Author: Sophie Hodgetts

Credit: Joachim Remvik 
A Salford foodbank collection point

“We really, really appreciate it” – Salford Foodbank benefits from new £1 ‘goodie bags’ food parcel scheme

Local families struggling with food poverty are being by supported by Salford Foodbank thanks to a new programme from Morrisons.

“We really missed them” – dock10 hosts first audience after coronavirus lockdown

“We really missed them” – dock10 hosts first audience after coronavirus lockdown

Television fans have been back at dock10 for the facility’s first recording with an audience since the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

this image was taken by me, Sophie Hodgetts

“Things are looking up” – Box on the Docks welcomes visitors to MediaCityUK

Visitors to MediaCityUK have a fresh spot to grab a drink thanks to the launch of the new Box on the Docks this month.

this image is used with permission of Songbirds Music UK

“I think music is very special” – Salford musicians launch music-making programme for vulnerable local children

Vulnerable children in Salford are benefitting from new music lessons to boost their confidence from Songbirds Music UK.

“It was really challenging” – Two Brews volunteer reflects on 48 hours surviving on streets of Manchester

“It was really challenging” – Two Brews volunteer reflects on 48 hours surviving on streets of Manchester

A group of volunteers from a Salford homeless charity have spent the weekend living on the streets of Manchester.

this image is a screenshot from Google Street View

“It is what it is” – The Salford pub keeping its doors closed until May

A Salford pub has made the decision to stay closed until May to prevent turning eager patrons away.

this image is used with permission of Rachel Parkinson from Humans MCR

“Everyone’s struggling, aren’t they?” – Humans MCR deliver 60,000th meal to Salford families

A food poverty charity that has supported Salford families through the coronavirus pandemic has hit a major milestone this month.

this image is used with permission of Susan Burnell, Marketing and Communications Manager at Walk the Plank

Salford favourites Walk the Plank selected for new nationwide creativity festival in 2022

Salford art experts Walk the Plank have been chosen to develop the UK-wide festival of creativity known as ‘Festival UK* 2022’ launching next year.

Salford women have spoken about feeling unsafe on the city's streets. Image taken by myself.

“I carry my keys between my fingers in the night” – Salford women do not feel safe on our streets

Salford women have spoken out about their experiences of feeling vulnerable in the city this week, following the tragic death of Sarah Everard in London.

this image is used with permission of Walk the Plank

Walk the Plank launch Spring masterclass series for Salford creatives

Salford art experts Walk the Plank have announced a new series of masterclasses as part of their ELEVATE project this spring.