Jonathan Schofield's Zoom Tours Series, online, 16 June–25 July 2020, from £6 - Book now
Jonathan Schofield is no stranger to the Manchester tours scene, he literally wrote the book on it. Now, after years of revealing Manchester’s rich history and bright future to visitors from far and wide, Schofield is embracing the new normal with The Zoom Tours Series.
Through the medium of Zoom, the popular video conferencing app that you are either over-familiar with or are sick of hearing about, Schofield paints a vivid, virtual picture of Greater Manchester by moving his expertise and anecdotes online.
Join him, and explore Castlefield, Old Trafford, Chorlton, Chapel Street and more as he recounts the lives of Victorian Socialites and looks ahead to the future plans laid in place which we’ll see come to fruition in the next few years.
The Zoom Tours Series covers a lot of ground, from dedicated tours of specific buildings and areas to exploration of the longstanding American links to the city via tours of pubs, ghosts and Manchester’s seemingly indefinite passion for New Order and Joy Division.
For those who are unable to make any of the live tours, each is recorded and available after broadcast. However, it’s best to enjoy live where there is an opportunity to interact and ask questions, this makes the tour feel less virtual – like you’re part of a group and not just watching from your living room.
To whet your appetite, of The Zoom Tours Series, take a look at Schofield’s Instagram where he is very active, sharing snippets and highlights from the tours.
Although the online experience is never the same as real life, it’s still exciting to be part of an audience – all interested in Manchester and captivated by the city’s history, people and the culture it carved out from years of bizarre coincidences and chance.
Jonathan Schofield's Zoom Tours Series, online