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Laura Ager speaks to Kolyn Amor, contributor to the Gothic Manchester festival

Crafting the Weird at Gothic Manchester Festival 2015

Laura Ager speaks to Kolyn Amor of Salford's Sacred Trinity church about the darker side of Manchester’s cultural scene.

'What comes next?': Manchester tackles global inequality

Deborah Linton explores global inequality and considers the influence of the new Global Development Institute.

Laura Ager on Brighter Sound

Manchester music: The future's Bright(er)

The Alternative? Laura Ager profiles Brighter Sound, a producer of creative music projects and events based in Manchester.

Q&A: Walter Leal, professor of environment and technology

Walter Leal is a Professor of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He chats to Clare Wiley about tackling climate change quickly and smartly.

A self-help group selling Custard Apple seeds cultivated using small-scale irrigation practices in Kibwezi, south-eastern Kenya (October 2012)

Adapting to climate change — a global approach

The world’s leading agencies are convening in Manchester this month to ask: how do we adapt to climate change?

The Mustard Tree. Photo by Tony West.

Health inequalities and shared responsibilities

A new report examines health inequalities in deprived communities across Greater Manchester. 

Q&A: Tim May, Professor & Co-Director of SURF

As part of our series of academic profiles, we chat with Tim May, Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) at the University of Salford.

Image courtesy of Flickr user Joshua Poh

Time to disinvest?

The lecture halls may have fallen silent, and students disappeared for their summer holidays, but there is still a lot of deep thinking being done in the corridors of power at the University of Manchester (UoM).

Q&A: Alex Wharton, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

Next in our series of academic profiles, we chat with Alex Wharton, a Research Fellow at the University of Salford with interests in the co-production of knowledge and urban spaces.

Inspiring kids and communities with nature in urban Manchester

A Forest Schools project centred on the Moston Fairway nature reserve inspires Moston and Newton Heath communities to come together and engage with nature.

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