Nefertiti was no pharaoh, says renowned Manchester Egyptologist

Contrary to popular opinion, one of the most famous women in ancient history did not rule Egypt, according to a new book. Dr Joyce Tyldesley, an Egyptologist...

Historic London passage that influenced George Orwell reimagined by Manchester architecture students

The rich architectural heritage of an 18th century London mews that featured in 1950s cinema and the works of George Orwell is to be...

Immersive virtual reality project preserves historic Manchester synagogue

Manchester’s first post-war building and its only city centre synagogue has been digitally preserved for future generations to revisit forever in virtual reality. Manchester Metropolitan...

Erotic novelist desires help from readers to find right climactic ending to book in...

Erotic fiction writer Pamela DeMenthe will be launching her latest book ‘eVULVAlution’ at The Lowry on Thu 4 – Fri 5 April.

Local nature champions featured in a new photography exhibition at Dunham Massey

What small changes are local people doing to make a big difference to nature? A new photography exhibition at one of Greater Manchester’s largest...

Over 2,000 submissions received for the inaugural Manchester Open Exhibition at HOME

THE judges for the inaugural Manchester Open Exhibition at HOME have a huge, exciting task ahead of them as over 2,000 entries have been...

Keep calm and carry on

The truth and history behind the iconic 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster, including how it was designed months before the Second World War...

Manchester based author once dismissed for being “too African” has won a major literary...

Dr Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has been awarded the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in Fiction, which includes a grant of $165,000, to support her writing. Jennifer, a...

Manchester Poetry lecturer Andrew McMillan’s second collection ‘playtime’ released

Manchester Met University poet Andrew McMillan’s second poetry collection playtime has been released, examining how childhood and early adolescence shape our adult identities. playtime is the follow-up to McMillan’s...

Greater Manchester Fringe opens The Hive with funding for new writers

Greater Manchester Fringe has opened a brand-new curated branch of the fringe called The Hive for new writers and performers for next year’s festival. The Hive will help...