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Win an Embellish With Relish cookbook gift bag prize worth £50

December 9, 2019 No Comments

Win an Embellish With Relish cookbook gift bag prize worth £50.

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Glow star Kate Nash faces off against the Princess Diana of pro-wrestling Eve Jetta. Photo credit Rob Brazier

“Wrestling is a place where women can come and reclaim their bodies.” EVE Riot Grrrls of Wrestling talk to Northern Soul

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on “Wrestling is a place where women can come and reclaim their bodies.” EVE Riot Grrrls of Wrestling talk to Northern Soul

As a child growing up in the 80s, my weekend highlight was watching Big Daddy at my Nana’s house.

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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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Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

Review: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

August 24, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

I was so relaxed after my stay at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat in Staffordshire that it took me several hours to notice my t-shirt was inside out.

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Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

July 30, 2019 Comments Off on Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

Is it just me or is there a distinct whiff of apocalypse in the air?

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Invisible Manchester, Copyright Marc McGarraghy 2019

Invisible Cities: the homeless become walking tour guides of their own streets

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Invisible Cities: the homeless become walking tour guides of their own streets

“Coming on a tour is a unique way to experience a city, encouraging people to open their eyes and ears, to see the city in a different way,” says Alice Sparks, who created and runs Invisible (Manchester).

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Synaesthesia spa treatment, Lush

Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

In the past, I was never an enormous fan of Lush.

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Wayne Hemmingway. Photo by Fraser Band. 

Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

“I think young people genuinely understand that if you buy things from a small business, you are helping yourselves and your generation to do better than letting all the money go into the hands of the pension funds with dinosaur brands.”

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Holly and Martin, Rare Mags

“No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on “No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

I wasn’t exactly enthused about moving to Stockport.

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“I’m always amazed at the many ways in which voice coaching can help people.”

May 17, 2019 Comments Off on “I’m always amazed at the many ways in which voice coaching can help people.”

My journey with voice training goes back generations.

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