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 call on Andy Burnham to speak out against the police powers bill. Rebecca Long-Bailey says the bill ‘represents a slide into authoritarianism.’
‘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.
Old Trafford is set to be adorned with a trail of beautiful street murals, designed with input from the local community.
Determined to not let the pandemic prevent them helping struggling migrants the Big Breakfast are crowd funding for a cookbook to help feed them.