Climate Emergency Manchester are an activist group keeping Manchester council on their toes when it comes to meeting their commitments on tackling the climate emergency.
Gary Younge: ‘We must dream of the world we want, and then fight for it’
Professor Gary Younge’s ‘I danced here on other peoples’ dreams’ talk discussed the inequalities in society exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and explored the potential for people to build ‘a more diverse, respectful and inclusive society.’
‘Crafternoons’ return to support mental wellbeing
Stitched Up’s successful mental health ‘Crafternoons’ are returning thanks to new funding from the Manchester Wellbeing Fund.
The elephants in the room: the ordinary people tackling the issues professionals fail to
The Elephants Trail is a project working in Greater Manchester to address the problems faced by people living with severe and multiple disadvantage.
Who Cares? If you knew more about the lives of young carers – you would
The award-winning play documenting the lives of young carers in Salford returned to The Lowry.
The Meteor spoke to the playwright of Who Cares and Salford Carers’ Service about their campaign to improve the lives of the multitude of hidden young carers across the UK providing round the clock care to family members.
84Youth Moss Side: Challenging damaging narratives and promoting peaceful change
The murder of young men in Moss Side and the imprisonment of many under joint enterprise laws has left a community traumatised. 84Youth are addressing that trauma and challenging damaging narratives perpetuating youth violence.
How corrupt is the UK?
Political economist Richard Murphy addresses this question in response to Boris Johnson claiming the UK “is not remotely a corrupt country” after being barraged by questions on ethical standards by journalists at the Cop26 summit, referring to the Owen Patterson lobbying scandal.
Local photographer highlights challenges for isolated older generation during Covid lockdowns
Vilija Skubute’s photography focussed on elderly individuals living on their own in the Manchester area, who faced months of isolation and uncertainty during the Covid pandemic lockdowns.
Helping musicians through the mental health crisis caused by Covid
Rachel Jepson set up a centre in Stockport to help musicians with their mental health during the height of the pandemic.
Mobile video screen will tell delegates in Manchester the ‘appalling’ truth about their Tory government
Anti-cuts activists are to hire a mobile video screen that will give disabled people the chance to tell members of the Conservative party attending their annual conference what they think of the government’s “appalling” breaches of their rights. Guest article from Disability News Service.