To support struggling creative workers art organisations have joined forces to create the Greater Manchester Artist Hub. Many self-employed and freelance artists have been left without support by the government. Two artists tell of their Covid pandemic experiences.
The online marketplace built by Chris and Amy Monaghan of Urmston, Trafford, aims to provide a lifeline to the many craft artisans who are struggling to sell their goods due to lockdown restrictions.
The Covid death toll in the North West is already over 13,000. Leaving a far larger and steadily growing number of family and friends left behind grieving their loved ones.
Cruse Bereavement Care are helping people deal with that grief. Providing a light at the end of what may initially seem a formidably long and dark tunnel.
Determined to not let the pandemic prevent them helping struggling migrants the Big Breakfast are crowd funding for a cookbook to help feed them.
Yesterday Manchester City Council’s planning committee approved a proposal to build five offices on New Islington Green in Ancoats, despite 94% of those responding to the consultation objecting to the plans and 5,000 signing a petition against development.
The Covid crisis is driving a wedge into the digital divide in education due to the growth in online teaching during lockdowns.
Growing unemployment is producing more families that will have to decide whether to buy bytes online to aid their children’s education, or put food on the table.
ALL FM are an award-winning community radio station that normally broadcasts live from their Levenshulme studio.
But when the pandemic hit they had two options: transition their 100+ volunteers to working from home, or close down. Conrad Bower finds out how ALL FM has kept the show going.
‘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.
Housing campaigners call university’s treatment of students ‘abhorrent’ and state solidarity with occupying students
Open letter criticises the University of Manchester for its treatment of students involved in an occupation of student residences and a rent strike.
An offer to meet some of the students demands by the university have been rejected by the student activists, who have vowed to continue the protest until demands are met.
An ambitious new project is addressing pandemic induced job loss while boosting the retrofit sector in Greater Manchester. Nick Prescott visits a home undergoing retrofitting works to learn more.