Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Jazz on a summer's eve #mjf2016

Day 4 of the 21st annual Manchester Jazz Festival saw lots of free events, which are always a great opportunity to try something new. I really enjoyed The Firebird Quartet and there were some other great bands too. A well attended day with plenty of good food and drink too, but the usual dearth of female musicians. Why are so may jazz ensembles male-only? It's 2016 not 1956...

Monday, 25 July 2016

Monday Mural: Prince of Tib Street

Great to see tables and chairs in the sunshine at Tib Street Gardens. A good Prince mural too, by Aske. Monday Mural.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

#SummerIntheCity #Manchester #CityDailyPhoto Time for a breather

Park life, bike, smartphone, sunshine and all is right with the world. I am off on my holidays so won't be posting at Mancunian Wave for 10 days or so. If you are missing me then you can follow my updates on Instagram at ChrissyCurlz

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Weekend Reflections: First serve on First Street


The Manchester workers take a breather after another shift, catching up with the Wimbledon tennis.The large screen is reflected in a nearby restaurant. Weekend Reflections.


Friday, 8 July 2016

#SkywatchFriday: evening commute with an 18C #vegetarian

The weekend is here! The Joseph Brotherton statue- he was a pioneering vegetarian in the 18th & 19th centuries- by the River Irwell on my walk home tonight In 1805 he joined the Salford Swedenborgian Church. The church, led by William Cowherd, was renamed the Bible Christian Church in 1809. In 1816 Cowherd died, and Brotherton became a minister. The church required abstention from the eating of meat or drinking of alcohol. In 1812 Martha Brotherton was the author of Vegetable Cookery, an early vegetarian cookbook.

Skywatch Friday.


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

#LoveOnTheDole @islingtonmill #SalfordCommunityTheatre #BattleofBexleySquare

Love On The Dole from 5-9 July at Islington Mill.

A powerful and moving piece of theatre (a promenade performance) which started at Islington Mill and later took to the streets of Salford with the audience participating in a re-enactment of the 1931 Battle of Bexley Square. Amazing performance by the Salford Community Theatre, based on the book (I hesitate to say novel, as it was sadly all too true to life) by Walter Greenwood. It was a film too, in 1941, with Deborah Kerr that was banned.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Monday, 4 July 2016

#MondayMural: Hope off of Swan Street

A service user portrayed in a moment of thought, hope or despair, on the side of a building where a fantastic support service for addictions is housed. The mural was created in May for the Cities of Hope festival. Monday Mural.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Gorton prom

Photo taken by Tim Sutton-Brand of a Sixth Form leavers prom at Gorton Monastery last week. Linking today with church architecture globally at Inspired Sundays.


Saturday, 2 July 2016

Friday, 1 July 2016

City Daily Photo theme day: Look down

Look Down is this month's theme and here we are on a balloon flight the other week.We took off from afield next to Hack Green secret nuclear bunker near Nantwich in Cheshire and drifted into Shropshire. In the over privileged part of the world are all used to flying and seeing the world like this, but for me the most amazing aspect was the sound. You could hear all things form below in all directions at once, over a vast distance. Children playing, birdsong, farm yard animals in fields and even the rustling of the trees as we blew over copses. A fascinating experience.

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