Book review: Boy Number 26 – Tommy Rhattigan’s harrowing tale of...

If you think the worst thing that could happen to a seven-year-old boy was to be lured into a house by Myra Hindley on...

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...

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...

Book review: Yesterday We Were in America – the story of...

The English thriller dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries when a coterie of writers produced a series of ripping yarns like...

Manchester’s magnificent Portico Library reveals its hidden treasures

Did you know there is a Grade II listed Greek Revival-style library in the centre of Manchester you can look round for yourself? The Portico...

Meet the man who’s writing an encyclopaedia of Manchester

As well as introducing the city’s famous sights, sounds and stories - and revealing its dark secrets - to more than 10,000 tourists a...

Best-selling author who escaped Moors Murderers fell victim to child care...

Author Tommy Rhattigan, whose harrowing account of his life as a seven year-old surviving crippling poverty and brutal abuse in the slums of inner...

Book review: Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor by Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam’s latest book begins with a haircut. And a very particular one at that. A twenty-odd-year-old Dave is having a close trim in...

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,...

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...

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...

MancBook Review: Sirens by Joseph Knox

Morrissey could be right. So we've taken a leaf out of his book and started our very own book club. But not just any...

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