the city talking: manchester, a-z 2016 • mBack
The City Talking
This is our first A-Z issue in Manchester; it’s a chance to fill our pages with as many stories, hopes, dreams and memories as we can. Every year we speak to friends, acquaintances and strangers who we hope will become friends.
The A-Z issue always begins with a question, and this year in Manchester there were two. We wanted to know what people in Manchester had enjoyed this past year — the events, individuals and moments that made their 2015 great. We also wanted to know what they were excited about — what 2016 had promised them. We asked everyone from baristas, writers and artists to CEOs and leaders of the city’s tech community. We hope to ask even more of you next year.
Without wishing to sound too big headed, it would have to be Hotel Gotham’s grand opening on April 7th! It was fantastic to see just how much interest we had generated around the business, and to witness guests enjoying what we’d all worked so hard to create. The reaction since launch has been overwhelmingly positive, from other local businesses and the general public, so it’s been somewhat of a dream start.
Besides the continued success of Hotel Gotham, of course! There’s no one specific event I’m anticipating, but I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the continued transformation and blossoming of the city. It’s been fantastic to have witnessed the investment that’s gone in to regenerating parts of the centre, as well as the passion of the community in positioning Manchester as a credible rival to London, both for business and pleasure.
Tin Type Trailer
Taking a wet plate collodion portrait at the Tin Type Trailer’s first festival, Just So Festival, of fourteen people for a lady’s birthday present.
Getting involved with Ancoats Dispensary Trust to help raise awareness and funds towards the refurbishment of a beautiful and iconic building.
Originally published in The City Talking: Manchester, issue 03