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Heading for the hills: A day out in Saltaire

I’d love to go and see the David Hockney: A Bigger Picture exhibition currently on at the Roya Academy, but I can’t see me getting the opportunity. Instead we decided to to take a trip to Saltaire yesterday and check … Continue reading

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Last year’s Latitude

Apparently there was a drought in east England last year. Well, not when I visited for the Latitude Festival there wasn’t. That’s me, grinning through gritted teeth and gripping a pint as though my life depended on it. It’s around … Continue reading

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Fairy flashmob: Piccadilly fairytales

Are you stuck for something to do tomorrow? I love the sound of this event, but sadly I will be stuck teaching a lesson about David Lloyd George. If, unlike me, you can get to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station at 11am … Continue reading

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Wintry walk: The Chetham Arms, Turton

As it’s another teeth-chatteringly cold weekend in Manchester, I thought I’d share some photos from a couple of weeks ago – along with a suggestion for somewhere to cosy up with a tasty lunch before wrapping up for a wintry … Continue reading

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Bury Light Night

If you’re anywhere near Bury on Friday 14th October, you have to check out Bury Light Night. This new event sounds fantastic, with masses going on around the town centre. Personally, I’ll be heading to Kay Gardens to look at … Continue reading

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Northern Quarter hearts U, Manchester

What could be better on a sunny sunday afternoon than some al fresco beats, beers and bunting? We stumbled upon this fab street festival today in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The action is going on in and around Edge Street, Thomas … Continue reading

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Queens Park, Bolton

Clearly benefiting from a lot of recent work and investment, Queen’s Park is a mere skip from the centre of Bolton. A great playground for the kids, some lovely flowerbeds and some very steep hills for those of you who … Continue reading

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