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Dodie Smith: Look Back With Love

Last month, Jacqueline Wilson spoke to a packed hall at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music about her 100th book Opal Plumstead, which is set in Edwardian England…


Pankhurst In The Park

If Beetham Tower is a phallic landmark, then perhaps Alexandra Park is its yonic opposite. (I didn’t know the word “yonic” until I looked up “phallic opposite” just…


Faux Leopard vs Headless Woman

Throughout the 1980s, I admired second-hand fake “leopard-skin” coats very much but I never could find one which passed muster. There was always something not quite right; a…


Eid Festival @ BMHC

Eid Festival 1st September 2012 British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, Whalley Range There was a great atmosphere but the rides were expensive. The BMHC will soon have…

Blue Plaque at 62 Nelson Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9WP

Neglected Pankhurst Legacy

Definition of suffrage 1 [mass noun] the right to vote in political elections – Oxford Dictionaries Online Emmeline Pankhurst is considered to be one of the most important…


(Bar)Fly On The Wall

The Bubbler @ Jam Street By Cathy Crabb Directed by Phil Dennison With Neil Bell (Peter) and Daniel Street-Brown (Paul) “How will they put on a play in…

Film Workshops

Death Alley

There’s an entry (alley, ginnel) in Whalley Range, running between Milton Grove and Upper Chorlton Road, which emerges alongside the Territorial Army centre, opposite the 86 bus stop….


‘Urban’ = London?

Concerning Lowkey & Radio 1Xtra’s massive London bias. On my way to the Clarendon Road shops, I passed some lads on the corner and I asked them what…


Range Road Community Park

Range Road Community Park, on Range Road in Whalley Range, was once the site of five properties: Victorian semi-detached houses, smaller than those on the opposite side of…


British Muslim Heritage Centre

When I was at school, ‘The College’ on College Road, Whalley Range, was a University of Manchester hall of residence. Cycling past, I would catch glimpses of people…


INSIDE OUT Alexandra Arts

INSIDE OUT is a global art project, open to everyone, which was launched by French street artist JR in Cailfornia on March 3rd 2011. “It is about making…


Record Shack

Record shops are few and far between these days. Mike’s Record Shack is on Withington Road on the border of Whalley Range and Moss Side (opposite Tesco at…