Nominations for the Manchester Culture Awards 2018 are now live! You can nominate people, groups and organisations who made culture buzz in Manchester during April 2017 to April 2018.
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The first of its kind ever to take place in our city-region, the GM fortnight of fun launches on Monday 2 July with three simultaneous events taking place from 12noon to 4pm at Manchester City Art Gallery, Central Library and Albert Square.
What’s the Word on the Street? Manchester Day returns to the city centre on Sunday 17 June and promises to be better than ever. As well as an amazing parade through the heart of Manchester, the city centre squares will feature a dazzling array of performances and mouth-watering food and drink.
The Big Lunch is the UK's biggest annual get together for neighbours. It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh. In 2017, 9.3 million people took to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to join in for a few hours of community, friendship and fun.
The Festival of Ageing will take place from the 2 July to 15 July. The celebratory event will portray a more positive view of ageing, as well as encouraging policy-makers to take the action needed to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s 907,000 older people – a figure set to rise to 1.1million in the next twenty years.
The charity Ensemble Manchester is grateful to have received a grant of £29,900 from the Lottery Heritage Fund. The project, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, will explore the culture of Manchester residents with a Central African background, particularly Cameroon.
Manchester International Festival is offering Greater Manchester residents the opportunity to host their own micro-international festival in their home or local area.
Black screens film festival is dedicated to showcase black related films and documentaries. The main goal of the festival is to create a platform where the audience can learn more about black history, what black people went through during slavery, how they have progressed since then, and the mental struggles they face in today’s society.
This Lottery Funded project and film was about raising awareness of the complex issues surrounding homelessness. It aimed to highlight the facts and the misconceptions about homelessness in the hope that attitudes change.
Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018.
Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.