Author: Sophie Hodgetts

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“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. Inspired by […]

“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.

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“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.

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“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.

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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” – Do Salford women feel safe on our streets?

Salford women have spoken out about their experiences of feeling vulnerable in the city this week.

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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.

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“We have some amazing and very talented staff” – Apprenticeships at Salford City College honoured at 2021 Learning Awards

The apprenticeships department of Salford City College has won the Learning Provider of the Year Gold Award at this year’s Learning Awards.

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“What we’re starting to see is the emergence of a new art form” – The Lowry searches for artists to contribute to latest digital performance project

The Lowry in Salford is looking for three new artists to create digital art as part of their #LoveLowry programme this year.

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“It’s a place where people can come with a sense of dignity” – New Community Grocery offers £3 food shops to Salford families

A new grocery store which will help families impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic has opened in Salford this month.