10 Manchester books that everyone should read

World Book Day, now in its 22nd year, is a celebration of reading. And where better to start than with some stories about our...

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler will celebrate The Gruffalo’s birthday in...

The Gruffalo has become one of the best-loved children's books of recent years, and a special 20th birthday party will be held in Manchester...

Three to see this weekend: music for the mind, books to...

Gallery Oldham is holding a poetry workshop inspired by the work of local artist Dave Ball on Saturday from 11am as part of National Storytelling...

‘It’s a proper Manchester book’: writer David Nolan on his new...

David Nolan is an award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books including I Swear I Was There, about...

Explore the secrets of Manchester’s oldest building after hours – without...

Manchester's oldest building, and the oldest public reference library in the English-speaking world, Chetham's Library has been open continuously since 1653. It's a magical space,...

Stocking filler alert! The Manchester Cook Book is back with a...

When it comes to eating out in and around Manchester we're spoilt for choice. There's no shortage of places where you can enjoy great...

Obscenity and the arts: why Anthony Burgess’s lecture on censorship has...

Freedom of speech is considered one of the most important modern democratic values. It's something that is frequently discussed in an age of social...

Let’s cook! How you can help fund an Ancoats and Northern...

The Northern Quarter and Ancoats are two of the places to go for some of the quirkiest restaurants and most innovative food in the...

Manchester literary festival celebrates homegrown talent and stories from across the...

From exploring the suffragette city on a walking tour to hosting events with influential women authors and broadcasters, this year's Manchester Literature Festival will...

New Moston neighbours’ labour of love to celebrate forgotten Manchester hero

Everybody knows about Peterloo. But how many remember the Blanketeers March of 1817, when a crowd of 25,000, including 5,000 men who intended to march to...

Mancunians encouraged to donate books to children who need them most

The benefits of childhood reading extend far beyond entertainment. From encouraging cognitive development to recent research claiming higher literacy can help reduce the risk...

Move over Madchester: Galchester celebrates the creative women of Manchester

Galchester is no ordinary magazine. It's a colourful, book-sized publication by Manchester-born student Rebecca Burgum packed with photographs, interviews and articles exploring the contribution...

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