Author: jblake

Manchester’s Festival of Libraries events announced

Manchester’s libraries are firmly back in business with a five-day festival as the pandemic eases. The festival will take place from the 9th – 13th June and will honour Greater Manchester’s renowned network of 133 libraries with a free programme of over 80 events. The activities range from music, dance, poetry, outdoor trails and activism, as well […]

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Is this the last Christmas for the 180-year-old church where Emmeline Pankhurst was married?

A 180-year-old church in Weaste has faced many challenges in the past but the coronavirus could finally force its closure. St. Luke’s Church, where Suffragette Emiline Pankhurst was married, is appealing for £10,000 to enable it to reopen in 2021. Reverend Daniel Burton and Reverend Charlie Gorton are spearheading the bid to keep the church […]

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