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Generations Unite for Greater Manchester Green Summit 2021

Activists of all ages across Greater Manchester are uniting in the fight against climate change - breaking the myth that older generations don’t care. The Greater...

Old Stock New Stock: Changing perceptions of elders in stock photography

A project is confronting misconceptions of older people and ageing head-on with a series of artworks that can be spotted around Greater Manchester -...

Celebrating Black History Month in Oldham

Oldham Council is celebrating Black History Month with a range of live events and activities. To mark this important month, the '[email protected]' team have organised...

Help give Herristone Park a makeover with community planting event

Residents, volunteers and community groups will be giving Crumpsall’s Herristone Park a makeover this month, planting a colourful wildflower meadow for everyone to enjoy...

News in your area

New Age UK dementia support groups launched in Salford

This World Alzheimer’s Month, Age UK Salford has started a number of new community-based support groups, as the demand for groups for those living...

On the tele: Local activists inspire on International Day for Older Person’s and get BBC coverage

A group of local activists who have been featured in a special new film created by the Talking About My Generation team, commissioned by...

Greater Manchester generations unite in new campaign breaking the myth older people don’t care

A New Greater Manchester campaign, This Is What An Activist Looks Like, is uniting generations in the fight against climate change this International Day...

Review: Home, I’m Darling at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton

Our community reporter Gill gives us the scoop on a bold and bright new performance at the Octagon Theatre. There is something uncannily familiar about...

My Gen Community Reporter Training: Writing News, Sports and Features

The Talking About My Generation team has launched a new programme of training. The training is for our existing community reporters and members of the...

Activists set to tell their stories at Living Library event to mark new campaign

A living library event is being held on Friday, October 1 - to mark the launch of a new campaign that breaks stereotypes on...

Art & Culture

Creative Writing Adventures: Writing the Seaside

Our reporter and very own creative writing expert Gill James has been keeping herself busy with special exercises. Join in the fun! The sea is...

Have you ever wanted to ride a motorcycle or are you thinking of getting back into motorcycling? 

Our Tameside reporter, and motorcycling enthusiast Bob, gives us an insight into his experiences of motorcycling for those wanting to get on their bikes...

Celebrating Black History Month in Oldham

Oldham Council is celebrating Black History Month with a range of live events and activities. To mark this important month, the '[email protected]' team have organised...

Lazy Afternoon

Heady with scented freshness By a drowsily flowing river On a sun-skimmed summer day -   And still the drunk wine pours out, Dewy with the fevered notes From a...

Use it or lose it: Keeping your voice young

Our community reporter Pauline Smith is sharing her simple tips on keeping your voice in top condition - something which may change with ageing. As...

A poem for International Day for Older Persons: Old and Young Together in Our Place

October 1 marks the International Day for Older Persons which is celebrated every year around the world.  This year, Talking About My Generation has been...

Podcasts

A Cuppa with Carole: Forager Colin Unsworth

A Cuppa with Carole is a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter Carole Ogden sits...

A Cuppa with Carole: Boom Radio – David Lloyd

A Cuppa with Carole is a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter Carole Ogden sits...

A Cuppa with Carole: Life After Lockdown

A Cuppa with Carole is the first in a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: a Winter Warmer podcast episode

With the dark nights drawing in and the Winter frost starting to bite, it can get a bit, well, jading. And that’s without even...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: How to Keep Calm and Carry On

Our latest podcast episode is a little different from our usual chat - this episode features an interview and a guided session with hypnotherapist...

Mind Yer ‘ed

Check out our latest podcast: Mind Yer 'ed How have we kept our heads during lockdown? Well, we've had our up and down days -...

Keeping Moving

In this episode, Jean, Bob, and Pauline talk about how, despite the restrictions of lockdown- we've managed to keep moving - from rediscovering local...

Life In Lockdown

Our reporters - Bob from Tameside and Jean from Chadderton - caught up with each other this week to present to you a very...

Volunteering

Bob, Christine and Tony tell us why they volunteering, how they got into volunteering and how it has changed their lives. Not one to...

Retirement Talk

In this episode of Changing The Record, our reporters discuss their varying experiences of a massive life change that faces us all - retirement.

