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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...