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0161 Festival: an interview with the founder of Manchester’s anti-fascist festival

The festival seeks to seeks to unite communities and break down cultural barriers

Photo: Manchester Chinese Business Society

Welcoming Chinese New Year

A flash mob marked the beginning of Chinese new year celebrations

Photo: Phil Grant

Stand for freedom: the modern day fight against slavery

Ruth Squires speaks to the UoM students who stood for 24 hours as a protest against modern day slavery

Photo: Wikipedia

The 100th anniversary of womens’ suffrage with Baroness Hale

Tuesday the 6th February marked the 100th anniversary of the suffragette movement gaining rights for some women. Eva Muñoz Picazo attended a speech by Baroness Hale, President of the Supreme Court here at the University of Manchester, and recalls the lessons learnt over the last 100 years

Photo: marcello @ Flickr

A trip to hell to cure depression? Psychedelics as psychiatry with Adam Laidler

Some of his ‘visions’ may seem hard to believe…

Photo: Gene Hunt @ Wikimedia Commons

Fallow Fights Back with Holly Ledger

With Fallowfield crime rates being so talked about in the last few months, Holly Ledger is leading the way to fight back for student victims

Photo: Mike Sallabank @ Manchester Patagonia

Patagonia comes to Manchester: an interview with Alex Weller

The Mancunion sits down with the marketing director of the environmentally conscious Patagonia, as it opens first UK store in four years in Manchester

Photo: The Mancunion

EXCLUSIVE: The Mancunion visits Manchester’s animal research facility

Editor-in-Chief Kirstie O’Mahony is the first ever journalist to see the facility up close and personal

Photo: Qaisra Shahraz

Interview: Manchester’s most influential woman – Qaisra Shahraz

After being named Manchester’s most influential woman of 2017, Kizzy Bray spoke to Qaisra Shahraz about her newest book, future upcoming projects and what her identity means for the stories she weaves

photo: Invisible Manchester

Invisible Manchester with Alice Sparks

With 3,000 people are sleeping rough in Manchester, Alice Sparks is opening up the dialogue of the homelessness problem by creating jobs and thus giving a voice to those worse affected

Photo: Broady @ flickr

My experience with Greater Manchester Police

Burglaries in South Manchester are not uncommon – but when my house was ransacked in December, I at least expected Manchester Police to be on hand to help us through

Photo: Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay’s Christmas dinner

As Christmas draws ever nearer, many marginalised people such as care-leavers, could be alone this holiday. Lemn Sissay’s Christmas dinner aims to provide a special, luxury day and create more positive, magic memories for its guests