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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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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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8th June 2021 | By George Crafer

Parents, students and fans gather for an afternoon at the lockdown rugby league

Saturday was the last day of the lockdown rugby league. Manchester Metropolitan played Manchester Rugby Club in the final game of the season.  The lockdown league,...

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19th May 2021 | By George Crafer

How are pubs in Manchester faring since the easing of lockdown restrictions?

On Monday people in Manchester were finally allowed to sit inside a pub and enjoy a pint.  Since 12 April, pubs had only been allowed to welcome members...

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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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27th March 2021 | By Kit Bell

Online learning tips and tricks for students: what have we learnt one year on from the start of the pandemic?

Online learning is no longer new to us – the majority of students were forced online by the sudden closure of schools and universities in...

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23rd March 2021 | By Ruby Fandino

Wake up and smell the roses: how the pandemic is emphasising the importance of nature

Grateful for its calming green and melodic chirping, credit is owed to our old friends flora and fauna for carrying us through the endless lockdowns. Now more than ever,...

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22nd March 2021 | By Claudia Waring

Worries about pets being abandoned continue as third lockdown comes to an end

Pet adoptions have gone up in Manchester and around the UK due to people working from home or being furloughed, with internet searches for “buy a...

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20th January 2021 | By Constance Enzler

Teachers: the key workers left behind in the Covid-19 government vaccine roll-out

School teachers and staff are concerned over safety in schools and believe they should be higher on the government’s vaccination priority list.  The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is being...