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Lockdown? We are Working Flat Out! Join us on Zoom

While another group has cancelled all walks, we are working flat out to provide a respite from lockdown and tier city. Yes, New Manchester Walks’s controversial efforts at opening up Manchester history continues, not out on the streets for now but on-line, thanks to the ingenious technological invention of Zoom.
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Underground Manchester has been selling out! Don’t miss out. Book now for noon Sat 23 Jan, 5.30 Sat 30 Jan

Thank you, everybody, for making “Underground Manchester: The Full Tour on Zoom” so successful. It’s been selling out, so we’re adding loads of new dates. Book now for Sat 23 January and Sunday 14 February.
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ZOOM talk-tours for early 2021. We are the only guides providing a full range! Please book on eventbrite

WE DID THESE RECENTLY. ALL CAN BE BOOKED FOR SOCIAL GROUPS
• Wed 6 Jan, Cottonoplis for Chester U3A.
• Thu 7 Jan, Royal Scandal for Hale U3A.
• Fri 8 Jan, Formidable Women of Manchester for Trafford Libraries.

PUBLIC TOURS, BOOKABLE ON EVENTBRITE
• Wed 13 Jan, Underground Manchester, 7.30pm. SOLD OUT.
• Tue 19 Jan, Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester for Trafford Libraries, 2pm.
• Mon 25 Jan, The Pankhursts, 7.30pm.
• Wed 27 Jan, Underground London, 7.30pm.
• Thu 28 Jan, Manchester Town Hall, 5.30pm.
• Fri 29 Jan, Beatles’ Liverpool, 7.30pm.
• Sat 30 Jan, Manchester’s Northern Quarter, 11.30am.
• Sat 30 Jan, The Pre-Raphaelites of Manchester Art Gallery, 2.30pm.
• Sun 31 Jan, Secrets of MI5, 1pm.
• Sun 31 Jan, Secrets of MI6, 4pm.

• Mon 1 Feb, George Orwell’s 1984, 7.30pm.
• Wed 3 Feb, Manchester’s Midland Hotel, 7.30pm.
• Fri 5 Feb, Underground Manchester, 7pm.
• Sat 6 Feb, Strangeways: No Escape, 11.30am.
• Sat 6 Feb, Formidable Women of Manchester, 2.30pm.
• Sun 7 Feb, The Secret History of Manchester, 11.30am.
• Sun 7 Feb, The Ghosts of Wuthering Heights, 2.30pm.
• Mon 8 Feb, Ancoats, 7.30pm.
• Sat 13 Feb, Rock ’n’ Roll London Coach Tour, 11am.
• Sat 13 Feb, Manchester Music Coach Tour, 2pm.
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New Year Gift Vouchers Now On Sale

That’s your Christmas present sorted then: New Manchester Walks’ gift vouchers which can be redeemed on any tour. No time limit for use. Just make sure the tour is taking place before you set off from Stretford, Salford or Spitzbergen. To buy a gift voucher, please click “Continue reading” here to go to eventbrite.
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The Beginners’ Guide to David Bowie (RIP, Five Years Since…)

Always wondered what the fuss was about with David Bowie (who sadly joined Major Tom five years ago today)? After all, some of those albums the critics push – Low, Heroes, The Lodger, Scary Monsters – turn out to be filled with nonsense. Come on; those instrumentals on the other side of Low, which no one plays. That’s Bowie taking your for a ride. But it wasn’t always that way…
10. Modern Love (Let’s Dance, 1983)
9. Be My Wife (Low, 1977)
8. This Is Not America (The Falcon and the Snowman, 1985)
7. Letter to Hermione (David Bowie, 1969)
6. Win (Young Americans, 1975)
5. Stay (Station to Station, 1976)
4. Little Wonder (Earthling, 1997)
3. An Occasional Dream (David Bowie, 1969)
2. Station to Station (Station to Station, 1976)
1. The Width of A Circle (The Man Who Sold the World, 1970)
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Latest Zoom talk-tours with Cruise Ships Speaker Ed Glinert

Missing walking the Manchester streets hearing the history of the world’s greatest industrial city? While you’re inside but would rather be outside we can make you feel like you’re onside on our Zoom talk-tours, even better than the real thing, as U2 once said, covering every one of our hundred or so walks in and around Manchester.

Yes, we will be zooming all the usual tours – Ancoats, Angel Meadow, Architecture, Alan Turing, Art…and that’s just the As – as well as doing the usual walking tours on foot in person. It also offers you, the customer, a wider experience.
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Blue Badge Tours & Green Badge Walking Tours of Manchester all year round

Hello everyone. We at New Manchester Walks host public tours most days of the year on a huge variety of subjects and topics. Indeed there is no walks outfit in the country offering such a programme! All of our tours can be booked privately as well. We are operating a full timetable because we want to bring hope, optimism and enjoyment into people’s lives.

Because many people are not coming out at the moment, we are making the effort to go and meet you – via the wonders of Zoom. It’s amazingly easy and it means you can enjoy a tour of say Ancoats or Manchester Town Hall from the comfort of your own laptop!

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70th Birthday Tribute to the Genius that is Stevie Wonder

We must pay tribute this May, 2020, to the genius that is Stevland Judkins Jnr on his 70th birthday. Here are his ten greatest, ranked for your delectation and deliberation.
10. Superwoman (from Music of My Mind, 1972).
9. Tuesday Heartbreak (from Talking Book, 1972).
8. If You Really Love Me (from Where I’m Coming From, 1971).
7. Another Star (from Songs in the Key of Life, 1976).
6. Fingertips (studio version, from the Jazz Soul of Little Stevie, 1962).
5. Big Brother (from Talking Book, 1972).
4. Jesus Children of America (from Innervisions, 1973).
3. Golden Lady (from Innervisions, 1973).
2. Uptight (single, 1966).
1. I Was Made To Love Her (single, 1967)
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We are the experts on Manchester history: Ed Glinert on BBC News

BBC news wanted an expert on the history of Cheetham Hill, Red Bank and Angel Meadow, with particular reference to the legendary Sister Elizabeth Prout, who worked amongst the Victorian poor relieving those most afflicted, so they turned to New Manchester Walks’s Ed Glinert. You can too on any of around a hundred local tours. 
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Discover Manchester’s History

Manchester became the world’s first industrial centre at the end of the 18th century, and within a hundred years was the second city of the empire, a vast commercial and cultural hub, setting for the greatest Town Hall in the country, home of the brilliant newspaper the Manchester Guardian, and an exciting reputation as the home of protest, progression and culture. Hear the full story with Manchester’s expert historian, Ed Glinert.

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