Features

Have you ever wanted to ride a motorcycle or are you thinking of getting back into motorcycling? 

Our Tameside reporter, and motorcycling enthusiast Bob, gives us an insight into his experiences of motorcycling for those wanting to get on their bikes...

Are tech advances of online purchasing excluding people from society?

Our Salford reporter Chris explains his struggles and frustrations around everyday task and purchaseswhich now require technology, with little way around them - for instance,...

What the F: Suspension of triple lock pension pledge

Our brand new What the F(inance) series is a space for older people to share their views on money news that matters to them. The...

Meet the NHS volunteers on the frontline

Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, introduces us to fellow Fairfield Hospital volunteers in celebration of Volunteers' Week (1-7th June) I have been volunteering on the main...

Coming out of Lockdown: Looking after our Mental Health

How will you feel as you start to live the kind of life you lived before March 2020? Will you want to mingle with...

Blooming garden sale success for Dementia Awareness Week

The week (commencing May 17, 2021) was Dementia Awareness Week. As a carer for wife Liz, who suffers from this terrible disease, Paul Muldoon...

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Letters

Thoughts on a new report which identifies experiences of older people during the pandemic

A new report based on research conducted by Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group has identified experiences of older people living in areas of multiple...

Seeing the positives after a Year in Lockdown

Dear Editor, Sat here reflecting on the one-year anniversary of lockdown in England during Covid-19 one cannot help but be saddened by the enormity of...

Who remembers Bob a Job week?

Dear Editor, As Easter is around the corner, it got me thinking about Bob a Job week. It was around Easter time when it happened so...

Letter: “Bah Humbug on Covid Christmas”

Bury reporter Lesley Downing shares her views on Christmas...what do you think? Share your views by emailing [email protected] We’ve been having a think about Christmas. ...

Memories of Oldham: 52 years later I’m still in the house I was born in

In reply to a Letter from our Editor: Is it an age thing? PART 2 - June 9, 2020 Dear Editor, I think the editor Bob...

Nostalgia

Renowned Manchester Photographer Comes Out Of Retirement at 90!

Renowned Manchester photographer, Sefton Samuels has come out of retirement – again – for his latest exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Sefton,...

Roller boots, coloured sands and John Lennon’s doppelgänger: holidays at Southsea with my grandmother

Did you use to visit the seaside when you were younger? Here, Gill from Bury remembers visiting Southsea with her grandmother, meeting some interesting...

The history of the Lancaster Bomber accident in Salford and the local everlasting respects still paid

Here, our community reporter, Paul Sherlock from Salford, explains some of the history behind the Lancaster Bomber incident during the Second World War and...

The myths we all believed as kids

Some old wives' tails and little fibs stick around for generations... did you get told these when you were younger? Sitting too close to the...

History uncovered: Bowton’s Yard, Samuel Laycock, and Stalybridge

Pictures and poems! Here, our community reporter and editor Bob reveals his special charity shop discovery and the history he has uncovered behind it.  Since...

Sport

Renowned Manchester Photographer Comes Out Of Retirement at 90!

Renowned Manchester photographer, Sefton Samuels has come out of retirement – again – for his latest exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Sefton,...

Women’s Walking Football Festival in Wythenshawe a taste of what’s to come

Our reporter Chris popped down to watch a special Walking Football festival for women in Wythenshawe. In the same way that women’s professional football is...

Walking Football club kicks off in Stockport

Love football, want to get involved, but think you'd prefer a slightly more relaxed version of the game? Stockport Walking Football Club, organised by...

Memories and memorabilia from the 1966 Football World Cup

One of our very own reporters, Chris Vickers from Salford, took part in a Sky News special feature looking back on the 1966 Football...

New English Football Hall of Fame exhibition in Manchester

The National Football Museum has re-opened its doors after 200 days of closures with a brand new exhibition dedicated to 50 of the game’s...

New walking football sessions for women kicking off in April

New walking football sessions for women are kicking off in Radcliffe from Sunday, April 11, between 11am and 12noon at Radcliffe FC's ground. One of the...
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