February 27, 2018

How much of the earth should we set aside for wildlife in order to protect diversity?

This is the question to be discussed at the Symposium Zoological Society of London this week

Based on this question, The Nature Needs Half Movement is "a science-based and common-sense...

February 21, 2018

rolling wheels lead to beeping 

idling engines on wet roads

chatter, coughing, feet shuffling

laughter surrounds the swish of puddles

distant traffic breathing by the gushing water

the banging knocking bus diesel engine

carries on the wind

traffic chatter, chatter traffic


February 20, 2018

On Tuesday 13th February 2018 a group made up of participants from TLC St Lukes and Manchester Community Qigong Group walked from a meeting place in front of Sainsburys corner of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street along the canal to Castlefiend and over onto the Bridge...

January 23, 2018

I am genderless like cacti and certain species of fish…

19 Jan 2018 | 3 - 7.30pm

CRiSAP presents an event exploring Voice, Intelligent Machines and Identity

At London College of Communication

Led by Cathy Lane

Part of the Beyond 2001: New Horizons exhibition


January 23, 2018

Today I attended the event to celebrate the culmination of artist Vic McEwans Harmonic Oscillator project hosted by Clive Parkinson of Arts and Health in Manchester. In the cinema at HOME, Clive presented Vic's work and their collaboration together with Clive acting as...

December 20, 2017

Yesterday we had our mid-year 'sharing' event to tell the story of Mapping MCR's Quiet Spaces so far...

The event took place at St Lukes Church in Ardwick, Manchester in a very atmospheric space creating a special quiet encounter of its own as we sat in silence listenin...

October 31, 2017

Whitworth Art Gallery in half term is not a quiet space...

But we still managed to find quiet corners and space for reflection and listening and looking.

Even in the drizzle and wet the seats at the 'back' entrance quadrangle provide enough shelter from the elements to e...

September 27, 2017

Yesterday we ran two workshops with the Growing Together therapeutic horticulture project at Highfields Allotment in Levenshulme.  It has been a few years since I last visited the project and so much has changed, the garden has matured, the building gives a real centre...

September 25, 2017

Lots of walking events across Greater Manchester during this week which also coincides with half term for many school aged chidlren.

Find out more about this Walking Week and how you can get involved:

Visit Transport for Greater Manchester Website

You can search for your...

September 12, 2017

Catch yourselves a Bat Walk before they go into hibernation!

Saturday evening was the annual Bat Walk organised by Friends of Platt Fields Park. Gathering in the Lakeside Centre at 6pm for tea and biscuits and to see the lovely photos and quotes from people about the pa...

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