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The Repair Revolution comes to Manchester

24 Jun 2016 - 10:06 by michelle.foster

What do you do with a broken lamp, toaster or chair? Toss it? No way! Stitched Up are bringing repair BACK, by launching Manchester’s First Repair Cafe.

A Repair Cafe is a free community event where people get together to mend broken things. Run by volunteers, it aims to reduce waste but also to pass on important skills and provide a space for people to get to know their neighbours.

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Rapha Bike Ride

10 Jun 2016 - 10:18 by michelle.foster

Ride 220 miles with Rapha through the heart of England in one of the most demanding and rewarding events of the year, raising money for Ambitious About Autism along the way. Now in its third year, the Manchester to London challenge will be taking place on Sunday 4 September.

Riders will set off from the Manchester Velodrome at dawn, riding down the spine of the country through the Peak District, Midlands and the Chilterns before finishing at London’s Olympic Velodrome.

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Manchester Day 2016 – EUREKA!

27 May 2016 - 09:20 by michelle.foster

Come and see over 2,000 performers and artists bring Manchester city centre to life in a fusion of colour, sound and movement on Sunday 19 June, 12pm - 6pm in Mnahcestre City Centre. This year’s theme, EUREKA! will take you on an adventure of wonder, invention and curiosity as Manchester celebrates its status as European City of Science 2016.

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Thursday Lates at the Whitworth

18 Mar 2016 - 10:12 by michelle.foster

Thursday Lates at the Whitworth is an eclectic late-night opening of the gallery until 9pm every Thursday, with music, performances, talks and screenings. If you have an idea that brings art, people and ideas together and think it would make a great Thursday Late, Whitworth would like to hear from you.

To complete a proposal form visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WeHmFs6A23nNDfoaO9q2IbABjeQ7QjjAMnUsThvN-Ok/viewform

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Submit your events now to be part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016

19 Feb 2016 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Due to demand Manchester Histories (MH) is extending the deadline to submit events to be part of the next Manchester Histories Festival (MHF) to 5pm on Friday 26 February 2016.

With over 190 events and 25,000 visitors in 2014, the 4th MHF will return across Greater Manchester from the 3 to 12 June 2016 with the Manchester Celebration Day at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday 11 June 2016.

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Portland Basin Museum International Women's Day 2016 - BME Female Artists/Creators Wanted

12 Feb 2016 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

A project for Portland Basin Museum in Ashton to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 requires BME female artists and creators to submit work exploring ‘taboo’ subjects; this can include anything from race, religion, identity, immigration, mental health, addiction, domestic abuse etc.

The project hopes this will allow a space for BME women to showcase their work exploring these important issues that are often not discussed and will raise awareness amongst the public. The chosen pieces will be displayed at the museum throughout the month of March.

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Manchester Day 2016: Eureka! - Call for participants

15 Jan 2016 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council and Walk the Plank are now inviting applications for participants for this year’s Manchester DayEureka! Community groups, volunteers and organisations throughout the city are invited to apply to be part of Manchester Day 2016, which is taking place on 19 June 2016.

With your help on Sunday 19 June 2016, together Manchester’s city centre streets and squares will be transformed into a vibrant party celebrating the city and what it means to be Mancunian.

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Google Digital Garage

4 Dec 2015 - 11:14 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are really proud to be able to announce that web giant Google has chosen Manchester's Central Library as the next venue for their 'Google Garage'. This will provide free, in-person digital skills training, from everyday experts, right here in Manchester.

The Digital Garage is the place where anyone can come to give themselves a digital tune-up -- to pick up the skills they need to make the most of the web, and grow their business or career.

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Ancoats Voice Up - new arts project for the people of Ancoats

20 Nov 2015 - 10:51 by michelle.foster

Let’s Go in partnership with Great Places Housing Association have introduced a new arts project for the people of Ancoats.

Ancoat’s Voice Up will host a series of free creative workshops providing opportunities for you to explore new ways of uniting your neighbourhoods, expressing your voice and leading local action.

The artwork will be showcased at a community led celebration event on Saturday 19 March 2016.

The workshops include:

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