the full story..
Book Review – Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe
I’m an avid reader of non-fiction. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at other people’s lives and, more importantly, learning something new about the world we live in.Read the full story..
Eight years ago, I snagged tickets to Matilda: The Musical at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Courtyard Theatre.Read the full story..
“I’m just surprised they’re holding something like this here,” whispers one of my fellow conference-goers as we take our seats in the Robert Bolt Theatre for this year’s Northern Lights Writers’ Conference.Read the full story..
What became of the Year of Publishing Women? Stefan Tobler from And Other Stories talks to Northern Soul
Back in 2015, The Guardian and The Bookseller published a talk by novelist Kamila Shamsie at Hay Festival where she suggested that a Year of Publishing Women would help to reset the gender imbalance for published authors.Read the full story..
- My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist
- “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul
- Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester
- Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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