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Live / stage review Green Island Festival

The festival's latest installation in the heart of Hulme attracted its largest gathering to date. Now Then spoke to the co-directors on the day.

Localcheck Digging a Way Forward

With the hospitality industry reeling from recent events, we spoke with ShinDigger co-founder George Grant about how the brewing company has coped with these challenges.

UBI Lab The Universal Is Here

With universities not doing enough to support students’ wellbeing, we explore how Universal Basic Income could significantly benefit young people.

A Design for Degrowth

The authors of a new zine, 'Degrowth in Manchester', told Now Then about their motivations and inspirations.

Localcheck On the Back-Burnham

Assessing the Mayor's merits four years on, we look at homelessness, air quality and a run as 'King of the North'

Volunteering for the NHS

Now Then spoke to an NHS Volunteer Responder about the experience of helping to vaccinate people in the region against Covid-19.