This year’s Peterloo rally made connections between the political struggles of the past and the present, yet many Mancunians remain unaware of the significance of this democratic protest.
Bluedot claims the festival ‘eco-crown’ not just for having a range of initiatives to cut emissions and waste, but also by offering a genuine attempt to inform, educate and influence its audience.
Gary Roberts reports on the rise of restaurants with a focus on sustainability in Manchester, and eats out at BOXCO which aims to provide ‘very tasty food that promotes health & wellness at an affordable price.’
With the cost-of-living crisis driving up food prices and concerns rising about the negative affects of modern agriculture on the climate and environment, more people are considering growing their own food.
Gary Roberts talks to urban gardeners in Manchester about the benefits growing your own food can bring.
Transport workers striking for better pay and conditions, picketing Piccadilly train station, joined the Manchester May Day Festival.
Festival formed part of the International Workers Day celebrations, occurring across the world, celebrating past-victories and supporting current struggles for workers rights.
Three objects that epitomise the successful struggle for change in Manchester are presented from the People’s History Museum’s collection.
Director Katy Ashton raises concerns over the police powers bill, “Peterloo would not have happened with this proposed legislation in force.”
Manchester’s cultural venues face an uncertain future as the relentless march of new towering apartment and office blocks progresses unabated. Developers have their eye on the Hulme Hippodrome, a venue steeped in Manchester’s illustrious musical heritage.
Gary Roberts speaks to Oli Wilson about the campaign to save the theatre.
Lithuania stands with Ukraine: “our argument is with Putin and his generals, not with the people of Russia”
Lithuanians are fighting back against Russian propaganda, sharing reputable news sources to Russians blocked from hearing the truth by state-controlled mass media.
The plucky little country, neighbouring Russian Kaliningrad, has renamed street leading to Russian Embassy “Ukrainian Heroes’ Street”.
The Working Class Movement Library in Salford holds a unique record of Greater Manchester’s radical past that resonates with current social issues and the continuing fight for justice.
Night and Day in Manchester is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Gary Roberts reflects on the venues illustrious past and the great acts lined up for the future.