What's happening with New Manchester Walks
Formidable Women of Manchester NEW DATE, Thursday 6 April
These women and more…
* Annie Horniman, who established Britain’s first repertory theatre company.
* Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote Mary Barton, one of the classic “condition of England” novels in 1848.
* Hannah Mitchell, who challenged Churchill at St John’s School during the Suffragette era.
* Shelagh Delaney who pioneered modernist theatre with her groundbreaking A Taste of Honey.
* Ellen Wilkinson – “Red Ellen” who accompanied the Jarrow miners to London.
* Kathleen Ollerenshaw, who overcame deafness to become Lord Mayor, a leading educationalist, mathematician and advisor to Margaret Thatcher (now what sort of job is that for a Mancunian?!).
* Sylvia Pankhurst, Britain’s greatest political campaigner.
These are just some of the heroic Manchester women we will be celebrating.
Official Blue Badge Tours of Manchester, Liverpool & the North-West…100+ to Choose From!
Explore Manchester, Liverpool & beyond with a trained, official, expert Blue Badge or Green Badge guide! New Manchester Walks is the official group of tour guides making Manchester and Liverpool come alive in all its glory – from walks on the trail of 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…
Next “Evil Corners of Strangeways” FREE tours, Saturday 1 April – 33 Years Since the Day the Riots Broke Out!
They’ve let Ed Glinert out for the day so that he can take you on a barely legal tour of hangings, executions, escapes involving the worst names in British criminal history – Harold Shipman, Ian Brady, Ian Brown, “Mad” Frankie Fraser, Joey Barton…on the very day the riots broke out, 1st of April, back in 1990.
Please register with Eventbrite.
Two tours: one at 11am, one at 2pm.
We start at Victoria Station Wallmap.
No slags, no privileges!
Calling schools, students and teachers! Book an official guide to enrich your students on all things Manchester and Liverpool: the Pankhursts, Peterloo, Slavery, the Industrial Revolution…
We’ve been taking more and more groups on educational walking tours, covering all aspects of Manchester history.
We do Liverpool as well!
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a great day out for your class.
When Glinert gave a talk on Alan Turing at Manchester Library a few years ago one mother wrote to say it was the best lesson (of sorts) she’d heard and asked her mum why can’t school be more like that?
Well, that’s because Ed Glinert is the most entertaining speaker in the area, giving talks to a variety of clubs, societies and organisations, on cruise ships and to the Arts Society. That’s it.
Cultural Tours of Manchester – Designed Just for Your Group!
Book your group for an intensely satisfying intellectually enriching cultural tour of the capital of the North – Manchester – home to one of the greatest Pre-Raphaelite collections, stamping ground of Gaskell, Dickens and Thomas de Quincey, base for the Halle Orchestra, setting for some of the most stimulating examples of Victorian architecture in the country.
This is Manchester, the city of Waterhouse, Worthington, Walters and Wood; Barbirolli, Burgess and the BBC Philharmonic; where the gallery walls are filled with Millais, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Ford Madox Brown, and the streets are lined with Classical temples, Gothic spires and Baroque beauty.
Contact Ed Glinert, Arts Society lecturer, cruise ships speaker, Penguin author and the country’s most prolific tour guide on info@newmanchesterwalks, 07769 29 8068 for a bespoke cultural experience tailor made for your group…
A new tour, perfect for groups! Around Manchester in 80 Minutes
Perfect for groups! Book Ed Glinert, Manchester’s most prolific tour guide and author of Penguin’s legendary Manchester Compendium, on a whistle-stop expert tour of the world’s great industrial city. This is a quick-fire run-down of all the great Manchester sights and sites, with all the most mesmerising and memorable stories. Here’s the route and set-list.
Why does Central Library look Like the Pantheon?
* The following article is now featured on the ILoveMcr website.
* New Manchester Walks’s architecture tours are the only expert architecture tours taking place in the city. They have been devised by RIBA judge Ed Glinert, aided as always by John Alker. Regular tours take place, and to see how much work we’ve put into this, please read this remarkable story about why Manchester Central Library is modelled on Rome’s Pantheon.
You may have noticed that Manchester’s Central Library looks like The Pantheon of Rome. It is so strikingly obvious. But it begs the question why?
Could you join us to deliver a Manchester Music tour on Saturday afternoons?
We are working with various guiding bodies to offer a FREE (with tips) Manchester music walking tour focussing on the Hacienda Years every Saturday afternoon. The only problem is, we don’t have the guides.
We are looking for a small squad of guides. You don’t have to go on a course to get a coloured badge, but you do have to know your Manchester music history inside out, you do have to have a reasonable knowledge of modern music outside Manchester, you do need to know the difference between “Do The Du” and Husker Du, you do have to play the right sounds at the right location, you do have to be presentable, personable and entertaining, and yes, we will test you!
If you can get past our GCHQ-styled test, then you can earn a wodge by walking “through the city limits”, taking folk from the Hacienda (as was) to the Ritz (as is); from Tony Wilson’s city centre pad to the Lesser Free Trade Hall (well, almost the same spot). The better you perform, the more dosh you will trouser in tips. Simples! And if we get the guides, Visit Manchester will give us a big promo.