The Mouth of Ghosts – You Will Go Again From Me


The Mouth of Ghosts return in 2014 with a genre-melding EP, You Will Go Again From Me, set for release on 16 March. Check out deliciously dark new track ‘Wrong’ here.

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Blank page, white rage

Sometimes it’s not easy to get started. But you make a start anyway. It would be easier, you reason, not to; to idle away for a while longer. But there’s always something there. Something that wants you to do ‘more’ – to be ‘more’.

You wonder: what is this ‘more’, that something else? Is it to be something ‘greater’, or just to do something ‘different’? To be always on the move – that is one thing. But to arrive… to arrive…

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Music and art as one in Manchester

21-year-old Manchester artist and musician Jordan Bolton has created a fascinating series of poster-style artworks of iconic Manchester acts – including the Stone Roses, the Smiths and John Cooper Clarke – for his exhibition Still Lives: Music in Manchester, 1976-1992. More:

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A thousand crossings

Bridges. Taken for granted to carry us from here to there. Yet many have a rich story behind them – especially so in Manchester, arching over the network of canals, waterways and railways that live on from the great age of the Industrial Revolution. Remnants of a past when Manchester produced and traded goods, many of its bridges hint at the scale and ambition that drove its development as the first modern, manufacturing city. A section of David Boardman’s A Manchester View offers an interesting guide to a number of the city’s bridges and the part they have played in a brick-lined, metal-wrought world. More:

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Post haste

Just got an email from a company confirming they had completed their review of all job applications. After careful selection and consideration, they regretted to inform me that, on this occasion, they would not be pursuing my application further.

Glad I didn’t wait by the phone. I applied for the job in June 2011…

Of course, 2011 was a much simpler time. There was no ‘twerking’ or ‘binge-watching’ and there were no ‘selfies’, for starters

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DIY Common – Cheetham Park

DIY Common in Cheetham Park (map: is a new project being developed by artist Torange Khonsari from Public Works. The DIY Common has been developed as a way to use the park as a collective resource for the surrounding community. Continue reading

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A grand day out (2)

One year on from UMWP’s visit to Stockport Hat Museum, an interesting article on the theme of the UK’s oddest days out can be found at the BBC website. It seems the much-loved local attraction is in fine company! More:

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