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Industry

Next tour: No new dates. Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street. To book privately (ideal for schools and universities): please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com. Manchester was the world’s first industrial city – the first place to use the factory system to mass produce goods on a scale never before seen. And what goods! Cotton clothes exported to west …
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Spooky Manchester

Tours start from Victoria Station wallmap (on top of the old graveyard) at 5.30pm. December: Mon 3 December, 5.30pm. Booking: Please book here with eventbrite. January 2019: Thu 17 January 2019, 5.30pm. Booking: Please book here with eventbrite. Ideal: for a private booking…if you want your group to have nightmares. Come on in…enter, if you …
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Madchester: Tales of Rock n Roll Excess

Next tour: Sat 10 November 2018, 3pm, Manchester Visitor Information Centre. SORRY, CANCELLED TIL THE SPRING. NO TAKERS. Come drink in a cocktail of excess and revelry drunk by those overdosing on their own egos and out to lunch in their own lifetimes on this irreverent, Rabelasian, rabble-rousing tour. Here are tales of million pound …
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William Shakespeare’s Manchester

Next tour: Fri 26 October 2018. Meet: Entrance, John Rylands Library, 2.30pm. Booking: Soon with eventbrite. This is an ingenious new tour dedicated to a man who probably never came to Manchester. But why should that matter? The city centre is alive with mementos to the Bard and dedications to his protagonists. We’ve found seven obvious locations (just …
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Poetry

Next tour: Fri 26 October 2018. Meet: Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 11.30am. Words, phrases, ideas, claims, injunctions, entreaties, accusations, threats, memories…“Tho’ much is taken, much abides…which in old days Mov’d earth and heaven”. We honour the greatest writers – Tennyson (that’s him, above), Shelley, Tennyson, Byron, Rossetti, John Cooper Clarke – and explain their links with …
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Wigan

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Heaton Park

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Liverpool in 12 Songs

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William Shakespeare

Next tour during the 2018 Manchester Literature Festival fringe Date: Fri 26 Oct 2018. Meet: Entrance, John Rylands Library, 2.30pm. Booking: Not yet, but please just turn up anyway! This is an ingenious new tour dedicated to a man who probably never came to Manchester. But why should that matter? The city centre is alive …
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Thomas de Quincey

Next tour during the 2018 Manchester Literature Festival fringe. Date: Sat 13 Oct 2018. Meet: Art Gallery, 2.30pm. Booking: Just turn up please! Born in a hotel on Manchester’s Cross Street in 1785, Thomas De Quincey is perhaps the greatest local-born writer in Manchester history. Well, him and Anthony Burgess. Originally he was plain Thomas Quincey …
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