A good thief is creating a stir at Manchester Cathedral

The Good Thief’, a lifesize painting by local artist Louis Smith, is currently drawing much attention at Manchester Cathedral.  Painted in the realistic style, it...

Twenty-two Greater Manchester charities recognised for voluntary work 

Greater Manchester charities received more Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service than any other county in the UK this year with a record number getting...

Welcome the Year of the Rooster

As Manchester prepares to celebrate the start of the Chinese year of the Rooster, About Manchester takes a quick look at the History of...

Dead Sea Scrolls: how we accidentally discovered missing text – in Manchester

We really didn’t mean to find any missing texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The 2,000-year-old scrolls were found in the Qumran caves next to...

Take one artist and a 1911 steam train at MOSI

One of the first exhibits to be acquired by Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry will form the background of a unique forty eight...

‘The Clockwork Condition’: Lost sequel to A Clockwork Orange discovered in Anthony Burgess archive

A 200 page document that was planned to be the follow up to Anthony Burgess’ Clockword Orange has been discovered in Manchester. The non fiction...

New exhibition celebrates man who brought literature to the masses

An exhibition featuring the first publisher to be credited with making literature affordable to the masses is being launched today (29 January) at Manchester’s...

Reach for the Sky- The Towers of Bootle Street

Plans for the redevelopment of Jackson Row were on display for one day only this week in the Central Library and About Manchester went...

Inside Gary Neville and Ryan Gigg’s Stock Exchange Penthouse Apartment.

It will cost you £20,000 a month to rent, spread over 3,500 square feet and will be the only residential apartment in Manchester with a...

What’s in a surname

We all have a surname, but how many of us know anything about its origin and history?  A major Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)...