Yesterday late afternoon we left the Peace Garden in St. Peter’s Square and walked along to Rusholme for the Queeruption Opening Party. Apparently the original plan was to host it in an old building, but that fell through and the replacement was Saki Bar which is on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Moss Lane […]
Reclaim the Scene aims to build on last year, which was its first event, with another post-Pride-parade picnic and (Out of the) Village Fete. This year we're promised it will be 'bigger and better than ever, with free food, performers, live art, stalls, music, and kids' entertainment!'
As I arrived in Rusholme on my bike at 8 o’clock on Monday night I was startled to hear the sound of breaking glass and see a man falling backwards out of Subway. He was clutching a broken bottle by the neck and a member of staff was holding up a chair in self-defence, in […]
At first glance I thought this leaflet was a ‘Photoshop job’. But apparently not. Grass was laid temporarily for an event called “Manchester in Bloom”. Today the BBC News website has an article all about image manipulation and it links through to this site which has many historic examples.
Developers have been unsuccessful in their application to demolish the former Cross Keys pub in the Ancoats conservation area and replace it with shops and offices.
Last night was the fifth annual Naked Bike Ride around Manchester city centre. A video is coming with footage of the ride plus interviews with the cyclists and spectators. Please call back soon to see it. Until then I’ll tease you with a selection of reaction shots! My video from 2008 can be found here.
Fifty years ago today, on 10th April 1960, the premiere of the film Hell Is A City took place at the Apollo cinema in Ardwick.