Author: Kathryn Austin

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Back in Business: “We just love being part of this community – we really do” – the local gift shop owners on their positive experiences of community spirit during the pandemic

The owners of Walkden gift shop, Clouds, have been discussing customer support as their business has adapted as a result […]

A poster for the new youth club. Image Credit: Jillian Pollitt at YouCan.

“The pandemic has affected our young people significantly” – A new youth group for the young people of Little Hulton and Walkden

YouCan Community Club have set up a new youth group for those with disabilities or additional needs living in Little […]

Elizabeth Charnley first qualified as a Green Badge Tourist Guide in April 2019. Image Credit: Elizabeth Charnley.

An insight into Salford’s rich history – all from the comfort of your home

Before the turbulent year that was 2020, nobody could have imagined that an online tour of Bridgewater Canal would be […]

The Lowry are offering free virtual tours via Smartify. Credit: The Lowry via Flickr

LS Lowry’s “Landscapes of Salford” made available to view from home during lockdown

LS Lowry’s depictions of Salford have been made available to view from home as part of a virtual tour. Through […]

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“We would have complete admiration for anybody who would want to do it or support it” – CAFOD Salford encouraging people to “Walk for Water”

CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, are encouraging people to raise money and awareness by walking 10,000 steps a […]

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“It’s embryonic. Everything is on a trial basis” – Salford’s estate agents on adapting to the pandemic

Salford’s estate and letting agents have been discussing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on their profession, from the complicated […]

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“Using theatre to thrive” – The theatre-making programme offering Salford’s children a free creative workshop

Salford theatre-making programme ‘Stage Directions’ will host a free online creative classroom this Thursday, February 11. “Theatre Thursday” will be […]

Barton Swing Aqueduct is just one of the Salford landmarks with a rich history. (Image is in the public domain.)

“People have no idea what’s on their doorstep” – Salford tour guide on the importance of local history and how lockdown has affected business

A Salford tour guide has spoken about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on her business. Elizabeth Charnley, who runs […]

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“Supporting artists is crucial, especially in this time” – a Salford University graduate provides face masks to the local community

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on peoples livelihoods, something that those who work in the arts know […]

This annual 'Christmas at the Mill' is yet another Salford tradition having to adapt this year. (Image of the market take in a previous year) Image Credit: Jess Coulson at Islington Mill.

“We always have to prioritise people’s physical wellbeing” – Christmas at the Islington Mill moves online

Islington Mill has launched its Christmas market, only this year it is all virtual. The Salford-based creative space is giving […]