Editorial

We’re pleased to be able to feature the art work of Rochdale cartoon artist Vincent James this month, since it ties in with his residency at PAPER Gallery, about which you can read more via the interview link to the right.

Other clicks of your mouse include Localcheck, for which Sadia Habib looks back at the community cohesion work being undertaken as part of Manchester’s #ShareRamadan campaign, and my article on funding in sport looks at the Olympic legacy for sports seldom in the media eye.

In Books, YGR Erskine shares her thoughts on the book of the moment, Go Set A Watchman, and Sean Mason runs the rules over the first collection to sprout from HOME’s publishing arm. Next door at Word Life there are three more poems for you, and if you’re looking for more poetry, then make sure you click through to Elspeth Vischer’s Manchester International Festival reviews, all of which appear in verse. For less poetic but equally well written MIF reviews, part two of this issue’s Stage Reviews finds words by Sophia Siddiqui and Cameron Broadhurst.

MIF also crops up in the Live section, while three records caught our attention and Spring King’s Tarek Musa spoke to Samar Maguire about their successes so far.

Samar also had a chat with the up-and-coming comedian, Bilal Zafar, while our final interview this time looks at music videos through the eyes of local filmmaker Luke Bather.

There’s more besides, so have a browse at your leisure.

Background image: Bucketfuls by Vincent James.

Ian