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A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics – Brain Pickings

  A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation. Source: A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics – Brain Pickings

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Manchester: New Year, New Restaurants

Being a massive foodie I thought the best way to start the year off is with a blogpost on new(ish) restaurant openings in my hometown, Manchester. I’m so happy lots of great restaurant chains from down south are starting to migrate … Continue reading

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Stuart McCallum – “City”

City is Manchester guitarist and composer Stuart McCallum’s most recent effort under Naim. The McCallum-Spaven co-written project embodies a fusion of ambient-electronic and jazz soundscapes with various notable collaborations; where he fuses acoustic and electronic instruments to create a distinct sound. Some of his influences include … Continue reading

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Supercommuting: is it worth it?

By Rebecca Jackson In recent years there has been a surge in the number of people in the UK being classed as ‘supercommuters’ – people who travel more than 90 minutes to work each day. And figures from the TUC … Continue reading

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Migrant solidarity in London and Manchester

Two activists, Ewa Barker and Kate Bradley, discuss their involvment in migrant solidarity in London and Manchester Ewa Barker initiated Manchester to Calais. Here she explains the dynamic within the movement in Manchester The response to our page on Facebook was … Continue reading

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“London, London”: Brazil’s Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil in exile – Part 1

In 1969 the young singer-songwriters Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil were expelled from military-ruled Brazil. They made their way to London – then the global capital of youth culture – where they spent the next two and a half years … Continue reading

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Feature: Wahaca Manchester – Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange is a grade II listed building (situated near the printworks, ew!) and it’s a bit of a looker – that curve gets me every time. Recently Pho set up shop in there, followed closely by Byron and … Continue reading

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Stride-by Sextet

A favourite of this flâneur: the stride-by shot. These six were taken in the following cities, in order: London, Berlin, Rhodes (Greece), Leeds, Manchester, London. I’m drawn to the architectural aspects of the street scene, and whereas a couple of years ago … Continue reading

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England’s Christmas Markets

We have been to three Christmas markets here in England.  My first experience was the market in Manchester, England.  This was the market that got me hooked and caused me to drag my family to one every year.  More than … Continue reading

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