Rave On – people of Manchester invited to recall their clubbing memories

Although Manchester and its music are famous around the globe, little is known about the communities which helped to build that reputation. Popular culture...

Snapshot: The moment Securicor removed art masterpieces from the home of LS Lowry in...

When LS Lowry died in 1976, the task of clearing his house of his considerable art collection was nothing short of epic. Lowry avoided receiving...

Campaign launches to save “Kendals” but do we really love it?

It’s stood on Deansgate since the middle of the nineteenth century,it evokes nostalgic memories of days out,but its future could well be over. As Mike...

Iconic images from Manchester’s rock history go on display at Central Library

'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' includes iconic, rarely-exhibited images of legends of the city’s music scene, including Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New...

A big step towards finally recognising Oldham’s working class Suffragette

The Annie Kenney Project has taken a huge leap forward this week, with the clay statue formally being handed over to the Foundry. It’s a...

Renovation of historic Middleton school is completed

One of the most important historic buildings in Middleton has been re-opened at a special ceremony following a £590,000 revamp by us and the National...

Manchester sites among Ten Places that Uncover the History of Power, Protest and Progress...

Peter Street and the University of Manchester's Rutherford Building have been chosen among Ten Places that Uncover the History of Power, Protest and Progress Selected...

Latest BBC archive release reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the North

The latest release of material from the BBC’s Oral History collection shines a light on Olive Shapley, one of Manchester’s key figures and a...

Tiny clogs tell the poignant story of child poverty in the Industrial Revolution

A pair of children’s clogs from the Industrial Revolution stamped with the instruction “not to be pawned”, demonstrate the extreme poverty that was rife among...

Manchester to remember and renew historic friendship with Japan

Manchester is set to remember and renew an historic friendship - dating back to the height of the Industrial Revolution - with Kagoshima, Japan. Governor...