The Greater Manchester Campaigns Bazaar on 27 Nov

Article published: Wednesday, November 19th 2014

The Greater Manchester Campaigns Bazaar will take place on Thursday 27 November 2014 from 7pm at Academy 2 on Oxford Road. A chance to meet campaigners and activists and to find out more about what’s going on.

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.

The crisis in local news – and the developing alternatives

Article published: Thursday, September 18th 2014

Emma Hughes talks to journalists about the profiteering pushing local papers to the brink – and meets people producing their own community media.

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.

Campaigners call for closure of Yarl’s Wood Centre

Article published: Saturday, June 28th 2014

Protestors called for the closure of Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre at a rally in Manchester city centre last Saturday. Around 200 people gathered in Piccadilly Gardens for a march organised by Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST), Safety4Sisters, and Manchester Migrant Solidarity (Misol).

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.