Manchester based charity RECLAIM are on a mission to increase the diversity of working-class voices heard in professional life.
84Youth Moss Side: Challenging damaging narratives and promoting peaceful change
The murder of young men in Moss Side and the imprisonment of many under joint enterprise laws has left a community traumatised. 84Youth are addressing that trauma and challenging damaging narratives perpetuating youth violence.
Helping musicians through the mental health crisis caused by Covid
Rachel Jepson set up a centre in Stockport to help musicians with their mental health during the height of the pandemic.
Manchester International Festival 2021 kicks off with “choreography of desire”
The opening night of Manchester International Festival 2021 this week saw an exhilarating dance piece take to Deansgate. Judith Suckling went along and reports on a show which was raw, emotive, shocking and funny.
‘We’re going to stay here for as long as it takes’ – Ryebank Fields camp occupiers demand a development rethink
Setting up a protest camp in Ryebank Fields, campaigners are calling for Manchester Metropolitan University to rethink their plans to sell the land for development. The camp occupiers call for community control of the land to use as a recreational green space and a haven for wildlife.
Community union ACORN marches against ‘dangerous and undemocratic’ police powers bill
Community union ACORN call on Andy Burnham to speak out against the police powers bill. Rebecca Long-Bailey says the bill ‘represents a slide into authoritarianism.’
The Salford Star, reporting with ‘attitude & love’ for 15 years, is closing
‘I can think of only two local newspapers that consistently hold power to account: the West Highland Free Press and the Salford Star’ said journalist and author George Monbiot. The Salford Star is to close after the elections in May. Judith Suckling talks to Stephen Kingston, the journalism powerhouse behind the Star, on its rise and fall.
‘Art can be for all people’ says artist behind new mural trail to be created in Old Trafford
Old Trafford is set to be adorned with a trail of beautiful street murals, designed with input from the local community.
The Big Breakfast launches cookbook Crowdfunder to feed destitute migrants
Determined to not let the pandemic prevent them helping struggling migrants the Big Breakfast are crowd funding for a cookbook to help feed them.