This year has got to be one of the worst times to be a woman, particularly a working class woman. So it is great to see a play that examines what it means to be a woman over the last 100 years. This is not the usual narrow issue-based narrative, it takes on some of […]
Ancestral sounds, vanguard vibes and shamanic surprises: Freedom Matters returns to the Wonder Inn this Friday
The Gaskell Garden Project are hosting the second in a trilogy of South American themed nights at Manchester’s The Wonder Inn this Friday. A night that aims to transport its revellers into the very heart of the Andes. ‘Freedom Matters: Party At The Peak’ promises to be a night full of surprises with organisers predicting […]
“You won’t hear these words from the house of the Queen” – Manchester’s future leaders give annual ‘Teens’ Speech’
Those who sat down to watch The Queen’s Speech after their Christmas dinner yesterday heard Her Majesty speak of the value of doing “small things with great love”. The speech, which aired at 3pm on BBC One, ITV, Sky 1 and Sky News, used the airtime to acknowledge Britain’s “unsung heroes, whose quiet dedication makes […]
Nestled in the cosy confines of one of Manchester’s ancient armpits is 53two, a theatre in a railway arch offering an hour of festive transcendence to knackered shoppers and knackered everyone. These are grim times, and there’s a feeling in the air that this might be the last Christmas in which the West can stay […]
Bad Language, headed by Joe Daly and Fat Roland, is dedicated to the development and promotion of new writing. Their monthly literature night held in Manchester’s Northern Quarter has won the Saboteur Award for best regular spoken word night in the UK for two years running. The Meteor went to their ‘Bigger Badder Language’ night, […]
‘Stand up, that we might’ sang protest singer Grace Petrie. ‘Save tomorrow’ came the refrain from a game crowd at the second annual Stand Up For The People’s Assembly event. The night, organised by Manchester People’s Assembly, saw a host of established performers donate their time to raise money and awareness in the fight against […]
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An exhibition of work from Manchester’s homeless artists was displayed at Nexus Art Cafe in the city’s Northern Quarter. The artwork was available to buy and the money raised will be used to buy vital winter provisions for the homeless. The exhibition featured work produced in homeless centres, including The Booth Centre and The Mustard Tree, […]
Mindful meditation helps young homeless people express their emotions by “putting their feelings on paper”.