The HIV Candlelight Vigil ended with fireworks on Monday 26 August 2013. Filmed from a tall building to the south of the city centre. A larger sized version of this wil be put up on the website in due course.
Technical: Canon 600D DSLR, Zoom H2 audio recorder, edited with Sony Vegas Pro 10, encoded with XMediaRecode and MetaDataMover.
My audio recording of the Police With Pride discussion event. It happened on Wednesday 21 August 2013 at Manchester Town Hall and the the subject was relations between police and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.
On the panel were:
* Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd
* Paul Martin, chief executive, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation
* Councillor Sue Murphy, deputy leader, Manchester City Council
* Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, Greater Manchester Police
* Inspector Emma Taylor, Greater Manchester Police
The discussion was chaired by Smyth Harper, Head of Press and Media at Manchester City Council.
It’s in three parts. Total running time: 1 hour 48 mins. This was recorded with my (high quality) portable recorder at the side of the room. However Gaydio intends to broadcast its own recording of the event at some date in the future and no doubt that will be better quality. So listen now or wait: your choice.
With a new Morrisons about to open next door you might think that LIDL would be keen to look after its existing customers? Not so… On Tuesday evening the Rusholme branch shop closed two hours early.
In the minute I was outside a series of disappointed shoppers arrived to find a notice about undertaking improvements. And, in my case, the patronising marketing speak about extending the refrigerators so they could “stock even more tasty products” just served to heighten the annoyance.
Why not pay the staff overtime and do it after normal closing, as other shops seem to do?
I’ve been buying more from ALDI recently. The meat, fruit and veg are better, with a greater number of staff on the tills. I wonder how many people feel the same way?
Google has been allowed to scan hundreds of thousands of out-of-copyright books from libraries around the world and supposedly this is a wonderful free resource for all of us. But, over the last year or two, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to find the free versions while Google Books presents reprints to buy.