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.
2018 is a significant year for Manchester. The birthplace of the suffragette movement, founded by Emmeline Pankhurst in 1903 at her family home just off Oxford Road, the city holds a prominent – and proud – place in political history.Read the full story..
I love Christmas but, even as a self-confessed fan-girl of all things yuletide, I need a break from the host of festive shows currently doing the rounds.Read the full story..
When I announced to the folks at Northern Soul Towers that I’d never been to a pantomime, they looked at me like I had two heads.Read the full story..
I can’t think of a better twosome to round off this year’s Manchester Literature Festival than Jackie Kay and Ali Smith.Read the full story..
Long ago, back before it was subsumed into a south Manchester suburb, Chorlton-cum-Hardy was a village dominated by farmlands and dotted with dairies.Read the full story..
Standing at 62 Nelson Street, nestled in the grounds of Manchester Royal Infirmary, The Pankhurst Centre serves as a permanent reminder of the Suffragette movement.Read the full story..
When you think of an igloo does Pingu spring to mind?Read the full story..
Freerange Comedy Festival at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
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