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Articles relating to: It’s Not Grim Up North

QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE - L-R Jane Hazlegrove (Dot) & Conor Glean (Michael)- image Keith Pattison

Theatre Review: Queens of the Coal Age, Royal Exchange, Manchester

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Queens of the Coal Age, Royal Exchange, Manchester

I have a confession.

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Love Island, ITV

Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

Ah, Love Island.

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Upskirting: why isn’t it a sexual offence?

June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Upskirting: why isn’t it a sexual offence?

A young woman waits at the bus stop.

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Vegan/veggie pizzas at PLY, Manchester

Food Review: PLY, Northern Quarter, Manchester

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: PLY, Northern Quarter, Manchester

In recent years Manchester has stepped up its veggie/vegan culinary game with a host of dedicated venues, menus, food festivals and events.

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Not Quite Light, image by Alison Boyes

Review: Lone Women in the Not Quite Light, Not Quite Light Festival, Salford

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Lone Women in the Not Quite Light, Not Quite Light Festival, Salford

Have you ever been afraid of the dark?

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Manchester Cathedral, Chris Payne

Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

May 27, 2018 Comments Off on Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

When we were brainstorming venues to host this year’s Northern Soul Awards, there was one building at the top of our list – the iconic Manchester Cathedral.

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The North by Liz Foster Design

Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms?

May 13, 2018 Comments Off on Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms?

Back when I was a Manchester newbie, my then boyfriend was a Yorkshireman.

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Woke Charlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, HOME, Manchester

Review: Sex and the City – The world according to #WokeCharlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Sex and the City – The world according to #WokeCharlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

When I was in my early 20s I loved the TV show Sex and the City.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh by Jonathan Keenan

“They transform people’s lives.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

May 3, 2018 Comments Off on “They transform people’s lives.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

Julie Hesmondhalgh has my phone number.

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Kosmonaut

Review: Fat Tony’s, Kosmonaut, Northern Quarter, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Fat Tony’s, Kosmonaut, Northern Quarter, Manchester

I’ve always had a bit of a thing about Kosmonaut.

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