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Want an exciting & entertaining speaker who will wow your audience? Book Ed Glinert

As one of Britain’s most experienced public speakers, an Arts Society lecturer and regular cruise ships speaker, Ed Glinert has an endless retinue of talks, many with a Manchester theme, to give. 
His most recent additions are:
* The Making of the film Casablanca.
* Alan Turing: Tortured Genius of the Computer Age.
* Brilliant Orange: The History of Dutch Football.
* Marx & Engels in Manchester.
* Diamonds Are Forever.
* The Skyscrapers of New York.
* The Greatest 100 Songs of the 20th Century.
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Official tours of the Manchester Canals. Next up, Sat 20 April, 11am, from the Malmaison

Come with official Manchester canal guide Ed Glinert on an eye-opening FREE tour of the city’s industrial waterways, the Rochdale Canal, the Bridgewater Canal and any others we can find. Glinert, Manchester’s leading historian, author of the forthcoming first ever epic history of the city, “Manchester: The Biography”…
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These are the 4 Manchester guides who have been staging a 15-year anti-Semitic campaign to stop Ed Glinert working

Ed Glinert here. I would advise all those interested in going on Manchester tours to avoid the organisation “Manchester Guided Tours” run by Jean Bailo, Pauline Lloyd, Kate Dibble et al. They are an institutionally anti-Semitic body that operates an apartheid system against the city’s only Jewish guide – me – banning and excluding me from every single guiding group and programme I am entitled to belong to. When I examine their corrupt behaviour, it is easy to see how the Post Office bosses got away with theirs for so many years. So that the public knows what is happening, here is an explanation.
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It’s Time to Name the Metrolink Lines

As Manchester’s leading historian and most prolific tour guide, I am approaching both Bee Network/Transport for Greater Manchester and Andy Burnham’s mayoral office to see if they have the imagination to name the Metrolink lines in a way that will do Manchester proud.

At the moment we have Metrolink transport confusion in Manchester. Two tourists stopped me the other day at Deansgate-Castlefield station and asked where they could catch the “Navy Line”. That foxed even me. I asked them where they were going and they said “Victoria”. “That platform over there,” I informed them. But “Navy Line”? Eh? If that’s the best Metrolink/TfGM can do, it’s not good enough.

As for names, for now, the public talks about the “Bury Line” or the “Airport Line”. Factually correct, but boring. If Bee/TfGM renamed the lines, it would reap success in so many ways:
• Usage would increase dramatically as new customers, enticed by the scheme and attracted by the names, chose to use Metrolink, maybe for the first time.
• It would help locals and visitors use the system. (Who’s ever heard of the “Navy Line”?). Tourists would quickly take to the system.
• There would be increased civic pride in Manchester and its history.
• It would lead to nationwide publicity in the national press and media.
Using my unrivalled knowledge of Manchester and its history, and my concern for local civic pride, I have worked out the perfect names for the Manchester Metrolink lines.
Here are the current lines, my proposed names and why.
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This is What We Do – We Take Satisfied Groups on Brilliant Tours

So whether you live in Bury, Basingstoke or Bermuda, if you live or are coming to Manchester, book a tour with Ed Glinert, Manchester’s best informed and wittiest historian, Britain’s most prolific tour guide, Arts Society lecturer, cruise ships speaker, Penguin Classics editor, renowned author…and a general authority on anything worth knowing –  architecture, art, football, Jewish history, literature, music, politics, religious history…all the important stuff and a bit more.

These are tours with no “Rolls met Royce at the Midland Hotel” canards.
No “the 3 stripes on the city’s coat of arms are the 3 rivers of Manchester” nonsense.
No “the pillar box on Corporation Street is the one that survived the 1996 bomb” rubbish.
No “Mamucium was the city’s original name” idiocy.
Proper history! Wit, depth, analysis, humour, information…
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Official Blue Badge Tours & Exciting Talks Covering Manchester, Liverpool & the North-West…100+ Tours & Talks to Choose From!

We represent the Blue and Green Badge guides of Manchester, the only group of North-west guides who can offer a full range of tours and talks in Manchester and Liverpool on everything – from the Pankhursts to Hacienda-era music tours and the Beatles’ Liverpool; from sights and sites associated with Alan Turing, Friedrich Engels, L. S. Lowry and the Pre-Raphaelites to the glories of Manchester’s Victorian architecture, the horrors of slavery, the drama of Peterloo, Britain’s first canals, industry, science, cotton, Ancoats, Angel Meadow, Strangeways…
Perfect for visitors, tourists, locals, private groups, clubs, barmitzvahs, hens, stags, solo travellers…
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We are the only guides doing Smiths tours, Joy Division tours, Manchester music tours … with music!

This is Manchester, one of the world’s greatest music cities. The thing is, where Liverpool can only offer the Beatles, we have The Smiths! And Joy Division, The Fall, Oasis, New Order, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Happy Mondays, the Stone Roses, the Hollies and, can you believe it, Van Der Graaf Generator. Now that really is a legacy. Match that New York!
So, if you are coming to Manchester, from Venice Beach, Venice or Little Venice, book a private music tour with Mojo’s Ed Glinert, co-author of Fodor’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Traveller series, 40 years a music writer and the country’s most prolific tour guide.  
* PS. He loves the Beatles really. Well, A Hard Day’s Night and Help!, not so much Abbey Road, natch, and does the most interesting Beatles tours in Liverpool as well.
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Recognition at last! Winners at the European Travel Awards. And praised in The Observer for our Beatles’ Liverpool tour!

Ed Glinert is delighted to announce that New Manchester Walks have won
“Best Walking City Tour Operator 2023 (Manchester)” in the 2023 European Travel Awards.

And this from the Observer March 2023.
No. 2 in “The best free spring culture in Britain, chosen by Observer critics”!
From the newspaper, “Marking 60 years since the Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, this guided two-hour Liverpool traipse takes in the Cavern club, the Eleanor Rigby statue, George and Paul’s school, “the shabby flat where John Lennon dossed” and “Brian Epstein’s rather more comfortable apartment”. Host Ed Glinert is an accomplished author and walk leader who specialises in music and politics. Book via Eventbrite. Kitty Empire”
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