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.
“It was a story I needed to tell.” Portico Prize-winning author Sally J Morgan on gender inequality, friendship and the North
A staple of Manchester’s cultural and literary life, The Portico Library is situated above The Bank pub on Mosley Street. The 19th century library houses more than 25,000 books and is filled with archives covering 450 years. While The Portico is a subscription library, it works with diverse communities in the region to create events, exhibitions and learning programmes. It is also the home of The Portico Prize, established in 1985, a biennial award which accepts submissions across all literary formats and gives £10,000 to an overall winner.Read the full story..
We’re at the start of a critical decade that will determine the future of our planet.Read the full story..
If you’re anything like the team at Northern Soul, you’ve probably commenced the countdown to Christmas.Read the full story..
Joy feels like it’s been in short supply these past 18 months. What with a global health crisis, food shortages, and the whole world literally and metaphorically being on fire, now more than ever we could all do with a big dose of happiness.Read the full story..
For many of us, the past 18 months have made it crystal clear exactly how cherishable popular arts such as music and cinema can be, even if we’ve been experiencing them in isolation rather than with an audience.Read the full story..
I have eaten cauliflower for dinner for three nights in a row this week.Read the full story..
“It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has affected every part of human lives, including the physical world. As we now navigate a post-pandemic era, it’s become even clearer that how we treat the natural world around us is paramount to its – and our own – survival.Read the full story..
In early summer 2019, Anita Sethi was sitting in a packed carriage on the TransPennine Express train from Liverpool to Newcastle when she was racially abused by a man who, among other abhorrent things, told her to “go back to where you are from”.Read the full story..
Women across the world are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis.Read the full story..
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