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...

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...

Local poet JB Barrington delivers moving poem for male suicide awareness...

Male suicide is at an all time high. In the UK, men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women. Local...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Manchester author’s book celebrates 50 years of cult TV series

This year sees the 50th anniversary of The Prisoner, the TV series which first screened on ITV in 1967. An action adventure series that broke the...

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...

Murder on the Orient Express’s connection to a 19th Century mansion...

The trailer for the latest star-studded movie version of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express has just been released. But few know that...

Meet the man who’s been called the Scorsese of Salford

The bench, the bench by the war memorial, an eight foot, graffiti tattooed Cleopatra’s Needle of a war memorial. She is about to sit...

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