Julia Walker made Cillian Murphy’s trademark flat cap in Peaky Blinders and worked on Russell Crowe’s body armour in Gladiator. Now the theatre maker is picking up her paintbrush to pursue new creative adventures. Interview by Deborah Grace.
Best-known for his work in TV and film, Henry Normal is rediscovering his first love, poetry. Deborah Grace catches up with him.
Deborah Grace meets the inspirational former athlete Diane Modahl, now working to improve life chances for young people across Manchester.
Divorce lawyer turned author, Caroline England, talks to Deborah Grace about the inspiration for her debut novel, Beneath the Skin. What is your earliest memory? I can’t remember much before I was eight. That’s when I went to boarding school, which defined my childhood. I remember […]
Life without running water, sanitation, heating, washing or cooking facilities is not something that anyone should experience in the 21st century. Life on the streets is also dangerous and harmful to health. Average life expectancy in Manchester is 79 for men and 83 for women: […]
All eyes may be on June’s General Election, but the Greater Manchester Mayoral Election in May is a key part of the most comprehensive devolution deal for any English region. Dr Andrew Mycock talks to Ella Parkinson about why local matters too.
Deborah Grace meets Fiona Carroll, manager of Buccleuch Lodge Intermediate Care Unit in West Didsbury.
A campaign is under way to celebrate the memory of a courageous Chorlton woman who helped fight fascism in Spain and received an OBE for her work during World War II. Andrew Simpson tells her story.
Actress and octogenarian, Mona Leach, talks to Deborah Grace about her life in theatre and why she’s no plans for retirement.
After a series of pop-ups and temporary take-overs, the Real Junk Food Cafe is settling down in a place of its own. Linsey Parkinson is inspired by its director, food waste activist Corin Bell.