Category: Events

Manchester Pride 2016

Pride in Manchester is when the centre of the city becomes, for one weekend, taken over by the LGBT community. It’s a great place to find a concentration of interesting and unusual looks and faces. On Saturday I took a small softbox and a portrait lens into town, and with the help of assistant Ben […]

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Walk of Hope for the Christie Hospital

Scenes over the course of the Walk of Hope, a serene event the Christie Charity hold for people who’ve been affected by cancer. It takes place at Tatton Park in Knustsford, and along the walk participants can write messages to loved ones on white rocks which are then cast into the mere. Later on, at […]

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Conference crasher

Selects from a weekend away with Turley Associates on their annual conference. It began in London at the Pullman Hotel with none other than Gyles Brandreth as the keynote speaker, then a champagne reception at Searcy’s (Europe’s longest champagne bar) at Kings Cross. Early next morning took the conference to the Steigenberger hotel in Brussels […]

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Diwali!

Taking place in Albert Square outside Manchester’s Town Hall, Diwali turned this public spot into a faraway land. Food, dance shows and colour occupied the programme, and a colourful procession culminated in a spectacular firework display over the town hall.

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Dressed to frill

Leeds-based Shama Zulqurnain, a model and makeup artist, getting her 16 year old daughter Neelam ready for that most important of occasions: prom night. Photographing this was an education for me, as I walked in on a bed covered edge to edge in makeup and accessories, and more surprising still seeing them all get used […]

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Hackenwerth’s Mad Balloons take over Manchester

Sculptor Jason Hackenwerth contributed to this year’s urban gardening festival Dig The City with enormous ballon structures that tower over New Cathedral Street and Exchange Square. The sculptures were put together in a nearby industrial space by Jason and his gang of artists, then walked through the city centre very early Saturday morning to be […]

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Winning Hearts And Minds in Haydock Park

A fundraising event held for autism charity Hearts and Minds at Haydock park, attended by cast members of Hollyoaks, singing talent Cleo Higgins (who along with the very talented band had the place dominated by an over-too-quick rendition of Respect), Jon Fashanu and football hero Paul Scholes (who received no end of worship all night). […]

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PA Summer Party at Imperial War Museum North

A networking event and fun fundraiser for Manchester’s PA network, held within the inimitable surroundings of the Imperial War Museum – first drinks on the Quays, then guests moved inside where the interior was decked out with the Cruise theme – and people wore sailor’s hats to prove it. The event was put together by […]

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