Tyrese King

Lemn Sissay

14th June 2022 | By Tyrese King

Manchester’s Festival of Libraries returns

The Festival of Libraries returns to Greater Manchester to celebrate all 133 of the public libraries in the region. Since the pandemic the importance of libraries and literature in general have...

Rizwan Iqbal

14th June 2022 | By Tyrese King

Salaam festival shines a spotlight on Muslim culture in Manchester

  The Salaam Festival is a Manchester-based biennial festival that explores the future of Muslim art and culture through original work. Its aim is to...

Sounds Of The City Poster

10th April 2022 | By Tyrese King

Sounds From The Other City announces full line-up for 2022 edition

Salford’s Sounds From The Other City (SFTOC) festival has announced its full line-up ahead of its eagerly awaited live return on 1 May. Sounds From The Other City is...

Locos film festival

16th March 2022 | By Tyrese King

“We’ve done six films in six days”:Filmlocos does the impossible in their aim to shine a light on the lack of representation in the industry 

The Filmlocos Festival are hosting a film screening run by a team of Latin American filmmakers in the UK who have made it their mission to showcase diversity...

Anjum Malik

24th February 2022 | By Tyrese King

Cooking With Words: poets Anjum Malik and Zouk collaborate to celebrate south Asian culture

Multilingual poetry and the finest South Asian cuisine came together in the form of poet Anjum Malik and Zouk restaurant to celebrate International Mother Language Day at a joint...

Bronte Appleby

22nd February 2022 | By Tyrese King

Playwright Bronte Appleby takes active role in breaking down cultural barriers in the arts

Bronte Appleby has been involved in the Culture for Our Communities programme set up by Greater Manchester’s cultural organisations. The aim of the project is...

The Reno Whitworth Museum

15th December 2021 | By Tyrese King

Communities aren’t given enough of a voice, says Whitworth Gallery Director

  The director of the Whitworth Museum and Manchester Art Gallery, Alastair Hudson, takes time out to discuss the importance of building and strengthening ties...

Linda Brogan The Reno

8th December 2021 | By Tyrese King

Linda Brogan reminisces about the 80s and the Reno shining a light on Manchester’s past

Growing up in Manchester during the 1970s was a difficult period for members of the Afro-Caribbean community, with Linda Brogan vividly remembering the racism the community had...

Manchester Literature Festival Caleb Nelson Brandon Taylor

14th November 2021 | By Tyrese King

Novel voices: Caleb Azumah Nelson and Brandon Taylor appear as part of Manchester Literature Festival

Writers Caleb Azumah Nelson and Brandon Taylor took part in a Manchester Literature Festival  event hosted by Ellah Wakatama for the first ever Narrator Voices...

MLF

10th November 2021 | By Tyrese King

Okechukwu Nzelu discusses ‘fantastic novels’ written by C Pam Zhang and Bryan Washington

The author of a novel which challenges perceptions of America’a wild west was invited to speak at a Manchester Literature festival event. C Pam Zhang and...