Manchester’s Vintage Kilo Sale

A vintage kilo sale was on in Manchester yesterday and I just had to check it out. Here’s how I found the whole affair…


Crafty Magazine issue 1 – a preview

Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s coming up in issue 1 of Crafty Magazine – out in shops on March 28th!

#imapiece project unveiled in Manchester

A few snaps of last night’s unveiling of the #imapiece jigsaw piece project – set up by the Craftivist Collective to raise awareness of world hunger.

You’re invited: #imapiece jigsaw installation unveiling

The #imapiece project is coming to a head and the unveiling of the jigsaw piece installation is due to take place on March 1st in Manchester. You need to be there and be a part of this inspiring campaign to tackle world hunger through the medium of craft.

Christmas at the Black Cat flat!

I love Christmas! Here’s how I’ve made my house look festive – and I really didn’t spend much money at all!

Inspector Norse & the knitted autopsy

Manchester-based group the Lip Service Theatre Company is planning what can only be assumed will be the first knitted autopsy to take place on a UK stage. Here’s the lowdown on its latest play, crime thriller Inspector Norse.

In pictures: Manchester’s very own LomoWall

Here some photos of the first permanent LomoWall in the world – and it can be found in Manchester! Follow the Google Map to discover it for yourself.

In pictures: Dig the City

I went along to Dig the City in Manchester to see how its living street is doing and to try my hand at some guerilla gardening. Just call me Alan Titchmarsh.

World first: Manchester’s LomoWall

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is speedily making a name for itself as a bit of a cultural hotspot. Now, it’s the first city in the whole world to have a permanent LomoWall installed. Here’s the story.

30 years: Manchester’s Craft & Design Centre

The Manchester Craft and Design Centre is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, with a big party planned for tomorrow. Here’s what’s going on.