Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester: A Helping of History, Tuesday 19 February, 12-2pm

Join me for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM this Tuesday at 12. I’ve got two fantastic interviews lined up for this week’s show, about two really great projects looking at the history and stories of our local area.

In the first hour of the show, I’ll be talking to historian Katrina Navickas about her current project: A History of Public Space. In particular, Katrina will be talking about one of the North Manchester case studies in the project – Cropper Street (now Osborne Street) on the border of Collyhurst and Miles Platting. Is this Manchester’s most radical street? Katrina will be talking about this on the show, and also asking for people to share their Osborne Street stories as part of the project.

And then in the second hour of the show, I’ll be talking to Julian Hill of Foundland Theatre and Manchester Playwrights Forum about an exciting new participatory theatre project for Moston and Harpurhey. The project’s working title is ‘Our Life’, and Julian is looking to involve looking people in the research and development of this new theatre production that will draw on the stories and histories of Moston and Harpurhey communities. Find out more – including how to get involved – on Tuesday’s show.

In addition to these two wonderful interviews, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers on the show.

Catch the show on Tuesday at 12 on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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