The autumn Manchester Literature Festival is here and we at New Manchester Walks are leading a host of literary themed tours covering every single aspect of the written word – not just in October, but all year round!
A special highlight and a brand new tour takes place on Sat 21 Oct – Ted Hughes Country (Hills, Hymns, Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall). Lots of brooding poems under lowering skies. Ends at Sylvia Plath’s sad grave. Meet Mytholmroyd station, 12.30pm.
The tours have been devised by New Manchester Walks’s Ed Glinert, author, editor, journalist, the only Manchester writer and tour guide whose books have been published by Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Bloomsbury.
Visitors, tourists, locals! Don’t be taken in by the so-called free tour of Manchester that isn’t really free and is taken by a rogue guide unaccountable to the council or tourist board.
Come round Manchester with an official guide and see the city’s great sights and important sites – the Town Hall, Art Gallery, John Rylands Library, Free Trade Hall, Chinatown and more – on this daily tour with an expert.
We start from the Visitor Centre at 1.30pm.
Twenty years ago the IRA chose to blow up Manchester city centre. It was a Saturday in mid-June, the European Championships were on in England, not France, and it was Father’s Day the next day, like now. Much of the area around the Arndale Centre was destroyed. Manchester, home of a huge Irish population, remained in shock for years. But why was the city targeted and why has no one been apprehended for causing this devastation? Oh, and if you think the post-box at the bomb site is the one that survived the blast, you need to come on our walk!
* Meet outside Selfridges on Exchange Square for an 11.15am start.
“SUE was fabulous – professional, friendly and entertaining. She made the Town Hall come to life and her knowledge was endless.”
“Today was fantastic!!! STEVE was the perfect guide, so knowledgable!”
“The tour was entitled Formidable Women of Manchester led by the also formidable JOHN ALKER who truly brought the subject to life…”
“Our tour was led by the brilliant ED GLINERT who managed to re-enforce our love and pride in Manchester.”
Manchester has become “the most edgy city in England. It’s the go-to, must-have, can’t-leave-out city in Britain today.” Those are not New Manchester Walks’s words but a quote from
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