Piccadilly Mirror Ball
If you look up to the roof of what was Piccadilly 21 nightclub you might find yourself dazzled by the light. Up there is a giant disco ball. It’s mounted on a strange metal plinth that holds the surrounding spotlights steady and looks like a space age egg about to hatch. Thanks to Ian Pattinson for the image You might also notice that of the six floors, only one storey is currently in use....
Thoroughly Modern Winnie
To celebrate International Women’s Day this is an article for the Modernist Heroines edition of (the wonderful) Shrieking Violets, in association with the Manchester Modernist Society and the Loiterer’s Resistance Movement. Read the full zine by picking up a copy at the Town Hall this Sunday, or online here embroidered zine cover by Rosa Martyn At just 22 Winifred Brown became...
Big Boys Toy
How did I miss this? I mean, I walk around town often enough and like to think I know Manchester quite well. I am always on the lookout for the Space Invaders that are hidden about town so I do routinely cast my eyes vertically yet I’ve come to realise that I rarely bother to look up beyond the height of say, a first floor window. The twelve metre high tower that straddles the NCP car park is Big...