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Creative community at Salford's Islington Mill

The Alternative? Laura Ager takes a look inside Islington Mill, a unique creative space and arts centre in Ordsall, Salford.

Inspire People

Levenshulme Inspire: Inspiring People and Unlocking their Potential

Inspire CIC talk to Morag Rose of Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO) about inspiring Levenshulme and unlocking its potential.

Your invitation to Manchester: A Certain Future's 2015 AGM

Manchester: A Certain Future's AGM is on 7 July at Manchester Town Hall with Sir Richard Leese opening and a keynote from Craig Bennett, the new Executive Director of Friends of the Earth.

Peak Valley Housing Association: Opening Up The Hub

Sam Cooper of the Peak Valley Housing Association chats to Alex Wharton about The Hub, a new community centre in Hattersley and Mottram.

An A to Z-arts approach to culture in the city

The Alternative? Laura Ager profiles Z-arts in Hulme and reflects on grassroots culture in the city.

Earth Hour in Brunei by Earth Hour

Should every hour be Earth Hour?

From dark skies to lower energy bills, there’s never been a better time to join the global switch off - and for more than an hour.

Sun set to shine on Manchester schools

Two schools in Greater Manchester have completed the first phase of an ambitious project that will enable them to begin generating their own electricity using solar power.

The Rooftop Project: finding space to be Curious-in-Action in Manchester

On 28th March, a mass-collaborative, co-designed community rooftop project launches in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and for the first time is made accessible to the public for The Ladies’ Room radical history event #RooftopProject.

SSH Thermal Imaging Photo - ETI

Greater Manchester wins a place in £80m trial of smart heat and energy modelling

A trial of new energy modelling software could help Greater Manchester deliver a ‘master plan’ for sustainable local heating.

'The Langworthy Link' by Flickr user mwmbwls

The Cornerstone of community

Beth Perry talks to John Phillips, from Salford’s Langworthy Cornerstone about some of the challenges and joys of running a community centre.

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