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  MANCHESTER ENGLAND LINKS (MY HOME CITY)

GREATER MANCHESTER HUMANISTS - I was proud and privileged to serve as secretary of the Greater Manchester Humanist Group until January 2000. Since December 2007 they are called Greater Manchester Humanists and the secretary is now John Coss. Their official website is online at http://greatermanchesterhumanists.googlepages.com/  You can contact John Coss at JCCsk6@aol.com  

                                    GENERAL MANCHESTER PAGES. 

MANCHESTER ART GALLERIES - www.manchestergalleries.org  

FORD MADOX BROWN - Manchester Pre-Raphaelite artist www.manchestergalleries.org/ford-madox.brown

THE URBIS CENTRE MUSEUM www.urbis.org.uk  

MANCHESTER LITERATURE & PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY www.manlitphil.co.org 

THE MANCHESTER VICTORIAN SOCIETY www.victorian.society.org.uk 

MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES www.manchester.ac.uk/library 

THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM www.manchester.ac.uk/museum 

THE PEOPLE'S HISTORY MUSEUM www.phm.org.uk 

MANCHESTER & ST. PETERSBURG FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY www.manchesterpetersburgsoc.org.uk 

THE HISTORIC SOCIETY OF LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE www.hslc.org.uk 

MANCHESTER STREET FINDER http://www.proviser.com/regional/towns/manchester/street_maps/ Look up your street,  download a map  which you can post to anyone who  needs directions to your house.

 

I DIG MOSTON ARCHEOLOGY SITE http://www.idigmoston.co.uk/ Review of the dig at Moston Hall. This needs updating to cover the 2005 events and the e-mail address given for contact details bounces but otherwise, an excellent record of the dig.

 

NORTH MANCHESTER LOCAL POLITICAL COUNCILLORS http://www.manchester.gov.uk/localdemocracy/councillors/moston.htm Contact information for Moston/ Lightbowne ward councilors

 

MOSTON ALLOTMENTS http://www.geograph.org.uk/view.php?id=12766 photographic record of the allotments on the corner of Joyce Street/St Mary's Road

 

MANCHESTER'S LITERATIE http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/celebs/authors2.html biographies of famous writers associated with Manchester,  including Moston's Ben Brierley

 

MY WEBSITE My personal history, local history, art, civil war re-enactment, humor, fiction, and general pages as a published local Moston writer, are at www.arthurchappell.clara.net/contents.htm  arthur@chappell7300.freeserve.co.uk

FAB CAFE www.fabcafe.co.uk/ FAB Café cult film and TV bar in Manchester England where I most frequently go for a drink at weekends - neat website too.

SATAN'S HOLLOW www.satanshollow.com FAB Leisure's Nightclub, companion bar to FAB Café itself, a very impressive Film Studio set design dance area, built like a rising volcanic ash pit, surrounding by gothic pillars with gargoyles, snakes and a giant demons, presided over by Satan himself from the DJ booth. Opened in August 2000 by Richard O Brien, (Of Rocky Horror Show fame) and a wonderful place to go on any night out, - open Wednesdays to Saturday from 9.30 pm on Silver Street, Manchester, off Princess Street and a mere stone's throw from FAB Café. Cool web site too.


CLARE KELLY ART PAGE http://www.happyaslarry.co.uk/deadchickens/gallerys.htm very good Manchester based commercial art for sale site created by a very good friend of mine Clare Kelly


www.manchesterhistory.net

http://www.oldukphotos.com

http://www.mymanchester.net/

www.mlfhs.org.uk Manchester local history soc

www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/Manchester.html  Manchester web
collection of links

http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/ encyclopedia of Manchester

http://www.manchester-forum.co.uk/index.php#2  Discussion forum on
Manchester

 

Bars in Manchester http://www.manchesterbars.com/

MANCHESTER ON WIKIPEDIA - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester 

A HISTORY OF MANCHESTER ON WIKIPEDIA -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Manchester

Manchester NO2ID -  No To Identity Cards Campaign in Manchester.  http://www.no2id.net/mailman/listinfo/no2id.manchesterwww.no2id.net/

YAHOO LOCALS http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/manchesterlocals/ yahoo chat group for Manchester people, including myself

NEXUS ART CAFE - Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JW www.nexusartcafe.com  Great art, poetry, performance venue. 

