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The Whitaker

By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

Where can you see a tiger and python locked in a terrifying embrace, a baby African elephant and a genuine shrunken head? At The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in Rawtenstall in the heart of the Rossendale Valley.

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Sunday Assembly

The Church for Atheists

October 26, 2013 Comments Off on The Church for Atheists

It may seem an oxymoron but people who don’t believe in a god are the world’s third largest ‘faith’ group. Now the Sunday Assembly movement aims to give Britain’s nine million atheists their own church.

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The Society of the Spectacles

The Society of the Spectacles

October 6, 2013 Comments Off on The Society of the Spectacles

It’s been nearly two years since the idea of The Society of the Spectacles came to me.

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The Write Way

The Write Way

September 17, 2013 Comments Off on The Write Way

It all started with an email that went something like this:

“hey krn do we need 2 bring any stuff wiv us tomoz for cls”.

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View across lake at Chorlton Water Park

A-Foraging We Will Go

August 6, 2013 Comments Off on A-Foraging We Will Go

Forget BBQs, the true art of eating outdoors is sticking your hand in a nettle bush and eating what you pull out.

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Aumbry

The Food of the Gods (in Prestwich)

July 1, 2013 Comments Off on The Food of the Gods (in Prestwich)

I started to write this review before I had my tea. That was a mistake, like the folly of shopping at the supermarket on an empty stomach.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on Keep Calm and Carry On

Ubiquitous really does apply to the Keep Calm logos that have appeared on everything from maternity clothing and mugs to posters and t-shirts.

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Chorlton Coffee Festival

Keen on the Bean

June 12, 2013 Comments Off on Keen on the Bean

Chorlton has a coffee festival now. Twenty years ago, the chances of those words, being used in that precise order, would have been so astronomical that it would have required a computer of HAL 9000 proportions to calculate the odds.

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Earth Cafe, Manchester

Earth Cafe, Northern Quarter

March 28, 2013 Comments Off on Earth Cafe, Northern Quarter

As a long-time veggie who works in Manchester’s Northern Quarter I thought it was high time I got myself some lunch at the Earth Vegetarian Cafe and Juice Bar. I wasn’t disappointed.

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