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October 31, 2017

Walking back from Angel Meadows I passed  square that was empty but for the few people walking across to Victoria, and I was hit by the sound of the skaters practising their skills, chatting and hanging out. I stopped and listened, the sound of their boards coming and...

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...

October 30, 2017

Spring Cleaning is coming early this... (pause) academic year. Won't last long as while dealing with yet another pile of miscellaneously organised books + documents, I spotted one of the English Letters penned by French philosopher Voltaire (1778). It was one of the it...

October 24, 2017

Writer Nigel Wood is working with us on MMQS, leading creative writing sessions during our Tuesday Art Studio In TLC-St Lukes Art Project. Anyone is welcome to come along 6-7pm every Tuesday (please see our whats on page for dates) The writing group will be based on so...

October 22, 2017

A brisk walk around the milenium and victoria orchards (guided by beautifully hand-drawn maps by artist in residence Alexandra Lewis available as a printed postcards set of 3 - pls contact Friends of Platt Fields Park for more info http://www.plattfields.org) brought u...

October 17, 2017

A fantastic and enthusiastic group from Back-on-Track lead by Rachel Shore and myself spent a cool blustery afternoon in Angel Meadows.

We can learn a lot about the history of Manchester in the history of Angel Meadows. Isn't it fascinating how certain locations tell a...

October 16, 2017

On my way to THE CHETHAM LIBRARY which according to JOHN HEYWOOD’S COMPLETE POCKET GUIDE TO MANCHESTER + SALFORD (1869) “is a quaint, old-world edifice, lying a little apart from the tumult of the town, + steeped in a strange monastic quiet. It has about it a curious s...

October 14, 2017

Manley Park is my local park in Whalley Range, it is also one of the smallest parks in Manchester. With its all weather pitch and playground, it is often mobbed by young people of all ages. Cricket matches take place during the Summer evenings. Dog walkers do their rou...

October 10, 2017

Fantastic way to spend World Mental Mental Health Day - recording the unique ambience and soundmarks of The Growing Together Project at Highfields Ecological Allotment Project. We spent some time reflecting on the practice of listening and what it can do for our mental...

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