Best-known for his work in TV and film, Henry Normal is rediscovering his first love, poetry. Deborah Grace catches up with him.
Andrew Simpson remembers Manchester’s first brass band.
Cath Dyson presents walks which begin and end on public transport. This time, we’re strolling along the banks of the Mersey, between two bridges.
Laura Wilkinson, appearing at Chorlton Book Festival, talks to Deborah Grace about the inspiration for her disturbing new novel, Skin Deep.
The natural world gives us beautiful landscapes and amazing soundscapes too. Katherine Watson has been deep listening
Manchester has one of the world’s most vibrant live music scenes – but you need more than musicianship to break through. Ella Parkinson talks to Chorlton Band, Cosmic Shambles.
1986: the year of Chernobyl, US bombings in Libya and the election of Chorlton’s very first Labour councillor. Andrew Simpson was there
Sick of Premiership clubs throwing their weight – and their wallets – around? West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC is the antidote. Football got fun again, says Club Secretary Rob McKay
The Mersey Valley, with its three Local Nature Reserves at Chorlton Water Park, Chorlton Ees and Fletcher Moss, as well as Sites of Biological Importance, is a vital wildlife corridor, says the RSPB’s Jenny Hackland
Labour won a 30,000 majority in the last election, but the red flag didn’t always fly in Chorlton. Andrew Simpson looks back. I wonder what an ardent Conservative or Liberal voter, born in the Chorlton of the late 19th century, might have made of that […]