Lest We Forget? Imperial War Museum North stages exhibition exploring how the First World War has shaped society.Read the full story..
Her mother, the pioneer radical and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, died after giving birth to her and young Mary Godwin grew up having to pass the room she died in every day.Read the full story..
It’s unusual to go more than a few days without hearing about the war in Syria, either in the news or as part of an appeal for humanitarian assistance.Read the full story..
Ask someone this: what is the first thing that enters their mind when someone mentions women in the Victorian era?Read the full story..
Bittersweet, the latest exhibition from The Portico Library, looks at the abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates in Manchester and the discussions that were taking place at the time.Read the full story..
“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.Read the full story..
Hotel Football and its new sibling Cafe Football are a marketing executive’s dream: a hospitality project backed by real life legendary Manchester footballers with football in the title and football memorabilia.Read the full story..
It’s Thursday night and I’m taking myself out on the town.Read the full story..
Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum
Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, was one of two photographers at the opening of Never Going Underground. He captured images of Sir Ian McKellen as he launched the exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.Read the full story..
The first two objects in Manchester Museum’s new exhibition Extinction or Survival? are a model of a dodo and a stuffed panda. One is extinct, of course. And the other has been brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts of conservationists across the globe.Read the full story..
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Thought for the Day: “It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” - John Steinbeck
We just discovered a local chippy that delivers. It is gloriously Northern - dishes include spam fritters, black pudding, Carrs pasties, chips/cheese/gravy (a single dish, that one), pineapple ring, rag pudding, chip muffin and, um, battered Mars Bar. What a time to be alive.