Remember the 22

May 22nd 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack, an atrocity where 22 lives were taken and hundreds were injured.  It’s difficult to forget the horror as I watched the news coverage in 2017; it’s incomprehensible to imagine the reality of the terror. Floral tributes have been left at Manchester Victoria Station…

Challenge Accepted: The 3 Peaks

I love hiking.  Some people find it strange that a 19 year old university student would say this, but it’s true….  I repeat:  I love hiking. That’s why I have decided to take on my biggest challenge yet:  The Three Peaks Challenge. In June 2019, as part of Manchester Raise and Give (RAG), we are…

The Story behind The Warehouse Project

Established in 2006, The Warehouse Project’s founders Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel set out to create a unique event that was “more than any normal club night.”  Influenced by acid house events, and a desire to continue Sankeys and Haçienda’s legacy in Manchester, this article is an exploration of WHP philosophy, its aesthetics and how…

The Coffee Crawl: MCR edition: Part II.

Continuing my ‘Coffee Crawl’ around Manchester. Next stop, Pot Kettle Black in the Barton Arcade on Deansgate. Priding themselves in speciality coffee and brunch, PKB had an easy, relaxed vibe.  I love the Express Hatch, perfect for grabbing an on-the-go coffee. My heart shaped cappuccino was served on a silver tray with a chocolate wafer –…

The Coffee Crawl: MCR edition: Part I.

I’ve finally taken the leap and started what I’ve always aspired to do: write a blog.  On saying that, I have picked a questionable time to do it.  Slap bang in the middle of summer exams. For many students at this time of year you’ve resorted to coffee, hoping the caffeine fix will give you…