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.
Forget spiders and heights (although I’m fond of neither), my biggest fear is standing on stage in front of a beady-eyed audience.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
Review: Jessica Andrews and Helen Mort, Manchester Literature Festival, International Anthony Burgess Foundation
When I was a creative writing student, I was encouraged to ‘write what you know’.Read the full story..
“It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester
Literary events are tricky.Read the full story..
I grew up in Shakespeare’s Country (Stratford-upon-Avon to be precise) so I should be used to The Bard going on a bit.Read the full story..
I am a Dolly Parton superfan.Read the full story..
Historical fiction isn’t my cup of tea.Read the full story..
Hypocrite is the latest buzzword.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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