Manchester MULE is an independent newspaper and website, founded as a local alternative to the Corporate-backed Manchester Evening News in 2005. I have contributed as a writer since 2006 and was Culture Editor 2008-2010.
MULE is run on a principle of non-hierarchical organisation and community-focused growth. It continues to provide training in journalism and new media and publish regularly on issues ignored or reported with questionable bias in the mainstream.
Culture: reviews and analysis of Manchester’s arts scene, 2006 – 2010
- Punk filmmaking at Filmonik coverage of local film cell, August 201o.
- Preview: ¡Viva! Latin American Film Festival at Cornerhouse cinema, April 2010.
- Theatre review: 1984 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, March 2010.
- Arts project: Contact with Moston looking at the role Contact Theatre is playing in taking youth arts beyond the city centre.
- Council scores own goal by closing Urbis analysis of the motives behind the decision to move the National Football Museum to the Urbis building, replacing the unique contemporary gallery housed there.
- Theatre review: Night on the Tiles at Contact Theatre, February 2010.
- Art review: Angels of Anarchy at Manchester Art Gallery, August 2009-January 2010.
- Cabaret preview: Mother’s Ruin at greenroom arts centre, December 2009.
…and plenty more, see the site if cultural archives are your thing!