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7th February 2024 | By Rebecca Mills

The UK’s largest Japanese film festival returns to Manchester in 2024

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to Manchester this February. This event is perfect for those interested in films, particularly those passionate about Japanese-inspired cinema. The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will run from February 12 to March 6 at the HOME cinema in Manchester.

2nd November 2022 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

Reshaping the narrative as the first curator for inclusive history

A renowned historian is giving a talk tonight on the social history of their work within six palaces in the UK through the different (and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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15th March 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

‘The war has faded from the news, but it hasn’t left the minds and hearts of the people’ – Celebrating Syria Festival returns for fifth year

Manchester is celebrating the beauty of Syrian art and culture  – often neglected amid the backdrop of war – with two weeks of events organised by Rethink Rebuild...

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3rd February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Happy Chinese New Year: what’s on and how to celebrate in Manchester this week

Manchester has welcomed the Chinese new year in – the year of the tiger – with with a selection of socially distanced celebrations.  The celebrations include...

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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...

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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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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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22nd April 2021 | By Tyrese King

Roger Robinson and Caleb Femi both perform new commissions for the Manchester Literature Festival

Award winning writer Roger Robinson and Caleb Femi explore racism and pandemic solitude in their new poems for this year’s Manchester Literature Festival online. Both...

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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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14th October 2020 | By Kiah-Azriel Freer

Anthony Burgess foundation releases online audio exhibition of previously unheard work by renowned Manchester author

The International Anthony Burgess foundation is exploring the private legacy of renowned Manchester writer with a new online audio exhibit. The exhibit consists of tapes covering...

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22nd September 2020 | By Divine Vika

Cheetham Hill cultural festival’s virtual celebrations

The annual Cheetham Hill culture festival, took a different approach this year to celebrate and keep the life of the festivities going. On Sunday things...

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23rd October 2019 | By Pruthvi Khilosia

Final year students examine how Brexit will affect the arts and culture in Manchester

Business and high-rise corporations will not be the only thing affected by Brexit – the arts are also facing a time of major uncertainty. The...

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16th January 2019 | By Lewis Finney

Opinion: What has the EU ever done for us?

Apart from investment in: farming, research, arts and culture, young people, growth and jobs and health care, what have the EU ever done for us?! The...