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What became of the Year of Publishing Women? Stefan Tobler from And Other Stories talks to Northern Soul

Sep 1, 2018 Comments Off on What became of the Year of Publishing Women? Stefan Tobler from And Other Stories talks to Northern Soul

Back in 2015, The Guardian and The Bookseller published a talk by novelist Kamila Shamsie at Hay Festival where she suggested that a Year of Publishing Women would help to reset the gender imbalance for published authors.

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Centenary of Female Suffrage: how is Manchester marking the anniversary?

Jan 16, 2018 Comments Off on Centenary of Female Suffrage: how is Manchester marking the anniversary?

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.

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“Everyone should have the same value within society.” Elaine de Fries from The Pankhurst Trust

Dec 5, 2017 Comments Off on “Everyone should have the same value within society.” Elaine de Fries from The Pankhurst Trust

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.

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Review: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival

Nov 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival

Last Tuesday, Manchester received some fantastic news.

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Review: Freak, MAP Productions, 53two, Manchester

Sep 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Freak, MAP Productions, 53two, Manchester

So much has been written about women from the male perspective that it’s hardly a surprise when things are misconstrued.

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Anatomical heart by Sophie King

Northern Soul chats to artist Sarah-Joy Ford about feminism, LGBT narratives and Cut Cloth

Jun 6, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to artist Sarah-Joy Ford about feminism, LGBT narratives and Cut Cloth

I can’t knit for toffee.

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Kate O'Donnell as Feste in Twelfth Night photo Jonathan Keenan

Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

Apr 19, 2017 Comments Off on Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

I’ve never been behind the scenes at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and so it feels peculiar to be heading for the stage door.

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Avert your eyes, I’m a feminist

Feb 3, 2017 Comments Off on Avert your eyes, I’m a feminist

Feminism. Only recently have I become aware of the sheer terror this word can inflict on people.

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Cycling by Chris Payne

Time to high-five women in sport

Nov 3, 2015 Comments Off on Time to high-five women in sport

I’m now going to pretend to know vaguely what I’m talking about regarding professional sport.

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No More Page Three

No More Page Three: a personal perspective

Jan 24, 2015 Comments Off on No More Page Three: a personal perspective

One of the biggest news stories of the week centred on a tabloid, boobs and a determined campaign to consign Page 3 to history. Whether or not you agree with bare breasts in a national newspaper, the No More Page 3 group has, if nothing else, sparked a debate on 21st century feminism, equality and freedom of the press. Here, one of its key activists, Anne Louise Kershaw, writes for Northern Soul about a roller-coaster week.

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