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Taking the plunge: we test the waters at Victoria Baths, Manchester

September 27, 2022 No Comments

I have one small cup for sporting prowess.

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Key moments in Manchester’s LGBTQIA+ community captured in new photo exhibition

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on Key moments in Manchester’s LGBTQIA+ community captured in new photo exhibition

A new photographic exhibition which shines a light on two significant moments in the history of Manchester’s vibrant LGBTQIA+ community has opened in the city.

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Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

A new exhibition exploring recently uncovered stories of those who came to Tyneside from the African and Caribbean diaspora as part of the war effort during the Second World War has opened at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.

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Review: British Pop Archive, John Rylands Library, Manchester

May 24, 2022 Comments Off on Review: British Pop Archive, John Rylands Library, Manchester

It’s about time. Popular culture may have fragmented, broken up into TikTok-sized soundbites and time-shifted downstream from communal viewing, but it’s still at the heart of everyday living.

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Scouts outside their tent at Middlewood Scout Camp. Cunliffe Family Collection Victor Cunliffe

Memories of Middlewood Scout Camp: celebrating 73 years of scouting in Salford

March 23, 2022 Comments Off on Memories of Middlewood Scout Camp: celebrating 73 years of scouting in Salford

Salford’s magnificent RHS Bridgewater Gardens, which opened in May 2021, are built on what was once the estate of the third Duke of Bridgewater and are bordered by the canal that bears his name.

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North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021. Image by Andy Gray.

Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

Something extremely special is on show all year round within the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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A selection of Cranford editions at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

May 12, 2021 Comments Off on A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester is set to reopen its doors to the public after lockdown.

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British Library North. Credit: British Library Board

“We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

January 10, 2021 Comments Off on “We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

The British Library is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks.

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Visit County Durham. Chris Auld Photoshoot;

Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

September 27, 2020 Comments Off on Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

The train pulls into the station, the driver gets out of the cab and switches ends to take it back to Darlington. It’s only then that I realise we’ve been travelling on a single track railway. Bishop Auckland is the end of the line in so many ways.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

It’s August 1 – Yorkshire Day – and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has re-opened following its COVID-19-induced hiatus.

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