Good Stuff: Top 10 Manchester Blogs
Manchester is a great hub of creativity and culture and this is reflected in the blogging culture that has sprung up in the area. They're so good in fact that they even have their own Manchester Blog Awards which will be announced in October. But I think they need more recognition so we've got together our own list of favourite Mancunian bloggers who write about good stuff. And here they are. Manchizzle is a very cool blog. It features great events going on in the city so if you're dropping by for a visit, well worth checking out to get the inside track. For the culturally discerning Creativetourist.com is a great place to drop in. It has city guides and reviews plus check out the Photo Stories. Thanks to Susie Stubbs of Creative Tourist for use of her images from around this great city.
Manchester Blog does what it says on the tin and more. Cruise the category list which is a great index of the depth and breadth of information. Needles to say, local heroes Oasis feature heavily. This one is a great find LOL! Manchester is dedicate to the local comedy circuit. The Manchester Comedy Festival is also on in October so this is a great place to get news on the line up. The indie music scene has a dedicated blog called Hey! Manchester. Each gig has lots of information on the artists accompanied by good photography which brings it all to life. Forever Manchester is heavily focused on the city's lengthy list of music heroes; The Fall, Joy Division, New Order and it's lively social scene. It's written by Chris Norwood who is mad about Manchester and its past, present and future and he's also qualified as a Tourist Guide for the city. Cafe culture is featured heavily on Manchester is Ace which reviews local eateries and events.
A former Manchester Evening News writer has created a blog about the culinary delights of the North. Foodie Sarah waxes lyrical about, yep, you guessed it, food. If you've got kids then this is a great read. Mini Manchester does brilliant reviews of all the good stuff going on in and around Manchester for young people. It's also a great resource for shops and events. The Sweet Mandarin blog is definitely one for local social media types and it's owned by three sisters Lisa, Helen and Janet Tse who run Manchester tweetups as well as a cookery school and networking events. To find out more about good stuff in Manchester have a look at lastminute.com/manchester and you may want to check our new nifty search widget pronto (with Mancs accent too!). Special thanks to Susie Stubbs, Creative Tourist for her fabulous Manchester photos. See them all here on flickr.