When Drew Wilby headed down to his local community-owned coop, Village Green, he was amazed how much variety and choice they could fit into one small but extremely well seasoned store.
Ahead of Valentine’s Day this Sunday (14th), Manchester’s Corn Exchange is to unveil a special ‘Messages from Manchester’ mural that is expected to bring positivity to residents on the international celebration of romance, add a dash of history to the city via some celebrity portraits, as well as raise money for We Love MCR.
This January we chose not to embrace giving up anything additional, and instead focus on embracing a few joys at home, including cocktail making. London-based Coupette offer an ideal online cocktail kit for those wanting to try.
Matthew Eden’s short story of two boys’ home tree of secrets and companionship.
We are seeking submissions for a new regular column: Friday Fiction.
Emma Li looks at sport as a way to build character.
John Preston rounds up the absolute best albums of 2020.
Gerry Potter has a good, old-fashioned chinwag with fellow Mancunian scribe Caleb Everett.
Gerry Potter reviews Caleb Everett’s autobiographical chapbook, The Moston Diaries, from Superbia Books.
Tony Fenwick MBE on Luton’s LGBT scene.