LGBT History Month - It's Queer Up North?

28 January 2016 by Pure Radio

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.

On Saturday the 6th, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford will be hosting an event about working-class men and same-sex desires in the 20th century.

It will include readings by ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, and a talk by Helen Smith from the University of Lincoln. Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Helen.

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Eric Webster, Concorde & Hannah McKeown 26 Jan 16

26 January 2016 by Pure Radio

Former Leader of the Council, Lord Goddard of Stockport, pays tribute to his friend and colleague, Cheadle Hulme South councillor Lenny Grice who died suddenly last week. Plus Phil Brennan of the Non League Magazine reflects on the life of five-time County manager Eric Webster. 40 years since Concorde’s first commercial flight we hear from Tony Fellows, who flew on her multiple times and now guides visitors at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park. And would you look for love on national TV? Hannah McKeown from Offerton explains what it’s like to go on Take Me Out.

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Volunteering At The LGBT Foundation

21 January 2016 by Pure Radio

The LGBT Foundation provide many services aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of LGBT people.

Under the Rainbow has heard that they’re looking for more volunteers to assist with running those services.

The Volunteer Manager at the Foundation, Charlotte Cooke, described how crucial that help is to them.

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Jim Gannon's Return, Cary Cooper & Skate Park 19 Jan 16

19 January 2016 by Pure Radio

Jon Keighren on Jim Gannon’s return to Edgeley Park. Professor Cary Cooper on why we should all be working shorter hours. And a group of teenagers in Edgeley secure a new skate park.

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Blossoms on Living For The Weekend

16 January 2016 by Pure Radio

Stockport band Blossoms took their name from the pub on the A6. Now they are making a name for themselves.

They signed for Virgin Records last year, they have already completed a nationwide tour with a sell outnight at The Manchester Ritz and were placed 4th on BBC Music’s prestigious ‘Sound of 2016’, list of best break through acts.

They came in to chat with Pure 107.8FM’s Paul Holloway ahead of a support slot for The Libertines at Manchester Arena.

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