Northern College Music students go for world piano record

It's a new Year and therefore it must be time for a new world record. On Thursday 23rd January sixteen students from the Royal Northern...

Trafford Victoria Warehouse to stage inaugural Music festival

Victoria Warehouse in Trafford Park is set to hold the first BBC Radio 6 Music Festival at the end of February. BBC 6 Music has...

Welcome the Year of the Horse

As Manchester prepares to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the end of this month, here at About Manchester we couldn't help but love...

Flares and flare-ups: youth gangs, fashion and violence in late Victorian Manchester and Salford

Andrew Davies, author of The Gangs of Manchester will be giving a free talk at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 23rd January at 7pm. Between...

The adventures of Annie Wilde

It is February 1918, and after several decades of protest and four years of bloody war Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes...

Travels in the air-A journey through the Portico’s scientific wonder

The cataloguing of Manchester's Portico Library collection began back in 2011.Now with around eleven thousand of the twenty five thousand volumes accounted for,...

Classics at Lunchtime

Those with an interest in music concerts may be interested in concerts taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University's All Saints Campus this term as...

The battle of Winwick Pass

Between the M6 and M62 near Newton-Le-Willows, a wooded valley branches off east-wards from the Wigan-Warrington road. The northern side of the valley, known...

Manchester comes together for Strauss Anniversary

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great German composer Richard Strauss and Manchester's three orchestras are joining forces to mark...

Tolkien WW1 gun goes on display at IWM North

The revolver issued to JRR Tolkien as a soldier on the Somme during the First World War has gone on display at the Imperial...

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