I love the World Cup and every four years am gripped by the drama played out in one exciting location or another. But this year something is different. This year I have noticed, for the first time really, that – leaving aside the fans and the people watching the games on TV – the whole event is totally and utterly male. Which I never minded before, but this time round I’m missing female faces and voices to make me feel included.
This week a brilliant thing happened to me. It started off as a bad thing – relatively – and then the kindness of strangers turned it into a good thing. Which is what made it brilliant.
This week lovers of the award-winning Altrincham Market were delighted by the news that its ‘spiritual sister’ Mackie Mayor had opened its doors in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. Continue reading “Mackie Mayor opens in Manchester”
In July 2017 my family and I travelled from Manchester UK to Tuscany in Italy in our 11-year-old car. The dog was booked into a dog-sitter for three weeks, my out-of-office message was switched on and we were off, down the M6 and M1 to spend the night at a friend’s in London.
Guest post by ANNE EARLEY
Businesses in Altrincham are really getting behind Hidden Altrincham 2017 which starts on Thursday 14th September. The Con Club on Greenwood Street near Altrincham Market will be one of the restaurants getting involved, hosting an exhibition by internationally renowned artist Paola Bazz.
Today I was lucky enough to take part in the Manchester International Festival 2017, helping to create Wikipedia pages for Northern women whose achievements deserve recognition but who currently have low digital profiles.
On Monday 22 May 2017, 22 girls, women and young men were killed when a suicide bomb went off in Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. It was the deadliest terror attack in the UK since the London bombings of 2003.