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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.

Resist: Stories of Uprising

Book Review: Resist – Stories of Uprising

January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Resist – Stories of Uprising

At the time of writing, we’re five days into a new decade and our Prime Minister seems to be missing, we’re teetering on the edge of war and part of the world is literally on fire.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Lowry Image Manuel Harlan

Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

December 14, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

I’ve been feeling a lack of Christmas cheer.

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Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

As a vegetarian, festive meals can be disappointing.

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In Defence of Edgar the Excitable Dragon (and Christmas fans everywhere)

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on In Defence of Edgar the Excitable Dragon (and Christmas fans everywhere)

The great Christmas advert battle has commenced.

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Dirty Word

“I would struggle to say that I am a feminist and contribute to fast fashion.” Jade Rice from Dirty Word talks to Northern Soul

November 17, 2019 Comments Off on “I would struggle to say that I am a feminist and contribute to fast fashion.” Jade Rice from Dirty Word talks to Northern Soul

I’ve finally broken up with fast fashion.

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The Raven Wheel

Book Review: The Raven Wheel by A.F. Stone

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Raven Wheel by A.F. Stone

This week a Twitter debate surfaced regarding the legitimacy of Young Adult fiction (and romance novels) being studied on a Higher Education course.

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Why I’m happy being “self-partnered”

November 5, 2019 Comments Off on Why I’m happy being “self-partnered”

Nothing piques interest, or sparks debate, more than a chat about relationships.

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Food Review: Franco Manca, Manchester

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Franco Manca, Manchester

Sourdough pizza is all the rage and I for one am not complaining.

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Kyle Soo, Pecha Kucha Manchester, People's History Museum, Manchester

“An opener to new worlds.” PechaKucha talks to Northern Soul

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on “An opener to new worlds.” PechaKucha talks to Northern Soul

Forget spiders and heights (although I’m fond of neither), my biggest fear is standing on stage in front of a beady-eyed audience.

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Hulme, image credit Richard Davis

“The need for organisations to keep the flame burning has never been more vital.” 30 Years of Manchester Mind

October 16, 2019 Comments Off on “The need for organisations to keep the flame burning has never been more vital.” 30 Years of Manchester Mind

Anxiety is at an all-time high.

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