Manchester Pride has changed over the years since its inception in the mid-1980s. The Pride weekend provides more than just entertainment for the LGBT community, but is Pride doing enough to keep up with the community’s diversity in 2022?
Manchester Pride is often criticised for being commercialised and being more of a party than a protest. But it can be both, as Gary Roberts discovered at the 2022 Pride weekend.
The 200 year-old much loved Manchester pub built close to the site of the infamous Peterloo Massacre faces a double-jeopardy threat to its future as Heineken brewery refuses to renew its owner’s license, and a controversial 26 storey skyscraper towering over the pub threatens to blot out the sky for pubgoers.
Manchester’s cultural venues face an uncertain future as the relentless march of new towering apartment and office blocks progresses unabated. Developers have their eye on the Hulme Hippodrome, a venue steeped in Manchester’s illustrious musical heritage.
Gary Roberts speaks to Oli Wilson about the campaign to save the theatre.
Addressing the gender imbalance in comedy, Contact Hostel organised an all-female lineup show at Feel Good Club café in the Northern Quarter, with all of the money raised going towards vulnerable teenage girls in Manchester.
Night and Day in Manchester is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Gary Roberts reflects on the venues illustrious past and the great acts lined up for the future.
Writer Danny Moran heard about a strange novel written in the 1950s. Getting it republished opened up a whole world of Manchester in fiction.
Two girls from Timperley in Trafford are taking on the world in the ultimate game of strategy. Guest article from The Mill.
Russell Howard trials material at HOME’s new outdoor venue Homeground ahead of Frog and Bucket’s Barrel of Laughs comedy night on Sunday.