• Manchester Pride asks LGBTQ+ people to march for peace in virtual parade
    on August 7, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Last week, LGBTQ+ charity Manchester Pride announced that it will deliver three days of virtual celebrations for LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester over the August bank holiday weekend in a bid to reduce the impact of social isolation through celebration. Now, the charity is reaching out to the communities of LGBTQ+ people across the region The post Manchester Pride asks LGBTQ+ people to march for peace in virtual parade appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Manchester’s Official Caribbean Carnival is going online for first time ever
    on August 7, 2020 at 11:17 am

    For the first time in almost 50 years, the Official Manchester Caribbean Carnival will this year be going online for the very first time. The event in the park has been cancelled, but the yearly Carnival celebration will be replicated online this weekend with a mix of live and pre-recorded displays of culture, heritage and The post Manchester’s Official Caribbean Carnival is going online for first time ever appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Supergrass special live-streamed show from Manchester will raise money for charity
    on July 24, 2020 at 8:59 am

    We’re all missing live music. But this summer you’ll be able to watch a top headline set from home when it’s live streamed from Manchester venue Band on the Wall. With a repertoire of hits including Alright, Moving and Pumping On Your Stereo, Supergrass will play the festival headline set they wanted to perform for thousands The post Supergrass special live-streamed show from Manchester will raise money for charity appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Bluedot to host free virtual festival with live music, science and cosmic culture
    on July 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Bluedot has postponed its 2020 festival until next summer, with this year’s headliners Bjork, Groove Armada and Metronomy already confirmed for July 2021 at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory. But you don’t need to wait that long to get your fix of live music and science talks. The festival has just unveiled the line-up for A The post Bluedot to host free virtual festival with live music, science and cosmic culture appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Socially distanced raving is coming to the NQ
    on July 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

    If you’re missing going out clubbing, you might be intrigued by a new ‘rave in a box’ experience coming to the Northern Quarter this summer. Puffin Box, from the creators of La Discothèque, means you can immerse yourself in a 90-minute mini clubbing experience within your own social bubble – and it’s launching exclusively in The post Socially distanced raving is coming to the NQ appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Manchester Arena marks 25th anniversary with virtual gig for charity
    on July 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Manchester Arena is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe, attracting over one million visitors each year. This July marks the 25th anniversary of the arena. To celebrate, they’re creating a show reel of entertainment honouring the acts and performers who have played a role in their The post Manchester Arena marks 25th anniversary with virtual gig for charity appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • This Manchester drive-in will host live family friendly entertainment all summer
    on July 6, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Last month we heard that the University of Bolton Stadium is one of 12 venues across the UK which are staging a series of live drive-in concerts this summer, with acts including Beverley Knight, Embrace and Gary Numan. Now, Utilita Live From The Drive-In has also announced a summer of family friendly programming curated by The post This Manchester drive-in will host live family friendly entertainment all summer appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Live drive-in concerts and in-car discos are coming to Greater Manchester
    on June 19, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    It looks like 2020 is going to be the year of the drive-in The post Live drive-in concerts and in-car discos are coming to Greater Manchester appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • Great Manchester Run launches virtual running challenge in aid of NHS Charities Together
    on May 5, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Solo challenge will provide motivation and give purpose to running during the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus pandemic The post Great Manchester Run launches virtual running challenge in aid of NHS Charities Together appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • The Haçienda reveal line-up for another epic house party featuring classical with Manchester Camerata
    on May 5, 2020 at 11:03 am

    This Saturday’s The Hacienda House Party Part II sees a special lockdown performance from Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata and fantastic line up of DJ’s The post The Haçienda reveal line-up for another epic house party featuring classical with Manchester Camerata appeared first on I Love Manchester.

  • GM Moving: Shaping national strategy
    by michelle.foster on August 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    11 August, 2020 – 15:30 to 17:00To get everyone moving, everyone needs to be part of the conversation. Physical activity can contribute to many wider societal outcomes, and we want to hear from everyone, no matter their focus; clean air, workplace productivity, educational attainment, inclusive growth, community development, equality and justice, place making, health, care and much more. If moving, physical activity and sport has never been a part of the conversation in your sector, we need your input even more.Shared Topic Areas: Health and Wellbeing

  • Virtual Data Expedition with Open Data Manchester and 360 Giving
    by michelle.foster on August 6, 2020 at 11:09 am

    11 August, 2020 – 10:00 to 12:00Join Open Data Manchester and 360Giving this August for a two-week Virtual Data Expedition to improve your data skills. Do you wish you had more confidence with data? Do you want to use data to better inform what you do? Whatever your data skills, wherever you are, you’re invited to join a Virtual Data Expedition being led online for the first time by Open Data Manchester, with the support of charity data experts 360Giving.Shared Topic Areas: Capacity Building

