Northern Soul

Author: Isabel Webb

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One year down, two to go…student life in London

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on One year down, two to go…student life in London

I’ve officially finished my first year of university. The initial exams are behind me and the results are a looming source of anxiety that I’m pushing firmly to the back of my mind.

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Review: Tattu’s First Anniversary Menu, Spinningfields, Manchester

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Tattu’s First Anniversary Menu, Spinningfields, Manchester

Manchester’s Spinningfields is a great place to just be, especially in summer.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

An Ode to the North

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on An Ode to the North

An unfortunate flirtation with glandular fever left me bedbound for most of the Christmas holidays, meaning this Easter is the first time I’ve really spent time in Manchester since moving down South.

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Kua 'Aina Breakfast

Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

March 13, 2016 Comments Off on Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

It’s no secret that life in the capital comes at a high cost. The student loan may be higher here, but it certainly doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

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Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

February 12, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

Promises are made to be broken, so it naturally follows that New Year resolutions are too.

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Oxford Street Lights, photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Christmas in the Capital

December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Christmas in the Capital

Despite the temptation to hole up in bed and hibernate throughout the winter months, there are several milestones too fun to sleep through in the run-up to Christmas. But how does the Northern approach compare to London’s efforts?

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Chips ‘n’ Gravy: braving the Big Smoke

November 27, 2015 1 Comment

As a Manchester lass, I faced a bit of a struggle when it came to choosing my university.

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Manchester International Festival’s Alex Poots talks to Northern Soul

April 7, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester International Festival’s Alex Poots talks to Northern Soul

Last time I went to Blackfriars House, I was seven-years-old. It was the school holidays and I’d decided to spend it snooping around my mum’s office and chatting to Pot Noodle Dave. Oh, how things have changed.

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Dystopian fictions at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation

March 1, 2015 Comments Off on Dystopian fictions at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation

The last time I went to a talk at Manchester’s International Anthony Burgess Foundation, I was very nearly late – a consequence of my terrible sense of direction.

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Review: Macy Gray, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

February 17, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Macy Gray, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

She tried to walk away and she stumbled…

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