Autumn is festival season in the visual art world. We preview some familiar favourites alongside a brand-new addition to the scene – brainchild of Manchester’s resident prize-winning peace activist, Qaisra Shahraz.
As much about the hunt as the find, the simple pleasure of searching out, rediscovering and breathing new life into forgotten objects of the past has an enduring appeal. Check out our guide to the best second hand shopping to be had in Manchester and beyond.
Look outside Chinatown and you’ll find everything from little backstreet haunts, to celebrity-packed multi-million-pound mega-restaurants. The one thing they have in common is excellent food. Here are the city’s best five Chinese restaurants outside of Chinatown!