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Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library

January 15, 2020 No Comments

Manchester, a city which likes to tell itself it has always led the laggards elsewhere, was building municipal housing long before the introduction of the Addison Act in 1919.

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Images by Sean Sutton for Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

A group of kids are playing with a homemade football, fashioned out of plastic bags.

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You Brought Your Own Light, Allie Crewe

Photo Gallery: You Brought Your Own Light, Allie Crewe

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: You Brought Your Own Light, Allie Crewe

In the summer of 2018, Manchester-based photographer Allie Crewe announced her first solo exhibition of photographic portraits, sponsored by Sparkle (the national transgender charity).

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Longborough Festival Opera is a 500-seat theatre set in the scenic Cotswolds. The 2019 Festival runs from June 5 to Aug 3, and includes Wagner's Das Rheingold, Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Mozart's Don Giovanni. We're delighted to be handling the ad sales for this event. @lfotweet

Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”

April 14, 2019 Comments Off on Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”

In the past, daily and weekly markets were routinely held in towns and villages up and down the country. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s a different picture.

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Rosie Garland

Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

The clamour of the world scrolls incessantly, regurgitating received wisdoms about Brexit, Fleabag and Neverland.

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Faustus. Photo Credit: Luke Pajak.co.uk

“Labouring-class voices remain underappreciated.” The poetry of the Cotton Famine is brought to life by Faustus

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on “Labouring-class voices remain underappreciated.” The poetry of the Cotton Famine is brought to life by Faustus

It is known as the Cotton Panic.

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Afua Hirsch, image by Urszula Soltys

Review – BRIT(ish): Afua Hirsch, Manchester Literature Festival

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review – BRIT(ish): Afua Hirsch, Manchester Literature Festival

Working to forge a sense of belonging, Afua Hirsch lays out her conflicting ideologies as a half-Ghanaian, half-English woman.

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Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Review: Patrisse Khan-Cullors in conversation with Jackie Kay, Central Library, Manchester

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Patrisse Khan-Cullors in conversation with Jackie Kay, Central Library, Manchester

Inside Manchester Central Library, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author Jackie Kay ask ‘what does freedom look like to you?’

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Naomi Kashiwagi at John Rylands Library for Manchester After Hours by Ben Williams - Copy

One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

It’s Thursday night and I’m taking myself out on the town.

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Nothern Soul talks to Radiohead’s Phil Selway

September 4, 2015 Comments Off on Nothern Soul talks to Radiohead’s Phil Selway

Why do we remember the first album we ever bought or the song that was playing when we met the love of our life? And do we remember certain holidays because of the books we read while we were there? 

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