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Cultivating awareness by cooking up a 'rescued food' feast

Charlotte Spring reports from Manchester’s debut Disco Soup - a family "feastival" aiming to prevent food waste through shared skills and supper.

An immersive promenade through Ordsall’s history

A new University of Salford initiative supports creative projects that benefit the local community. Clare Wiley reports.

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.

Manchester Film Co-op screening at Manchester Museum

Manchester Film Co-op - an antidote to Weapons of Mass Distraction

Sarah Redman and Laura Ager reflect on the Manchester Film Co-op and the importance of providing inclusive spaces to watch, think and talk.

Food insecurity here to stay unless we act

Dr Kingsley Purdam, Elisabeth Garratt and Professor Aneez Esmail of the University of Manchester examine food insecurity in the UK.

Image by Sue Langford of cat on blue wall

Green down your street: planning eco-neighbourhoods

A series of workshops have been held to get pro-active plans off the ground for ‘eco neighbourhoods’ across Manchester.

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.

Fracking to return to Lancashire?

The return of fracking to Lancashire came a step closer earlier this week when Lancashire County Council planning officers recommended that Cuadrilla should be allowed to conduct test drilling at the Preston New Road site in Fylde.

The Mosses Community Association: Managing The Community’s Centre

Peter Firth of The Mosses Community Association chats to Alex Wharton about building an association for the local community in a centre that wasn’t built to last.

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