Sarai Van-Cook


27th June 2020 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Levenshulme cyclists take to street to protest against council’s refusal to install pop-up cycling lanes

A human chain of cyclists formed in Levenshulme to criticise Manchester City Council’s “disappointing” response to a bid for government funding for pop-up cycle lanes across...


12th February 2019 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Incoming Festival 2019 line-up announced by Home promises a ‘radical shake-up’

The line-up for this year’s Incoming Festival at Home in Manchester has been announced.  The festival will be presented simultaneously in London’s New Diorama Theatre...


12th December 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Absolutely Buzzing: Girls only football organisers win Equality and Diversity Award at Youth Buzz Awards 2018

More than 40 young people, schools, or youth groups made it through to the finals of the Youth Buzz Awards this year. Awards were made...


8th December 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Instances of domestic abuse are on the rise and are more frequent at Christmas, a new survey reveals

Officials are bracing themselves for an upsurge in domestic violence over the Christmas period in Manchester and the North West. Last year it was recorded...


4th December 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Make Me Up: artist Rachel Maclean addresses feminism, female agency and social media in brand new surrealist film

If you have ever wondered what George Orwell’s 1984 might look like if it were set in Barbie’s Dream House, then Rachel Maclean’s bold new...


19th November 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Review: The Vulnerables deliver a soulful and authentic performance at Lock 91

The Vulnerables are a Manchester based six-piece alternative rock band with a difference – in that lead vocalist Ruby Sherwood-Martin performs alongside both her dad...

Seven Thousand Feet

30th October 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Seven Thousand Feet: artist socks it to diabetes in new exhibition

An exhibition containing 7,000 thousand socks is on display at Manchester Central Library to raise awareness about diabetes-related limb amputation. Every year, more than 7,000...

The boxes on display at the Whitworth

26th October 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

The Big Draw: Longsight school children share their hopes, dreams and fears in new exhibition

The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing festival and this year is inspired by the theme ‘Play.’ The exhibition currently on display in the Whitworth...


10th October 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Virtual clinics: how Manchester students will benefit from new 6bn mental health centre

Manchester is to be the first place in the country to establish a dedicated centre using virtual clinics to support students with mental health needs....


3rd October 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

‘It’s getting really dangerous out here’ – meet the people on the frontline of the homelessness crisis in Manchester

Last year, the government released figures showing that there were 4,751 rough sleepers in the UK, an increase of 15% on the year before. The...