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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...

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12th November 2021 | By Keiron Watkin

Man Met art student to have work displayed in Royal Academy summer exhibition

A Man Met art student at is having her work displayed at the Royal Academy summer exhibition. The RA summer show is the world’s oldest...

Slow Revolution sculpture

2nd November 2021 | By Toni Clarke

Illuminated sculpture in Greengate Triangle is historic link to Salford’s industrial roots

A new sculpture has been unveiled in Salford symbolising its historical roots with the Industrial Revolution. The illuminated sculpture – entitled Slow Revolution – is also...

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15th October 2021 | By Tyrese King

‘I wanted to write characters that were good men’: Trini authors Monique Roffey and Ingrid Persaud on feminism and masculinity

The Manchester Literature Festival hosted Manchester Metropolitan University Lecturer Monique Roffey and author Ingrid Persaud at the Central Library on St. Peter’s Square. Roffey’s novel...

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15th October 2021 | By Tyrese King

‘We were a family under siege’: award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo speaks out at Manchester Literature Festival event

Manchester Literature Festival hosted ‘An Evening with Bernardine Evaristo’ on Monday night, the first of many live events happening this month. The sold out event was hosted...

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28th September 2021 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Bankley Gallery in Levenshulme showcases work from 20 artists selected from annual open call

The past 18 months of lockdown has influenced many artists' work which are all linked by what exhibition judge and Manchester photographer Simon Buckley describes as "a sense of melancholy, loneliness and fear" 

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21st May 2021 | By Tyrese King

The Public Campaign for the Arts are leading the charge against proposed 50% funding cut to art-based subjects in higher education

The Public Campaign for the Arts are condemning the government’s plan to cut 50% of funding for the arts in higher education. The government plans to create a new separate category...

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30th March 2021 | By Tyrese King

Literature in lockdown has meant major shift in the way bookshops operate

Over the past year, the coronavirus lockdown has had a huge impact on both people and businesses alike. The pandemic has affected many local businesses negatively, with a number...

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3rd February 2021 | By Tyrese King

Man Met lecturer Monique Roffey wins Costa Book Award with The Mermaid of Black Conch

A senior lecturer at the at Manchester Metropolitan has won the £30,000 prize 2020 Costa Book Award. Monique Roffey, part of the Writing School at Man...