Forever Manchester Podcast
Lets ALL Laugh with Claire - Part 03

Lets ALL Laugh with Claire - Part 03

April 13, 2018

Lets' ALL Laught with Claire - Part 03
On May 9th 2018, Forever Manchester’s very own Claire Lawless will take on a nervy challenge that would make most people shudder in the form of a Stand Up Comedy Challenge to raise money for community activities across Greater Manchester.

Both Claire & her Forever Manchester colleague, Rosie Strickleton, had previously taken part in Red Star Boxing’s ‘BEE PHENOMENAL’ white collar boxing event and documented their boxing adventure in a popular podcast.

Keen to take on another challenge, and having raised more than £10,000 between them through their unothodox Boxing exploits, the girls were surprised to discover that, for one of them, the next challenge involved taking on a stand-up routine at a real comedy night!

This is Part 03 of Claire & Rosie's new podcast series (Let's ALL Stand up with Claire), it follows the girls attendance at a series of comedy workshops in preparation for a slot at Forever Manchester's Forever Funny Comedy night at Manchester's legendary Frog & Bucket on May 9th when Claire will be sharing the stage with professional comedians Chris Washington, Stephen Bailey, Allyson June Smith & Jay Hampson while Rosie can be found at the bar!

Claire is Standing Up for Forever Manchester and she needs your support, please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/foreverfunny 

Enjoy! 

The Forever Manchester Annual Review 2017/18

The Forever Manchester Annual Review 2017/18

April 10, 2018

The 2017/2018 Annual Review podcast recaps another fantastic year in the world of Forever Manchester!

It recaps a year made possible because hundreds of individuals and businesses supported Forever Manchester by raising money to support our local communities through supporting Greater Manchester's most exciting charity.

As a result of all that support, belief, commitment and effort, Forever Manchester has been able to award more than £1.5m in awards funding, together with hundreds of hours of advice and support that helped more than 1,000 grassroots community projects and brought benefit to more than 100,000 people.

So if you have made a donation, took part in Captain Manchester's Magical Tombola, baked a cake, cycled, bought some Forever Manchester merchandise, dressed up, dress down, kicked a football, fell out of a plane or attended one of many Forever Manchester activities during the past 12 monts, we would like to say Cheers, Nice One & thanks a lot.

Hosted by Terry Snowden & Jen Edmondson, we hope you enjoy listening to this review of 2017/18 which kicks off in early 2017 and concludes with Forever Manchester's nnual Birthday Party in February 2018.

This review features some of the wonderful fundraising events throughout the year including Captain Manchester's Magical Tombola, Forever Manchester Women events, the celebrity packed Mirror Ball, Running, Cycling and Boxing Challenges, Forever Manchester Week and Caketober as well as Comedy and Poetry Nights.

It also features details of the various types of funding provided by Forever Manchester plus mentions of the growing number of Businesses Partners and Ambassadors who continuously do their bit to help raise both funds for, and the profile of Forever Manchester.

It also features our Summer & Christmas Great Get Together initiatives that brought "miles of smiles" to people right across Greater Manchester, we chat about how Tony Walsh's 'This Is The Place' poem inspired those who cared enough to act and we round off with some of the highlights from Forever Manchester's incredible annual Birthday Party!

FM Birthday Party Highlights 2018

FM Birthday Party Highlights 2018

February 21, 2018

The Forever Manchester Birthday Party sponsored by Express Solicitors took place on Friday 9th February at the Principal Manchester Hotel. It was a wonderful occasion and we are pleased to present some of the highlights of the night in this Birthday Party podcast special!

This Highlights Podcast features all the magic, speeches, Master of Ceremonies, interviews with the performers and the awards ceremony capturing a fantastic evening of celebration of all things community. 

Enjoy

This is the Place - (The Story of a Poem)

This is the Place - (The Story of a Poem)

September 25, 2017

This is the story of 'This is the Place' - A poem originally commissioneed by Forever Manchester that became a symbol of resilience in the wake of the devastating atrocity at the Manchester Arena on May 22nd 2017.   

‘An Evening with Tony Walsh’ at The Frog & Bucket

‘An Evening with Tony Walsh’ at The Frog & Bucket

September 25, 2017

On Thursday 27th July 2017, Forever Manchester presented Tony Walsh "the poet who defined a city, with a poem that inspired the world” in a very special evening of performance poetry sponsored by OPUS 4 at Manchester’s legendary Frog and Bucket.

The event raised £3,100 with all proceeds going to Forever Manchester to help fund and support community activity right across Greater Manchester. We hope you enjoy this special recording of 'An Evening with Tony Walsh'

To see Forever Manchester’s upcoming events, check out: http//forevermanchester.com/events 

 

This is the Place - ‘The BOOK’ - Interview with James Torry

This is the Place - ‘The BOOK’ - Interview with James Torry

September 18, 2017

Following the Manchester Arena terror attack on May 22nd 2017, more than 60 Manchester creatives, including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garret, came together to turn Tony Walsh's ‘This is The Place’ poem into a book.

The poem, originally written for Forever Manchester, gave language to our city in a moment when it wasn’t sure what to feel and This is the Place quickly became an iconic piece of literature, spreading across the globe as a symbol of defiance, unity and love.

The resulting creative collaboration has materialised as a brilliant & unique hardback coffee table book that not only marks a tragic moment in time but equally looks forward with hope for our city alongside benefitting three significant charitable funds.

In this interview, James Torry from Doodledoo Motion who initiated and headed up the development of the book, talks about what has become a truly unique creative project. 

For more information on the book, including where you can purchase it, please visit: http//forevermanchester.com/this-is-the-place-choose-love-manchester-hardcover-book 

 

 

 

MANCHESTER Haunted City

MANCHESTER Haunted City

September 1, 2017

A short documentary reproduced with the kind permission of Crew of a Few Productions about hauntings in and around Manchester city centre with expert witnesses and spooking happenings. Special thanks to Steve Mera of Phenomena Magazine