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Excavating The Reno: an interview with Linda Brogan

Ellie Tivey talked to Linda Brogan about her 18 month excavation project of The Reno, the funk and soul club that once was host to such legends as Bob Marley and Muhammad Ali

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The Human Library: ‘an inclusive world’ with founder Ronni Abergel

Kizzy Bray and Raine Beckford talk to Ronni Abergel, the founder of The Human Library to discuss the organisations collaboration with Heineken, challenging prejudices and the importance of conversation to stop violence

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Keeping it cozy: An interview with Paul Famutimi

Two weeks after launching ‘Cozyvert’, Raine Beckford chats to Paul ‘Cozy P’ Famutimi about why dressing down is the new dressing up

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The creative space: Hilda with Rishi Pelham and Megan Purvis

This month’s Creative Space winners were Rishi Pelham and Megan Purvis, University of Manchester graduates whose new film, ‘Hilda’, is soon to be set for release. Ellie Tivey chats to the pair about their “passion project” and the importance of telling it like it is

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A Student Life: Benjamin Mouquet

Ruth Squires talks to Benjamin Mouquet, the University of Manchester graduate helping build a better community with The Dealer App, which donates money to homeless of Manchester whilst giving it’s customers great deals for dining out in the city

Rupert Rixon (middle) talks to students at Red Academy, photo provided by Perspective Pictures

Interview: Rupert Rixon, founder of Perspective Pictures

Rupert Rixon, founder and CEO of Perspective Pictures, talks to The Mancunion about why students should be focussing on gaining practical work experience and life skills

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The Black Narrative: A new way of thinking

Doudy’s project aims to bring more black voices to the UK’s media

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30 years queer: the Mancunion centre at the heart of LGBT+ resistance

With the 30 year anniversary of the first fully publicly funded ‘gay centre’ built in Europe’s opening soon approaching, Kizzy Bray talks to Dr. Ali Hanbury, the centre manager to discuss links with UoM, plans for the future and why places like The Proud Trust are just as important today as they were 30 years ago

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The new MASH Mobile

Editor-in-Chief Kirstie O’Mahony talks to the women at MASH who make the streets a safe and welcoming place for sex workers in Manchester

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A Student Life: Matt Harvison, creator of the Fallowfield safety petition

After a recent surge in violent crime with students in Manchester being the prime target, Kizzy Bray meets the UoM student petitioning for the police and mayor Andy Burnham to take action for safety in Fallowfield

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Ignored Histories: Empire in Education with Anindita Ghosh

As we continue our theme of black history month, this week Ellie Tivey talks to UoM senior lecturer Anindita Ghosh to discuss why history classrooms around the country are severely lacking in education on colonialism and how this is affecting our understandings of the world

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An uncertain future: the student-led charity projects that need your help

With a lack of volunteers, student-led projects at the University of Manchester helping adults with learning disabilities have an uncertain future. Kizzy Bray talks to three volunteers about what potential volunteers need to know and how to get involved