  • Launch of the National Mapping of BAME Mental Health Services
    by michelle.foster on August 6, 2020 at 11:07 am

    12 August, 2020 – 11:00 to 13:00BAMEStream presents the launch of their report: ‘Implications and Impact: A Case for Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Services in response to COVID-19’ COVID-19 has exposed yet another inequality. Two analyses carried out by Public Health England revealed that BAME communities are at higher risk of contracting the virus, increased risk of severe symptoms and higher rates of death.Shared Topic Areas: Black, Minority and EthnicHealth and WellbeingMental Health

  • DSC Zoom Talk – Racism: Not in our sector?
    by michelle.foster on August 6, 2020 at 11:05 am

    12 August, 2020 – 17:00 to 18:00Campaigns such as #CharitySoWhite have challenged the sector to take a long hard look in the mirror for a while but only the ongoing worldwide anti-racism rallies have finally pushed the topic to the top of the agenda. Employment statistics on BAME representation have shown that the UK charity sector has been lacking behind both the public and private sector for years. Have we been complacent about racism on our own doorsteps? Have we been blind to what the experience of people of colour working in the charity sector really is like?Shared Topic Areas: Black, Minority and EthnicCapacity BuildingEqualities

  • NHS North West Leadership Academy Listening events – Strategic review of NHS leadership priorities
    by michelle.foster on July 30, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    11 August, 2020 – 14:00 to 16:00The NHS North West Leadership Academy (NWLA) is hosting a series of virtual events to explore the successes, challenges and leadership priorities experienced by health and care leaders in the North West now and in the future. Join Deborah Davis, Managing Director/Head of Leadership and Life-long Learning, to share your feedback in order to shape and anchor our leadership development strategy, ensuring an inclusive approach that makes the best of our resources.Shared Topic Areas: Health and Wellbeing

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation COVID Recovery Fund Webinar and Q&A
    by michelle.foster on July 30, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    11 August, 2020 – 14:00 to 15:30Applications for the COVID Recovery Fund open on 3 August 2020. Join Lloyds Bank Foundation for this live panel Q&A to learn more about the grant programme. The £7.4 million COVID Recovery Fund will offer around 140 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside a Development Partner to help charities identify and act on any organisational challenges they may be facing. During this webinar Lloyds Bank Foundation will walk you through:Shared Topic Areas: Black, Minority and EthnicCapacity BuildingFundingHealth and Wellbeing

  • Meaningful Conversations – Challenging Hate, Violence and Stigma
    by michelle.foster on July 29, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    11 August, 2020 – 16:00Whichever intersection you may stand on, and often even if you don’t, almost all of us will have experienced the pain of hateful language, violence or stigma at some time in our lives. The big question is, how do we challenge it without putting ourselves at increased risk? Marsha McAdam is a disability and mental health campaigner and is joined in Meaningful Conversation with:Shared Topic Areas: Crime and DisorderEqualitiesFaithLesbian, Gay and BisexualMental Health

  • Communities Doing it for Themselves: A GM Conversation about Mutual Aid
    by michelle.foster on July 24, 2020 at 9:04 am

    10 August, 2020 – 13:00 to 16:00What can we learn from the explosion of mutual aid groups during COVID-19? Let’s share our stories – good and bad – and support each other. Note: this is an online event, the link to join will be shared with attendees closer to the time. The purpose of this event is to discuss mutual aid groups in Greater Manchester: those informal groups of local people that have come together to support each other during the COVID-19 outbreak.Shared Topic Areas: Capacity BuildingHealth and WellbeingVolunteering

  • Community Business Festival 2020
    by michelle.foster on July 21, 2020 at 8:14 am

    13 August, 2020 (All day) to 14 August, 2020 (All day)Join Power to Change to celebrate community businesses across the country The festival is heading online to showcase some of the incredible community businesses around the country. Switch on for a free, inspirational, online Community Business Festival. For more information click here   Shared Topic Areas: Capacity Building

  • How we can build a more secure future: Nesta talks to Dr Rebecca Eleanor Johnson
    by michelle.foster on July 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    10 August, 2020 – 12:00 to 13:00It’s 100 years after the 1918-20 ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic killed millions and 75 years after World War Two and the first use of nuclear weapons on two Japanese cities. Today, caught between the global climate emergency, Covid-19, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction, we’re feeling more insecure than ever, with growing fears for our families and jobs. What will it take to make us more secure in the future?Shared Topic Areas: Health and Wellbeing