Features

Producers Adeola and Ronke Adelakun and Monique Kufuor during the Black Creative soirée

9th November 2022 | By Chloe Graber

Black creatives soirée at central library part of Black History Month is huge success

A new organisation aiming to change the way black people are perceived is celebrating after its first event promoting black creativity was a sell-out. More...

26th October 2022 | By Chloe Graber

Salford University’s fashion designer invites us to tell the truth about infidelity

Beth Moorman wants to open discussion about adultery and demands cheaters to tell the truth Womenswear collection includes fabrics produced from textile scraps Suit from...

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12th September 2022 | By nq_admin

Gen(ital)der reveal parties are now the latest for prospective parents

The term gender reveal is a misnomer. The 12-week scan, completed as a prerequisite to the celebration, in fact infers the foetal sex- of a baby,...

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31st August 2022 | By Megan Bennett

Gender fluidity within clothing: has fashion always been gender binary?

In contemporary Western society, gender binaries are deeply ingrained in our understandings of cultural norms as demonstrated through gendered clothing: skirts as feminine, suits as...

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8th August 2022 | By [email protected]

Climate activism and local politics in Manchester: a relationship working towards environmental justice

Manchester is one of the cities in the UK that is leading the fight against climate change. The Labour-led council has introduced a wave of policies...

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20th July 2022 | By Phoebe Rawding

Is sustainability the future of the fast fashion industry?

(Header image courtesy of S4S Project)   Sustainability has become a buzzword in fashion over the past couple of years with it dominating social media platforms...

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30th June 2022 | By nq_admin

Extending the life of our garments to reduce fashion waste: from Manchester to Delhi

     

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29th June 2022 | By nq_admin

The 7000-km journey of sustainable fashion innovation: From Manchester to Delhi

       

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24th June 2022 | By Liam Taylor

‘I wanted to tell the story with the flower’: artist plants pansies at sites of homophobic abuse

Homophobia and transphobia have been around as long as the LGBTQ+ community itself. With 64% of LGBTQ+ people experiencing anti-LGBTQ+ violence or abuse, many queer...

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16th June 2022 | By Jessica Barnes

Still Parents exhibition breaks the silence on the trauma of baby loss

An exhibition focussing on the grieving voices of parents who have experienced baby loss is being staged at the Whitworth art gallery. The exhibition blends artwork, objects, and poetry...

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14th June 2022 | By Niamh Melody

‘It’s never just playing pretend’ at the Contact: theatre reaches out to LGBTQ+ community

Contact theatre often focusses on the importance of culture and highlight members of the LGBTQ+ community.  Recently Contact featured The Bread We Break, a one-woman show...

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1st June 2022 | By Katie Russell

3 Dads mental health campaign reaches Parliament after 300 mile trek across the UK

Three dads who last year walked 324 miles for suicide awareness are campaigning to get mental health and suicide prevention included on the national curriculum. ...

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10th May 2022 | By Liam Taylor

People’s History Museum selected as finalist for biggest museum fund in the world

The People’s History Museum has been selected as a finalist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022. The Manchester museum is one of...

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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...

An Interview with Julie Reid

15th March 2022 | By David Smith

NQ interviews Councillor Julie Reid: chair of Manchester’s children and young person scrutiny committee

Northern Quota caught up with Councillor Julie Reid lto speak to her about her political career, and find out more about the chair of the...

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15th March 2022 | By Okiemute Obotuke

Asda Harpurhey named among the 15 places in Greater Manchester which supply cheapest petrol

The Asda store in Harpurhey has been named as one of the lowest in Greeter Manchester for fuel prices. Petrol price has surged yet again in...

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4th March 2022 | By [email protected]

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: football is united in opposition to war by Putin

The footballing community has been at the forefront in condemning the actions of Vladimir Putin’s aggression. Since the invasion on 24 February, FIFA and UEFA have...

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3rd March 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Changing young lives in inner city Manchester: how St George’s community centre is helping young people

“The value of youth work is about making a young person understand themselves better,” explains youth worker Chris Macintosh. Chris works out of St George’s,...

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1st March 2022 | By Megan Traviss

In conversation with Venture Arts: the Manchester charity with a mission to empower disabilities within the arts

The Northern Quota sat down for a chat with Venture Arts’ project manager, Sarah Boulter. Sarah has worked with Venture Arts for a year and...

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24th February 2022 | By Toni Clarke

Last Quiz Night on Earth kicks off north west tour in Cheetham Hill

In true Brit style, Alison Carr reckons we’d spend those final hours doing the weekly quiz down at our local pub. Or at least that’s the...