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Bring Me Sunshine: Sunshine House Community Hub

The people of Sunshine House Community Hub tell Alison Crush of GMCVO about creating a safe and supportive environment for local people.

Photograph by kind permission of Jonathan Nicholson

Manchester: A Certain Future, 2nd Annual General Meeting and MACF Annual Report 2015

On Tuesday 7th July, around 200 people gathered at Manchester Town Hall for the second annual general meeting of the Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group.

'Manchester Town Hall' by Steve Parkinson

An open letter to Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester

In this open letter, Steady State Manchester’s Mark Burton invites Tony Lloyd, the newly appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, to take steps to redress the democratic deficit in the devolution deal. 

Q&A: Lucy Danger, EMERGE chief executive

Lucy Danger chats to Clare Wiley about tackling food waste and why compromise can be crucial for successful collaborations.

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.

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