MANCHESTER

LGBTQ

Manchester's Drag Scene Is Lively as Hell

There's no way that queer venues can survive without heterosexual patronage, but does that mean that the LGBTQ scene loses something as a result?
Ben Charlie Smoke
8.16.19
Food

Why So Many Celebrities Still Open Restaurants

As Ed Sheeran launches a restaurant in Notting Hill and Pep Guardiola gives his backing to a Catalan-inspired eatery, what compels famous people to enter the notoriously precarious restaurant world?
Kamila Rymajdo
8.6.19
Save Yourselves

The Impossibility of Running an Eco-Friendly Music Festival

British festivals produce about 23,500 tonnes of waste every year. Can initiatives like plastic bottle bans ever truly counteract this?
Kamila Rymajdo
5.30.19
events

Mezze and Moussaka: The MUNCHIES Supper Club in Manchester

All the delicious things we ate at our Middle Eastern-inspired dinner with Old Blue Last Beer and The Ottö-Men this week.
Kamila Rymajdo
2.7.19
brands

Your City Is Not a Brand

Corporations are trying to take over our civic identity. Don't let them.
Dan Hancox
1.18.19
Interviews

How Manchester's Somali Community Helped to Transform Moss Side

We spoke to the artists behind the new multimedia project "See My Dunya", which looks at Somali identity and the community's positive impact on Manchester since the 1990s.
Kamila Rymajdo
1.7.19
BFI London Film Festival 2018

Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' Is the Important History Lesson You Never Had

The British director's new film shows our past still has political relevance today.
Caroline Frost
11.5.18
food waste

This Catering Company Turns Landfill Food into Office Lunches

Open Kitchen in Manchester salvages its ingredients from what other companies deem to be waste food.
Kamila Rymajdo
9.20.18
Diana

The Princess Diana Funeral Reenactment Was as Odd as It Sounds

The People's Princess got The People's Funeral.
Kamila Rymajdo
9.13.18
wildfires

This Is What's Left of Saddleworth Moor After the Worst Wildfire in Memory

We spoke to residents near the Greater Manchester moorland, whose homes were surrounded by the worst of a record-breaking series of blazes across the UK this summer.
Daniel Dylan Wray
8.7.18
Restaurants

Can Manchester’s New Night Czar Make Tipping Fair?

After a local restaurant was shamed for taking waitstaff tips, Parklife founder and newly appointed Night-Time Economy Advisor for Greater Manchester Sacha Lord hopes to introduce a “gold standard in tipping.”
Kamila Rymajdo
8.6.18
Far right

Manchester Spent the Weekend Telling the FLA to Fuck Off

The far-right is trying to hijack the Manchester bombing anniversary.
Marcus Raymond
5.21.18
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