the forgotten history of the reno: manchester’s original nightclub for mixed race youth
Thirty years after it closed, Manchester nightclub the Reno has been excavated by playwright Linda Brogan and a team of volunteers -- now they’re taking over Whitworth Art Gallery to continue telling its story.
the haçienda’s first female resident DJ shares her story
Why have black women been omitted from the history of house music in the UK?
manchester-based swing ting release the summer’s best slow jam featuring gemma dunleavy
From a basement club night to an award winning record label and production outfit, Swing Ting chart their journey so far, and drop another single from their debut EP Junction.
the women-run, open to all collective making scottish skating more inclusive
Doyenne are a Scottish women-run brand catering to the “outcasts” while supporting skateboarding charities in war-torn countries.
the fashion brands defining manchester’s urban music scene
Get to know the underground scene slowly working its way back into Manchester’s contemporary youth culture -- inspiring Skepta and connecting a new wave of predominantly POC musicians in the process.
“it would take an artist to invent it” - how blackpool created one of the uk’s most exciting art scenes
Forget stripy deckchairs and sticks of rock! Blackpool is home to one of the country’s most exciting contemporary art scenes and you’re gonna wish you were here.
how nts manchester became one of the country’s most important radio stations
A hub for the local music community and a part of the country’s most diverse and global music platforms, NTS Manchester is a vital UK tastemaker.