MANCHESTER HISTORIES FESTIVAL - www.manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk  Local & family history events. 

FRIENDS OF THE JOHN RYLANDS www.friends.ofthejohnrylands.org.uk  A major Manchester Library society 

                                MANCHESTER MUSICIANS, ARTISTS, POETS, & CREATIVE  FOLK. 


CLINT BOON - Former drummer in the Inspiral Carpets, one of Manchester's
best loved  Madchester' sound  combos, and now a major recording artist
and DJ in his own right. His fans are an entertainment in their own right with their strident chant of Boon Army, Boon Army. 
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=59720598

BILLY BRAGG -Well known radical political protest song specialist
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=34570397

THE DIRTY SOUL GROUP Manchester funk-rock band
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=30361112

STE GUY Manchester musician and song writer. 
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=77757229

JOOLZ - Commediene, singer, writer with a stunning range of talents and skills - a mixture of Toyah  Wilcox and Mae West - and once seen, never forgotten.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=78122901

KID VOODOO - One of the most energetic stage performance acts  from
Manchester, glamorous and stylish, mixing the jazzy  cool of Manhattan
Transfer with hard driving rock.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=90357578

LITTLE VOLCANOES - Manchester rock band with a great deal of style and humour. News of gigs and promotions here, and samples of their music. Check these guys out.
http://www.littlevolcanoes.com/default.htm  You can also see their My Space page at  
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=31145853
 

MONOMANIA  http://www.domain8.co.uk/monomania/ and  http://www.myspace.com/monomaniauk   Websites for an excellent Manchester Rock band giving details of upcoming gigs and available CD's, etc.

KAREN McBRIDE  http://www.karenmcbride.com/ Website for Manchester based highly acclaimed rock star photographer. 

OPHELIABITZ - Comedienne, and singer (in the Lena Lovitch tradition)
with the funniest stage name I have seen chosen by any such artiste.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=34234025

CHLOE POEMS - - Manchester's TV Gingham Diva - one of the hardest
hitting and extra-ordinary performance poets produced by manchester, and
a leading gay rights activist too. Scary, funny and uncompromising - a
true genius.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=85395264

ROADKILL Manchester's hardest hitting punk band - The Clash meets Green Day right here. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=17802807&MyToken=b27f1c84-8a2e-4a85-873b-ac7e9b922a9a

FRANK SIDEBOTTOM - One of Timperley, Cheshire and Manchester's most
eccentric entertainers - Frank performs in a giant puppet head,  carries
a ventroliquist dummy version of himself called Little Frank, and talks
like George Formby - Barking mad and very funny.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=52675576

ZOMBINA & THE SKELETONES - Manchester musicians - A mixture of Toyah, Siouxe & The Banshees and Hammer horror - with a great sound all of their own. 
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=2104889

                MANCHESTER PUBLISHERS AND WRITING GROUPS 

COMMA - Manchester small press publishing group -
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=93287746

MANCHESTER BOHEMIANS - meeting point for radicals, and decadent poets,
singers,  and cool, talented dudes in Manchester.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=124396176

ROUTE  Manchester small press publishers of books, pamphlets, poetry and
Performance CD's.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=96186491

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS - Manchester small press magazine that goes out
in tablet form and receives free circulation - the aim is to get attention for writers who cannot afford to  send their work round all the major publishers, to give new talent some early recognition. many writers
will be grateful to S & R for helping  to  give them the confidence to
write more. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=139297962

            Arthur Chappell

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