Self-determination

Posted on Posted in Chorlton, music

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. Cosmic Shambles are Sam (guitar and lead vocal), Charlie (drums) and Theo (bass). Sam: “We’ve been […]

Solidarity of Labour

Posted on Posted in Chorlton, politics

1986: the year of Chernobyl, US bombings in Libya and the election of Chorlton’s very first Labour councillor. Andrew Simpson was there The councillor’s name was David Black and his election marked a turning point for Labour in South Manchester: the following year, Keith Bradley […]

Go West!

Posted on Posted in Chorlton, Didsbury, sport

Sick of Premiership clubs throwing their weight – and their wallets – around? West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC, with its family-friendly values and warm welcome – as well as its ultras, vegan songs and fantastic beer – is the antidote. Football got fun again says […]