This month we are in Bury, where photographer Gary Roberts found a place brimming with history and social change – for better or worse.
When music critic Mike Butler discovered a folk legend in Manchester’s midst it was the beginning of much more than an adventure in sound.
A project funded by English Heritage, with volunteer support from the University of Manchester, revealed the links between archaeology, social history, and the lives of former residents.
Last weekend, Manchester United’s men’s, women’s and youth teams all marked the anniversary of the 1958 crash at games and services both here and in Germany. Zoe Hodges reports on an emotional weekend.
The Working Class Movement Library celebrated Engels Week last Thursday (24 November) with an evening of empowering songs by Joe Solo and Johnny Campbell.
This week’s Friends of the Meteor is from Dmitrijs Andrejevs, an academic at the University of Manchester, on the subject of former Soviet states removing monuments from the days when they were part of the USSR.
This year’s Peterloo rally made connections between the political struggles of the past and the present, yet many Mancunians remain unaware of the significance of this democratic protest.
Castlefield Viaduct: Manchester’s new park in the sky could transform the city – but who will benefit?
This week’s guest article is by Ian Mell, Reader in Environmental & Landscape Planning at the University of Manchester. He considers the possible impact of the city’s new sky park, and whether the benefits will be enjoyed by all Mancunians.
The events of the 1819 Peterloo massacre still echo in politics today, with our right to protest, strike and protect our city’s heritage under threat from elites. This year’s commemorations feature speakers, music, a talk on media democracy – and a protest to save the historic Britons Protection pub from developers.
The British born Thomas Paine played a fundamental part in the American Revolution, which led to the formation of the world’s most powerful democracy.
The radical free thinker’s life is depicted in Paul Fitzgerald’s new graphic novel PAINE. The author answers The Meteor’s questions on Paine’s pivotal role in the American Revolution, how he fell foul of the French Revolution, and what the arch anti-royalist would have made of the Queens Platinum Jubilee.