All six English clubs have now withdrawn from the Super League. However, Manchester’s football fans, MPs and local economy experts believe the aborted plan underlines a desperate need to democratise the beautiful game. The Meteor presents their views of the plans.
Old Trafford is set to be adorned with a trail of beautiful street murals, designed with input from the local community.
As Manchester Film Festival 2021 kicks off, Alex King spoke to Manchester-based filmmakers Charlie Watts, Jason Wingard, Mike Ogden and Kieran Stringfellow about their films which are on show at the festival.
Virtual tour by the Peoples History Museum, published on Instagram, celebrates the struggles for justice and equality by migrant women in the UK.
Breathing life back into Tom Paine’s bones – graphic novel aims to resurrect neglected political reformer
Thomas Paine was a radical human rights and political reform advocate whose work inspired the American Revolution and the formation of a democratic United States.
Artist Paul Fitzgerald is determined to re-tell the story of this forgotten hero whose work still has valid lessons to be learned in these stormy times for democracies worldwide. Kickstarter campaign aims to get this graphic novel project over the finish line. Paul answers The Meteor’s questions on why he wants to graphically re-tell Tom’s story to a new audience.
Manchester based BODIES new Endless Summer EP is reviewed by Ushiku Crissafulli: ‘A sensually immersive journey through the inner-city hip-hop experience’ with ‘pure Manc hip-hop vibes.’
‘Celebrating Syria: A Festival of Arts and Culture’ showcases Syria beyond the war- torn media depiction
Syria is the focus of this art festival, organised by Manchester charity Rethink Rebuild Society, which aims to provide an escape from the oppression of the pandemic and celebrate the culture and people of this currently troubled country.
The Fallowfield Loop has been a boon to many during lockdown, offering a safe green space to exercise and get some fresh air in Manchester’s urban environment.
Those using this calming green corridor through the city, have been treated to some outstanding graffiti that has flourished during the pandemic.
Reversing society’s dehumanisation of the homeless, McClenaghan brings to life the hundreds of homeless dying on our streets every year
An early and lonely death is the ultimate fate for many at the sharpest end of the housing and homelessness crisis. Maeve McClenaghan’s No Fixed Abode documents how the first count of homeless deaths in the UK was created and brings to life the stories of those that died.
Amir Amirani’s stirring documentary We Are Many (2014) concerns the events of 15 February 2003, the day the world took to the streets to march against the invasion of Iraq.