For years the LGBT community has been told that one of the reasons why the gay village must be fenced off and ticket-only during Manchester Pride is due to the bylaws concerning public drinking. Now, once again, that policy has been exposed for the fraud it always was.
Cine City in Withington is the latest historic building to go in the epidemic of greedy, short-sighted and inept development that has swept Manchester over the past ten years. Formerly The Scala, it opened in 1912 and was only the third cinema in Britain. Meanwhile the Victorian railway arches on Store Street, near Piccadilly, are … Manchester demolishes one of Britain’s oldest cinemas
‘Each day, according to the government-backed report, Britons throw away 4.4 million apples, 1.6 million bananas, 1.3 million yoghurt pots, 660,000 eggs, 550,000 chickens, 300,000 packs of crisps and 440,000 ready meals. And for the first time government researchers have established that most of the food waste is made up of completely untouched food products … Britain throws away £10bn of food every year
More ticket prices prices have been announced for Manchester Pride 2008. Note that in many cases tickets are ‘subject to a booking and transaction fee’ (see below). ‘EARLY BIRD’ TICKET PRICE UP BY 25%
At Manchester’s latest flashmob event a crowd played bingo in Piccadilly Gardens.
More than 1000 people protested about Western media coverage of the Beijing Olympics and Tibet. After a two-hour demonstration outside the BBC, they marched up Oxford Street to Manchester Town Hall.
There will be a flashmob somewhere in Manchester city centre tomorrow lunchtime. I’m hoping to be there to shoot a video of whatever happens.