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Halloween SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre Fri/Sat 30th 31st Oct 2015

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre Fri/Sat 30th 31st Oct 2015
SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre starts on Friday there will be Face panting, bouncy castle, fun run, bucking pumpkin, photo booth to capture scary faces, Wythenshawe FM broadcasting live on both days, (haunted house Saturday only), fire engines, you will need to go into all the corners of the development to find these activities. The main day is- Saturday 31st Oct events on the day 12... 

Manchester’s festive celebrations will officially begin on Saturday, 7 November

The acts and performers for this year’s Christmas Lights switch-on have been confirmed and 2015 looks to be one of the biggest parties yet. Filling Albert Square with and audience of thousands, Manchester’s switch-on celebration is one of the biggest in the UK and will feature some incredible performances from some of the most exciting acts in music and entertainment. Manchester’s festive celebrations... 

Stay Safe this Autumn

Stay Safe this Autumn
The dark Autumn nights bring the challenge of staying safe, particularly around Halloween and Bonfire night. To help people stay safe at this time of year Greater Manchester Police target their resources in a crime and anti-social behaviour reduction campaign called Operation Treacle. At the same time, GMP and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service work to promote safety messages through their... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 Halloween Special

Listen to WFM 97.2 Halloween Special
There were screams of terror – and not all of them from the actors – when Wythenshawe FM took a trip into the unknown to explore Manchester’s chilling new horror attraction, House of the Dead. If you like your fun tinged with an icy chill of fear at this time of year you’ll find everything you need to get you in the mood for the season of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in... 

Tribute to Paul Goggins MP unveiled at Wythenshawe Interchange

Tribute to Paul Goggins MP unveiled at Wythenshawe Interchange
A plaque in memory of Paul Goggins MP was unveiled by his family at Wythenshawe Interchange on Friday 23rd October. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) installed the plaque in memory of the former MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, following the completion of the new £6m facility earlier this summer. Mr Goggins died in January 2014 after collapsing while out running.  He was a key figure in Wythenshawe... 

Kirsty Howard who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20

Kirsty Howard who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20
Kirsty Howard was a courageous fundraiser who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20, defying doctors who gave her just weeks to live at the age of four. Kirsty Howard, who was born with her heart back to front, died in the early hours of Saturday surrounded by her family. Kirsty was the figurehead of Kirsty’s Appeal, a charitable foundation in her name, created to raise... 

Chinese President Visits Manchester and Manchester Airport

Chinese President Visits Manchester and Manchester Airport
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Manchester and Manchester Airport on Friday (Oct 23rd 2015). The trip to Manchester came on the last day of the President’s State visit to the UK. On Thursday night the Chinese leader stopped for a pint and a photo call with Prime Minister David Cameron at an Oxfordshire Pub. Talks and dinner with the Prime Minister at his home at Chequers followed and then President... 

BUZZ HAWKINS PRESENTS THE BRADSHAWS IN GOOSED

BUZZ HAWKINS PRESENTS THE BRADSHAWS IN GOOSED
THE BRADSHAWS are currently touring UK theatres with their BRAND NEW “The Bradshaws” stage show called goosed. Radio’s favourite funny family is coming to the stage! SHOW SYNOPSIS There’s a danger of peace breaking out in the little two-up-two-down home of the Bradshaws. With Alf down the backyard in his ‘office’, and little Billy out playing and not asking for a budgie, Audrey... 

TUC Manchester protest – hear WFM 97.2 special 60-minute report at the times below

TUC Manchester protest - hear WFM 97.2 special 60-minute report at the times below
Thousands of people marched through Manchester on Sunday October 4th in a protest organised by the Trades Union Congress and the People’s Assembly against Austerity. Demonstrators opposed to Government policies clamoured to be heard while Conservative delegates felt under siege as they met for their annual conference in the city. Tory delegates and some journalists were taunted and one Conservative... 

Anti-austerity protest rally – 60,000 march through Manchester city centre

Anti-austerity protest rally - 60,000 march through Manchester city centre
Around 60,000 demonstrators descended on the city to protest outside the Conservative party conference’s base at Manchester Central as part of the #TakeBackMCR rally. Trade union chiefs and activists took part in a mass demonstration at the start of Tories conference on Sunday afternoon (Oct 4th 2015). The main stage area at All Saints Park on Oxford Road.was the meeting point to kickstart the march... 

La Mélancolie Des Dragons – HOME, Manchester – October 1st

La Mélancolie Des Dragons - HOME, Manchester - October 1st
La Mélancolie Des Dragons – a name to conjure with, I thought, as I looked forward to a thrilling blend of enigmatic art and unconventional stagecraft. Audience goodwill was set to max in the undisturbed hush of concentration that greeted the UK premiere of this experimental work conceived, designed and directed by Philippe Quesne. The play opens with a car broken down in a snow-covered forest.... 

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) HOME, Manchester, 15th September 2015

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) HOME, Manchester, 15th September 2015
This was my first visit to the new HOME arts centre theatre in Manchester so I was looking forward to this production with what has to be the most curious title. The Kneehigh Theatre Group has brilliantly re-worked John Gay’s classic musical satire, The Beggar’s Opera, to create Dead Dog in a Suitcase which serves up a theatrical onslaught on the themes of urban myths, greed and corruption, and... 

INALA Opera House Manchester

INALA Opera House Manchester
Set-up photographs showing Inala @ New Theatre, Oxford. Part of a UK tour.(Opening 23-06-15)©Tristram Kenton 06/15(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com INALA was a sell-out success when it premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last year. The production went on to enjoy a sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells in London and received... 

Annie, Opera House, Manchester

Annie, Opera House, Manchester
Set in New York during The Great Depression of the 1930s when the Stock Exchange crashed with a third of the nation’s companies going bust, leaving 15 million people unemployed. Millions lost their savings when the banks collapsed, leaving them penniless and homeless and living on the streets, and some children found themselves orphaned in the crisis. Young Annie (Madeleine Haynes) finds herself... 
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