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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. 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…

  3. The Stories of Southern Cemetery: 139 Years of History

    Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester

    During the great advances of industrialisation in Northern England, Manchester gained City status in 1853. 26 years later, ‘On the ninth day of October A.D. 1879’ (As Joseph Heron the town clerk put it) the mayor of the City, Alderman Charles Sydney…

  4. Benjamin Myers talks to HAUNT about new publishing deals, punk and the dark power of the North


    Benjamin Myers is no stranger to the dark North and learning from the landscape.

    “There’s something to be said for being out somewhere and not seeing another human being.”

  5. Add The UK’s first Doctor Who Escape Room is now open in Manchester to your Itinerary

    The UK’s first Doctor Who Escape Room is now open in Manchester

    Exchange Square , Manchester

    Now it seems Manchester has connections to other dimensions too – or at least in the most enjoyable sense – as the UK’s first official Doctor Who live escape game is now open.

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  6. When Angels Wept: A Creepy History of Angel Meadow


    Northeast of Manchester city centre, in an area now known as the ‘Green Quarter’, a place with a particularly gruesome history is there to be discovered; St Michael’s Flags and Angel Meadow. It can be found between Rochdale Road and the River Irk,…

  7. The History of All Saints Burial Ground


    Underneath Manchester’s All Saints Park is a hidden history – an estimated 16,000 bodies. For this was the site of a former Victorian Cemetery, set up to cater for the parishioners of All Saints – a church and area just off Oxford Road. Michala…

  8. 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.

  9. Secret histories and hidden heritage of Manchester music venue Band on the Wall to be uncovered - backed by £1.4 million National Lottery Funding

    Band on the Wall is the home of suprising as well as inspiring stories - including a stage literally suspended on a wall, ‘scuttler gangs’, bare-knuckle boxing matches, a menagerie on the roof, and plenty more!

  10. 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…

  11. Hidden and alternative places to eat in Manchester


    From restaurants right underground to eateries tucked down alleyways, Manchester’s complex network of streets and snickets boasts a variety of alternative places to eat.

  12. 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 –…

  13. Inside Islington Mill: the home of artist-led endeavour

    Take a trip into Salford and discover a standout Grade II listed building bustling with creative artists at its centre and still-evolving: Islington Mill. Describing and cementing itself as ‘the home of artist-led endeavour’, it offers not just a…

  14. 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…

  15. Opening up Greater Manchester like you’ve never seen it before: meet Skyliner’s Hayley Flynn


    Hayley Flynn – creator of the award-winning Manchester-based site Skyliner – certainly has an adventurous approach to interacting with the places around us and sharing them with others.


    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  16. 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…

  17. 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...

  18. '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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Haunted Manchester - Barnes Hospital


    When we think of ghosts, we place them in Cathedrals, Gothic Castles and dense, dark forests, but there is one place that is charged with more spooky connotations than these three put together.