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  1. Debbie Sharp - The artist unearthing the hidden stories of suffrage and cemeteries


    Cemeteries may be seen as places primarily associated with death, but there is a Northern artist – Debbie Sharp – who is working to celebrate cemeteries and the lives behind the headstones. She has recently begun work as artist in residence at…

  2. Uncovering the history of Manchester’s John Rylands Library


    The John Rylands Library is a stand-out neo-Gothic building located on Manchester’s busy Deansgate – and as well as it being of significant cultural value, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city centre.

  3. 5 Drinking Dens to Discover in Manchester City Centre


    Manchester is a city of subterranean spaces, eerie alcoves and voluminous views – some of which can be incorporated into drinking experiences that are sure to be memorable. Forget regular roadside venues and embrace the unusual.

  4. The Manchester photographer uncovering the secretive and The Sublime in the cityscape

    Andrew Brooks is a photographer whose images strike awe into the viewer, documenting the ‘forgotten’ side of cityscapes – as well as the splendour of the natural world – in a way that opens eyes and minds, darkness and light.

  5. A walking tour of the city inspired by The Night Brother Novel is coming to Manchester


    A Gothic style novel inspired by the streets and stories of late nineteenth century Manchester – ‘The Night Brother’(2017) by Rosie Garland – is soon going to be coming to life, in the form of a unique walking tour on Saturday 3rd November...

  6. Add Murder in the Library: Author Catherine Fox talks about a story set in Manchester's Portico to your Itinerary

    Murder in the Library: Author Catherine Fox talks about a story set in Manchester's Portico


    The Portico Library is an independent subscription library and exhibition space, first opened in the city in 1806.

  7. Step inside The Flying Horse Hotel

    Right next to the glorious Gothic-style centrepiece of Rochdale Town Hall, is a pub packed with character, weird and wonderful goings-on and was voted Greater Manchester’s Pub Of The Year for 2018: it’s The Flying Horse Hotel.

  8. Rosie Garland is the new writer-in-residence at Manchester’s John Rylands Library


    She’s the author behind a range of novels including The Night Brother: a tale set in dark 19th century Manchester, member of Goth-inspired band The March Violets, a poet and a powerful performer whose guises include Rosie Lugosi The Vampire Queen –…

  9. Stockyard North – A Look Behind the Scenes of One of the Country's Largest Prop Hire Companies

    Trafford Park, Manchester

    A dark leather doctor’s couch. Rows of sharpened surgical equipment. Once-living birds now dead and stuffed until their eyes are bulging.  Mannequins cut-off at the waist. That’s just a small selection of some of the goods available from Stockyard…

  10. Withington Baths: discover the history of this beautiful Edwardian bathhouse you can still visit today

    Built in classic red brick, embodying Art Nouveau elements and designed by City architect John Henry Price, Withington Baths on Burton Road has an impressive history behind it.

  11. ‘Both places are ripe with the ghosts of our ancestors’ – Not Quite Light’s Simon Buckley on Salford, Manchester and how Hauntology is coming alive

    Artist and photographer Simon Buckley is back with an even more extensive line-up for Not Quite Light Weekend 2019 (28-31 March): with a running theme of the long-weekend’s eclectic creativity being Hauntology.

  12. Meet the writer in residence at Clayton Hall, the former home of Humphrey Chetham


    The appointment of a writer-in-residence, Hannah Kate, at Clayton Hall marks an exciting development in the celebration and exploration of this historic location. HAUNT Manchester decided to talk to Hannah to find out more about her work and plans…

  13. 'I like to think of my work as tragically optimistic, or optimistically tragic' – Tania Hershman on being Writer-In-Residence at Southern Cemetery, telling stories and a new book about Time

    Tania Hershman reflects on her experiences as Writer-In-Residence at Manchester’s Southern Cemetery, creativity, attitudes to death and writing a book about Time.

  14. Add The King's Arms, Salford: the thriving community arts pub minutes from Manchester city centre to your Itinerary

    The King's Arms, Salford: the thriving community arts pub minutes from Manchester city centre

    Bloom Street , Salford

    A five-minute walk away from Manchester Deansgate is a bohemian bustling boozer, complete with a cobbled beer garden, built-in upstairs theatre and David Bowie themed snug - The King's Arms.

  15. Add Smithills Hall, Bolton – explore the history of one of Greater Manchester’s oldest manor houses to your Itinerary

    Smithills Hall, Bolton – explore the history of one of Greater Manchester’s oldest manor houses


    Set on the slopes of the West Pennine Moors just above Bolton, the impressive black and white frontage of the Grade I listed Smithills Hall has a history spanning over 700 years, with plenty of stories and secrets behind it.

  16. How We Made HABIT: The Horror Film Made and Set in Manchester


    HABIT, a new horror movie shot and set in Manchester is set for release in July. The film is set to make waves upon release, starring actress Jessica Barden from THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD in her first lead role in a movie.  HAUNT caught up with…

  17. Exploring Bailey’s Wood and Boggart Hole Clough

    Bailey’s Wood and Boggart Hole Clough are two green spaces in Blackley, North Manchester - each with their own rich and often mysterious history. Dr Hannah Priest, Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, uncovers hidden heritage…

  18. The Best of Gothic Manchester


    Manchester Confidential and Manchester Books Limited Editor, tour guide and writer Jonathan Schofield explores Manchester’s links to the Gothic, looking at architecture, culture and the best sites in the city.

    Reblogged with permission from an…

  19. Freaky Freshers: where Undergraduates can get their goth (and much more) on in Manchester


    So often freshers are left swamped by flyers and invites to generic events – featuring similar chart tunes and awkward atmospheres. Thankfully, HAUNT Manchester has picked out some places offering something a bit different, from the weird and…

  20. 10 Pieces of Gothic-inspired and Ghoulish Art to See in Manchester


    In 1857, Manchester industrialists, eager to escape the reputation that their smoke-billowing chimneys had earned the city, financed an exhibition to establish Manchester as a city of culture. Visited twice by Queen Victoria, and featuring works by…

  21. 'I still gravitate towards these spaces because they seem to contain mystery, or a spectral link to what went before’ – LoneLady on the power of place, Manchester and music


    Towerblock flats, East Manchester spaces strewn with scrap metal, self-styled Concrete Retreats, scrublands and even rifle rooms – these are just some of the places where Ashton-born creative artist LoneLady records in and is inspired by.