Tag Archives: Manchester

The Definitive Guide To Japanese Manchester — Yamato Magazine

Travelling is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge of the world. But it’s not the only way to embrace a new culture. Exploring local communities and experiences are eye-opening in their own right. I’m fascinated by Japan … Continue reading

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When It Breaks It Burns – ColetivA Ocupação Bring Brazilian Political Activism to Moss Side — THE PLAY’S THE THING

“Let’s occupy the schools. Let’s occupy the streets. Let’s occupy the theatres. Let’s occupy everything.” ColetivA Ocupação is a collective group of students from various districts of São Paulo. Their lives were drastically altered by the high school occupations of … Continue reading

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Influential American business magazine sings the praises of Stockport | I Love Manchester

“American tourists who know and love Britain expect history to greet them at every turn”, writes veteran travel writer Gretchen Kelly in the latest issue of influential American business magazine Forbes. “In Bath, the Regency comes to life right out of … Continue reading

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Liam Hopkins. Love and soul in the making.

Liam Hopkins has the best (and simplest) job description in the world. ‘Maker.’ It all started when he was a kid in a home where televisions, radios or kettles were never chucked out, they were disassembled and examined. “I was … Continue reading

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Connections and Combinations 2: Manchester 2017

In the second film in the series, Maurice visits ‘Cottonopolis’, as Manchester was known in the 19th Century, to explore its place in the history of the industrial revolution – as well as the evolution of the democratic movement.

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Out on the tiles — Welcome to the Beautiful North

Readers of some of my other posts may know that I am very fond of ceramics, in particular the high-glazed pottery tiles synonymous with the Victorian arts and crafts movement. I love the lustrous decadence of the rich intense colours … Continue reading

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Large-Scale Drawings of the United Kingdom’s 69 Cities by Carl Lavia

Self-taught artist Carl Lavia, who goes by the nickname “Sketch,” has been drawing intricate cities and architecturally-minded illustrations since he was the age of five. Although his early works were imaginative renderings of fictionalized cities, his practice has grown into immensely … Continue reading

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Manchester day 2016 – a little film made by Corey Beautyman

That’s us (Manchester School of Samba) in the red ponchos with black hats!

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Manchester Baby: world’s first stored program computer

This video was produced by Google as a tribute to the “Manchester Baby”—the first computer to run a program electronically stored in its memory. This was a flagship moment, described by some as the “birth of software”. To find out … Continue reading

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The Hidden History of Manchester’s River Medlock IV

In this video we are following Manchester’s River Medlock through Holt Town the Location of Manchester’s first Mill Colony similar to Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire. We look at other oddities such as some steps that featured in Shelagh Delaney’s … Continue reading

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