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2019 12 09 Therme Water Resort Cgi 3

Galleries, gardens and gowns - There are LOADS of things to look forward to in 2021

Live entertainment venues, museum transformations, a poetry library…and that’s just for starters

2020 03 30 Manchester Skyline Meha Art

How you can enjoy Manchester’s arts scene at home

Theatres, galleries, museums, comedy, music, literature…culture has gone online

2019 01 24 Portico Prize Longlist Joe Fenn

Which bookshops and publishers are delivering in Greater Manchester?

Support local indies and avoid Amazon with our handy guide…

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Dystopian classics to modern crime: Nine must-read Manchester novels

Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone

2020 03 04 Global Grooves

£8.6 million boost for Greater Manchester arts scene

From carnival arts to museums and festivals, 35 organisations will receive GMCA Culture Funding

2019 01 24 Portico Prize Shortlist Authors Andrew Brooks

Portico Prize winner announced - as literature scene continues to boom

From new publishers to bookshops and festivals, it’s a major year for literary Manchester

2018 04 26 Guy Garvey Credit Deirdre O’ Callaghan

Rockers, poets and Booker Prize stars: Manchester Literature Festival line-up revealed

Featuring over 100 speakers over seventeen days, MLF returns from 4-20 October

2019 08 05 Weekend Of Words

New literary festival announced for Victoria Baths

Weekend of Words launches at the Grade II* listed water palace on Friday 7 June

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Local author Frances Hodgson Burnett honoured with special post box

Featuring quotes from ‘The Secret Garden,’ it was unveiled on Princess Street as part of...

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A poem about…the nineties

'Tony Wilson Says', by Gerry Potter

2018 11 25 Glass

A poem about…alcohol

Fifteen Haiku For A Drinking Day, by Danny Moran

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The Manchester Literature Boom: 'everyone's a writer now'

Danny Moran reports on the lit scene's rude health ahead of this year's MLF (6-2...

2018 10 05 The Road To Harpurhey

A poem about… Harpurhey

Celebrating National Poetry Day with a riposte to Rudyard Kipling from North Manchester’s unofficial laureate...

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A New World of Words – exploring Massachusetts’ literary landmarks

Neil Sowerby’s road trip in search of Massachusetts’ literary landmarks took in scenery and settlements...

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A poem about... gentrification

Bricks is by Danny Moran

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A poem for... Pride

'A Gift' by Andrew McMillan​

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Five of Manchester's best independent bookshops

With Independent Bookshop Week around the corner (16-23 June), check out these local literary legends

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Slow motion greatness – cult author Jeff Noon is back

Danny Moran speaks to the man who spins rainbows out of ideas

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