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Festival celebrates Manchester square's radical past & future

This weekend Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter was transformed from a concrete traffic interchange to vibrant hub of creative activity with green public spaces and a rooftop garden.

Making Contact: arts and sustainability

Speaking in Manchester this week, cultural and environmental experts discussed the steps being taken by cultural organisations to cut their carbon emissions, as well as the potential held by The Arts to influence behaviour in this sector.

The Rooftop Project: finding space to be Curious-in-Action in Manchester

On 28th March, a mass-collaborative, co-designed community rooftop project launches in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and for the first time is made accessible to the public for The Ladies’ Room radical history event #RooftopProject.

Ian McMillan

Local artists create world's first Northern opera

Clare Wiley sees a sneak preview of the world's first Northern Opera, 'The Arsonists'.

Q&A: Manchester Art Gallery

This year, Manchester Art Gallery has been longlisted for the Ashden Awards, which recognise organisations that promote sustainable energy. Here, Clare Wiley speaks to Amanda Wallace and Catriona Morgan, who are responsible for the gallery’s sustainability strategy.

Real Life Science at Manchester Museum

Sustainability summer school planned for Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum has won this year's Lever Prize and intends to use it to launch a summer school dedicated to sustainability.

Ginkgo seedling by Flickr user Dena van der Wal

SSSHHH!! Top Secret! "Project G" is taking shape and launches today....

Dave Barlow announces the launch of a project to mark the 34th anniversary of Manchester becoming the world's first nuclear free city

Child doing a low-carbon bag decoration at Carbon Active, a carbon literacy initiative. Photo by Jason Lock

The green heroes of Carbon Literacy

Manchester-based social enterprise Cooler Projects has won the Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement in the prestigious North-West Green Hero awards.

Pupils from St Wilfrid's RC Primary School in Hulme Launch the bid for Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool bid for £120k to inject colour and nature through wild flower spaces

Mic image by Flickr user Mika Hiltunen under a Creative Commons licence

Platform Live: Food, Cities and Human Behaviour

On October 16, 2014, there will be a half day of inspiring talks and discussion from speakers from the city, academia and all over the world exploring the challenge and opportunity of sustainability.


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