Review: We Are Many

Article published: Friday, July 10th 2015

Director Amir Amirani’s stirring documentary We Are Many (2014) about February 15th 2003, the day that protesters around the world took to the streets to march against the imminent invasion of Iraq, offers a rousing and timely antidote to post-election apathy and despondence.

Preview: Acoustic Amnesty Women’s Aid fundraiser

Article published: Friday, July 3rd 2015

A fundraiser at Sacred Trinity church on Thursday 16 July will see all-female acts perform to raise money for Amnesty International and Women’s Aid.

Review: Free for Arts Festival in Salford and Manchester

Article published: Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Free for Arts Festival was organised by four graduates from the Visual Arts programme at The University of Salford. It included work from over 100 artists, spanning 19 venues across Salford and Manchester.

Review: Perverted Moves in the Dark at the Afflecks and Northern Quarter Music and Poetry Fest

Article published: Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Comedy sketch show Perverted Moves in the Dark is unafraid of offending and takes every opportunity to be as riotously sexual as possible. The show at the Three Minute Theatre at Affleck’s Palace, written by Sharon Heywood and Amir Rahimzadeh, is at its funniest when it introduces bizarre juxtapositions.

Snail Porridge exhibition shows rarely seen art by prisoners

Article published: Thursday, July 24th 2014

A snail with blue and white striped shell makes its way towards distant gates on the horizon, under a cloud of psychedelic colours. Sean, an inmate of HM Prison Garth, has painted the standout piece Snail Porridge, of the recent eponymous exhibition at Castlefield Gallery.

Refugee Week fundraiser for music charity in Salford

Article published: Wednesday, June 18th 2014

For a fundraising gig on Friday, Salford charity Musicians Without Borders has teamed up with the local Amnesty International group to celebrate Refugee Week 2014. The organisation uses music to help communities affected by war, displacement and torture deal with trauma. Musicians Without Borders has been running projects all over the world for 15 years.

Documentary film festival in Salford remembers the miners’ strike

Article published: Saturday, May 10th 2014

The Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford hosts a free mini film festival to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike. ‘Last Cage Down’ consists of three documentaries themed around the miners’ strike and runs from 12 to 14 May.