Northern Soul

Author: Emma Yates-Badley

keyboard

Love online: are dating apps ruining romance?

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Love online: are dating apps ruining romance?

My relationship with dating apps is complicated.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Glen James Brown

“Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul

August 11, 2018 Comments Off on “Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul

There must be something in the air because Northern writers are churning out fascinating fiction at a rate of knots.

Share Button
Read the full story..

“Go peddle your bad advice and fat-shaming elsewhere.” Northern Soul takes on the diet industry

August 9, 2018 Comments Off on “Go peddle your bad advice and fat-shaming elsewhere.” Northern Soul takes on the diet industry

I’ve just carried out a social media cull.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Non Pratt

“I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on “I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul

Something about Non Pratt’s writing reels me in. She’s hilarious, yes, but it’s her ability to completely understand the teens she writes about that really interests me. 

Share Button
Read the full story..

Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig

Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

I have the propensity to be anxious about most things – electrical goods, being late, saying no, upsetting people, gas hobs, plug sockets, disease, forgetting things – so a book titled Notes on a Nervous Planet calls to me like a gin & tonic on a hot day. 

Share Button
Read the full story..

QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE - L-R Jane Hazlegrove (Dot) & Conor Glean (Michael)- image Keith Pattison

Theatre Review: Queens of the Coal Age, Royal Exchange, Manchester

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Queens of the Coal Age, Royal Exchange, Manchester

I have a confession.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Love Island, ITV

Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

Ah, Love Island.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Greyhounds

“I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

Writing is a fantastic form of therapy.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Upskirting: why isn’t it a sexual offence?

June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Upskirting: why isn’t it a sexual offence?

A young woman waits at the bus stop.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Vegan/veggie pizzas at PLY, Manchester

Food Review: PLY, Northern Quarter, Manchester

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: PLY, Northern Quarter, Manchester

In recent years Manchester has stepped up its veggie/vegan culinary game with a host of dedicated venues, menus, food festivals and events.

Share Button
Read the full story..