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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

Next tour is on Zoom: Sunday 18 April 2021, 2.30pm.  Meet: on your computer! Booking: Please press here to book with evenbrite. Only 12 songs? We will tour the city finding the locations and telling the stories that inspired some of the world’s greatest songs. It’s a long list to cut down from to find …
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William Shakespeare

No dates yet. Date: Meet: Entrance, John Rylands Library, time tbc. Booking: Not yet. 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 …
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Thomas de Quincey

Next tour is FREE: Tuesday 5 October 2021 Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street, 2pm. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. 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 (he …
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Anthony Burgess

Next tour is FREE: Tuesday 5 October 2021. Event: Manchester Literature Festival FREE walking tours. Meet: St Ann’s Church, 11am. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. He was a polymath and polyglot who chain smoked for England and wrote more words than Dickens, Wells and Trollope combined. Manchester was his city, even though …
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Marple and the Peak Forest

Next tour: Sunday 2 August 2021. Meet: outside Romiley Station, 12.15pm. Cost: £10.50 booking in advance. £10 cash on the day, £15 for two cash on the day. What you need to know: If you are coming on the tour and paying cash, please let us know in advance! e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com Booking: Please press here …
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Ashton-under-Lyne

• Next tour: No dates yet as we did it twice in 2017. • Meet: Ashton Metrolink station, time tbc. In the far far east of Manchester they do things differently. Two hundred years ago a ranting prophet called John Wroe set up his Christian Israelite church and declared Ashton to be the “new Jerusalem”. In …
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