Tag: manchester

  • How would someone define Manchester through art?

    How would someone define Manchester through art?

    JULIAN BORRERO is a designer in the city. In a project which saw the graphic artist create pieces which both needed to encapsulate and explicate the very soul of Manchester, Julian’s work gained a particular – and very cool – niche of attention. He’s just come fresh from a Noise Lab rapid art exhibition (NOISE […]

  • A Review of Sheff Doc Fest – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #40

    A Review of Sheff Doc Fest – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #40

    MANCHESTER, I LOVE YOU BUT… Sheffield rocked my world this month. First up was the Sheffield Doc Fest with the manc indie film cool kids, Future Artists. From the 3-7th November, filmmakers showcased new work alongside workshops, seminars and debates. My personal highlight was The War for Diverse Talent with Annmarie Dixon-Barrow, who spoke of […]

  • Manchester Science and Comedy Festivals Review – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #39

    Manchester Science and Comedy Festivals Review – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #39

    MANCHESTER IS A PLETHORA of festivals this month, so if you pop down for any evening that you’re free there will something special and one-night-only, or maybe two-night-only, guaranteed. With the Manchester Food Festival over (no more homemade soup in the city centre, sad times) and the weekend before last saw the closedown of the […]

  • How To Spend A Day In Manchester – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #38

    How To Spend A Day In Manchester – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #38

    IT’S ABOUT TIME I DID a speedy guide. Not because I’ll write one more genuine than a national magazine did, and in fewer words, but because sometimes, you need a winning plan. So. What if you want the mischief on offer but you’ve never been before? How To Spend A Day In Manchester #TheMancPlan: 1. […]

  • What Was ‘The North Manchester Manifesto’?

    What Was ‘The North Manchester Manifesto’?

    THIS IS REALLY INSPIRING. I found a flyer in the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme, Manchester, whilst attending a workshop and I really wanted to put it on my blog as it stood out so much. It’s called the Reclaim: North Manchester Manifesto. I’ve decided to copy it up as a blog post from the Urbis […]

  • Eating in Manchester on a Sunday – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #37

    Eating in Manchester on a Sunday – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #37

    Manchester Food Review from GIRL ABOUT TOWN With the sun’s recent-but-brief appearance in the rainy-city, everyone went out for Sunday wind-down drinks. (Some for Sunday-mistake drinks at Varsity on Oxford St, but it’s their Monday morning they’ll have to deal with…) A place I cannot recommend enough for a lively Sunday evening is the Bar […]

  • ‘Letters to Fiesta’ are a band that loves badgers…

    ‘Letters to Fiesta’ are a band that loves badgers…

    LETTERS TO FIESTA ARE MANCHESTER’S VERY LATEST addition to the bustling nu-folk, anti-folk, mixed-up folk scene.   Currently, it’s the knitwear figureheads Gideon Conn, The Travelling Band and Jo Rose who are leading the way across the craney city. The Travelling Band even made it on the soundtrack for the Ian Dury biopic, Sex and […]

  • Review of Lava Bar, Manchester – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #36

    Review of Lava Bar, Manchester – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #36

    LAVA BAR. SO CALLED not because of any volcanic rock features within the bar (though this would be ridiculously cool, I’m not sad enough to suggest that the exposed brickwork is meant to represent such) but because of the lava lamps dotted around the windowsills. Review of Lava Bar, Manchester – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN […]