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Disco Soup Manchester: party with a purpose

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester is bringing a fabulous food waste festival to the city in partnership with the Wonder Inn. Art, activities, games and music will accompany the main event, Manchester’s first ever Disco Soup!

Butterfly giveaway on election day

Artist Romuald Hazoumè gives away the butterflies from six of his compositions currently featured at Manchester Museum to encourage political engagement.

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.

Hulme Community Garden Centre

Rachel Summerscales, the Centre Manager of Hulme Community Garden Centre, tells Alex Wharton about working with nature and balancing books in an interview for the GMLIP Realising the Potential of Community Hubs project.

Festival celebrates Manchester square's radical past & future

This weekend Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter was transformed from a concrete traffic interchange to vibrant hub of creative activity with green public spaces and a rooftop garden.

Making Contact: arts and sustainability

Speaking in Manchester this week, cultural and environmental experts discussed the steps being taken by cultural organisations to cut their carbon emissions, as well as the potential held by The Arts to influence behaviour in this sector.

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.

Ian McMillan

Local artists create world's first Northern opera

Clare Wiley sees a sneak preview of the world's first Northern Opera, 'The Arsonists'.

Q&A: Manchester Art Gallery

This year, Manchester Art Gallery has been longlisted for the Ashden Awards, which recognise organisations that promote sustainable energy. Here, Clare Wiley speaks to Amanda Wallace and Catriona Morgan, who are responsible for the gallery’s sustainability strategy.

Real Life Science at Manchester Museum

Sustainability summer school planned for Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum has won this year's Lever Prize and intends to use it to launch a summer school dedicated to sustainability.

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