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Love for the Streets at the Whitworth

A programme of events including conferences, art, and live music, as part of Manchester Homelessness Awareness Week

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After Twilight: A Youth take over of the Whitworth

Putting young South Asian talent on the agenda, the Whitworth Young Contemporaries launched an evening full to the brim with conceptual art and emerging musicians to bring diversity back into galleries

Photo: Yasmeen Mjalli

Socially engaged art: the feminist genre of change?

Fighting for women’s freedom from harassment, activist Yasmeen Mjalli discusses how she weaponises the medium of protest art to create social change in the West Bank

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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

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Meghan Markle: the feminist, not the fiancé

In the wake of the media storm surrounding Meghan Markle, James Johnson takes account of the narratives surrounding the history of our newest royal

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16 days of activism at Manchester University Students’ Union

Why the Students’ Union is currently covered in orange posters and banners

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Fashion player of the week: Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah’s charitable work and determination prove that fashion is more than conventional beauty

Just Fest 2016 Photo: University of Manchester Students' Union

Review: JustFest 2016

The 2016 JustFest is bigger than ever and is successful in making issues of social justice more accessible to students and young people

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Live: Massive Attack

Massive Attack hit the musical standard they’ve set for themselves, but leave the crowd uneasy with their heavy-handed activism

Panelists from Your Place or Mine? Photo credit: Jessie Cohen


Jessie Cohen explores theatrical spectatorship in Queer Theatre – is it a step towards political activism or a force for perpetuating passivity?

Veteran: Tim Gee has been heavily involved in activism for almost a decade

“Social change sometimes happens in unpredictable ways”

Andrew Williams meets political activist Tim Gee, the author of Counterpower: Making Change Happen – a new history of protest politics and a blueprint for future activism