Category Archives: Salford

Sweetly Sings the Donkey: Celebrating Shelagh Delaney in Her Salford Hometown

Shelagh Delaney (1938-2011) was a pioneering writer from Salford known for her brilliant plays based in the city, which continue to be widely performed today. Her work is accessible, down-to-earth and funny, and her writing addresses many issues which are … Continue reading

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Worsley — northumbrian : light

Like Runcorn, Worsley is another place I would never think to go but for the canals. Also, like Runcorn, it is on a branch of the Bridgewater Canal although in this instance it ultimately leads somewhere – to Leigh and … Continue reading

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Stories of the River Irwell — Mark Carrigan

Interesting short film made by someone I met yesterday: via Stories of the River Irwell — Mark Carrigan

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Pendleton Leads The Way With Salford Regeneration

IT was announced in 2013 that Salford City Council would receive £650-million-pound in order to regenerate the area. With the project now in full swing of its 30-year plan, here is an update on how… Source: Pendleton Leads The Way With … Continue reading

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MSS play Acoustic Amnesty!

We are playing this next week (despite the fact they can’t get our name right)!

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The Rhythm The City 7pm

We receive a steady stream of enquiries at the moment asking whether new people can join Manchester School of Samba (MSS). The answer is a most affirmative yes (rather than “yes but…”). We enjoy the excellent, energetic and accessible choreography … Continue reading

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Manchester Day Parade 2013

We have been busy preparing for the biggest parade of the year here in my home city of Manchester, The Manchester Day Parade. Modelled on American and Irish events it aims to celebrate the communities, diversity and creativity of the … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Paintings of Manchester People

A moving video profile of artist Trystram Menhinick sharing the inspiration behind his intense yet poignant paintings of people from Manchester and Salford. From the Artzu Gallery.

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A New Square for Salford!

Last night Manchester School of Samba helped inaugurate a new square in Salford (the older sister of Manchester right next door) close to city centre Manchester. Last night we looked like this: Photos courtesy of Andy Salmon, part of Chapel … Continue reading

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