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.
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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!
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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New Manchester Walks is the only official, trained, expert group of guides operating commercially in the Manchester area.
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Our mission is to open up Manchester history to as many people as possible though our tours, walks, talks, articles and books. It’s a bit of a battle, given that Manchester’s history has been severely mistreated for decades…
Take to the streets, get some exercise, indulge in some brain nourishment. Because we know many of you are apprehensive at going on a packed tour we are welcoming private tours for small groups.
So, if you have a large group, maybe U3A or Probus, or just a group of friends, we can take you out in smaller numbers, one small group at a time. That way everyone gets to go on the tour and everyone feels safe.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07769 29 8068 for more details.