University of Salford digitises world’s largest collection of Brass Band News

The University of Salford Library is making the world’s largest collection of Wright & Round’s Brass Brand News available digitally for the first time. Wright...

Community at the heart of project bringing new life to the home of Manchester’s...

For 70 years the Platt Hall Gallery, at the crossroads of Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side, has housed Manchester Art Gallery’s costume collection. Generations of...

Rochdale’s cotton road will weave its heritage trail

A year after featuring in a hit television documentary Rochdale's famous Cotton Famine Road is in the news again following a huge cash injection...

Letter discovered from Manchester suffragist despairs at men resisting fight for vote

A letter has been unearthed from one of Manchester’s most celebrated suffragists that colourfully lambasts men resisting the campaign for women’s rights. Historian Michala Hulme...

Represent! 2018 Banner Display at the People’s History Museum

Historic banners telling the story of how people have fought for representation will be going on display from January 2018 at the People’s History Museum, as it marks...

Salford Cathedral to close for multi million pound restoration project

Salford Cathedral is to close for most of 2023 as the 173 year old building will be given a revamp which aims to revive...

Hookey on hand as Salford firsts celebrated with unveiling of stunning sculpture

The city that had England’s first public library, first public park, and first horse drawn tram service – amongst many other firsts - has...

Manchester Town Hall bells to fall silent as work continues on restoration project

Manchester Town Hall’s fabled eight-ton hour bell, Great Abel, will temporarily cease to chime from noon on Thursday 25 June, as work on the...

VE Day Seventy five years ago Manchester prepares to celebrate

Seventy five years ago this week, the City of Manchester was preparing to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. Plans were being prepared...

First image from Mike Leigh’s Peterloo is released

The first image from Mike Leigh’s historical drama Peterloo have been released. Three years in the making and starring Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, Philip Jackson, Karl...