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It’s Not Grim Up North

It’s Not Grim Up North is Emma Yates-Badley’s blog for Northern Soul. It documents her rekindled love affair with the city of Manchester.

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Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 20, 2019 No Comments

When I heard about writer and performer Rachel Mars’ one woman show, Your Sexts Are Shit: Older and Better Letters, I was expecting an hour of laughs and covering my mouth in mock horror. I wasn’t expecting to feel moved.

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It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

March 13, 2019 No Comments

Getting Housemate out of bed on a Saturday morning is often an impossible task. But she’s up bright and early (well, she’s on time) to Eat the City with Manchester-based Scranchester Tours.

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The Sisterhood

Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

I don’t have sisters. I’m the youngest of two children and, much to my dismay (and eternal torture), the only girl in my family.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary

Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

February 24, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

Have you ever read a book and thought, ‘wow, this came at exactly the right time?’

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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 14, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

“The thing about Brecht,” says Housemate, “is you’re not supposed to feel empathy towards the characters.”

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Book Review – Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words by Rose Thomas

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words by Rose Thomas

There’s something about train journeys that make me daydream.

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‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

January 28, 2019 Comments Off on ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

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Gillette: why are people so angry?

January 19, 2019 Comments Off on Gillette: why are people so angry?

Sometimes I feel like I live in a parallel universe.

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Northern Soul is still doing RED January 2019

January 17, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul is still doing RED January 2019

It’s January. The weather is rubbish, the piggy bank is empty and we’re all feeling a little bit sluggish. It can also be the time of year where our mental health needs some TLC. Northern Soul’s Emma Yates-Badley has registered for RED January 2019, a community initiative that encourages people to support their mental health by doing something active every single day. Emma will be writing about her experience in a weekly blog. In partnership with independent mental health charity, Mind, RED January can provide a focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. 

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“My mental health is at its best when I’m active.” Northern Soul does RED January

January 10, 2019 Comments Off on “My mental health is at its best when I’m active.” Northern Soul does RED January

It’s January. The weather is rubbish, the piggy bank is empty and we’re all feeling a little bit sluggish. It can also be the time of year where our mental health needs some TLC. Northern Soul’s Emma Yates-Badley has registered for RED January 2019, a community initiative that encourages people to support their mental health by doing something active every single day. Emma will be writing about her experience in a weekly blog. In partnership with independent mental health charity, Mind, RED January can provide a focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. 

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