Manchester

Inside Manchester’s new wave of radical club nights
Music

Inside Manchester’s new wave of radical club nights

Vision over profit — From funeral reenactments to mariachi bands: events like The White Hotel and Fat Out want to introduce more challenging, political and philosophical ways of partying.

Written by: Luke Charnley

How Manchester’s Northern Quarter lost its soul
Reportage

How Manchester’s Northern Quarter lost its soul

A tale of two cities — Although hailed as the city’s ‘indie’ heartland, the area has become a tourist magnet and Airbnb hotspot. Is there still time to save it?

Written by: Andrea Sandor

What to catch at Manchester International Festival
Art

What to catch at Manchester International Festival

In partnership with MiF — From day trips to the moon, to mysterious sound chambers: the 2019 lineup for the innovative arts festival is more impressive than ever.

Written by: Huck

Chrysta Bell on life as David Lynch’s creative muse
Music

Chrysta Bell on life as David Lynch’s creative muse

‘You need a bit of chaos’ — For the director’s upcoming retrospective at Manchester International Festival, Chrysta Bell – musician, artist and long-time Lynch collaborator – will act as a ‘portal’ to his creative expression. She explains what that means.

Written by: Hannah Clugston

A celebration of women in film: four names to watch in 2019
Film

A celebration of women in film: four names to watch in 2019

From across the globe — With Manchester gearing up for HOME’s year-long season on Women in Global Cinema, head of film Rachel Hayward shares her favourite filmmakers on the lineup.

Written by: Hannah Clugston

The untold story of Manchester’s LGBTQ pioneers
Film

The untold story of Manchester’s LGBTQ pioneers

Invisible Women — Together, Angela Cooper and Luchia Fitzgerald transformed the lives of thousands of women – yet no record of their activism exists. Now, a new documentary is shining a light on their incredible story.

Written by: Liam Taft

The Martin Parr guide to northern England
Photography

The Martin Parr guide to northern England

Return to Manchester — The iconic photographer reflects on the North, and the locations that have inspired him over the years: ‘The place is still as bonkers as ever, it’s very surreal.’

Written by: Hannah Clugston

Shaun Ryder: The hilarious life lessons of a cultural hero
Culture

Shaun Ryder: The hilarious life lessons of a cultural hero

Pills, thrills and bellyaches — As the face of ‘Madchester’, Shaun Ryder had it all, lost it all, then repeated the cycle just for fun. But after getting clean and mending some wounds, he’s ready to take another crack at cementing his legacy.

Written by: Cian Traynor

At last night's vigil, Manchester stood strong and defiant
Reportage

At last night's vigil, Manchester stood strong and defiant

A city mourns — Last night thousands of people gathered in Manchester city centre to remember those killed and injured in Monday's attack. Mancunian photographer Olivier Richomme headed down.

Written by: Olivier Richomme // Michael Segalov

The media reaction to the Manchester bombing has been an absolute disgrace
Opinion

The media reaction to the Manchester bombing has been an absolute disgrace

From Where I Stand — In the wake of a terror attack the media has a responsibility to inform us, but over the past 24 hours journalists have spread bigotry, invaded privacy, and failed miserably to show any sign of humanity or respect.

Written by: Bridget Minamore

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