Street art tour in Manchester’s fashionable Northern Quarter

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Hayley Flynn aka Skyliner

Manchester is brimming with street art and the Northern Quarter, playground of the hip crowd, has probably attracted more than any part of the city.

I took a walking tour with award-winning local expert Hayley Flynn AKA Skyliner. I learned more about the street art I had seen and was guided to pieces I would have missed on my own.

Hayley’s knowledge of the history of the Northern Quarter was extensive, giving us background on each artist and work.

Delivered with great humour and a true passion for our burgeoning city of Manchester.

Look up!

These days we can find our tendency to look down at our phones means that we miss the beauty and spectacle in our own surrounding. So, using my  mobile purely for its camera function I set off on a mini adventure.

I’m not going to give a blow by blow account of the tour or tell you where you can find the art – you really should try Hayley’s tour ¬†yourself.

Below is selection of my snaps from the tour. Find out more at Skyliner.org

 

Google City Experts @ Fred Aldous

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Just very quickly – went to great Google City Experts’ ‘Craft & Draft’ event at top Manchester craft store and workshop Fred Aldous this evening – here’s a little gallery ahead of full My Week In Happy at the weekend. Enjoy!