Nov 2014 - Safe to Sing

13 November 2014 by Pure Radio

On Monday evening the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus will be boarding the Metrolink trams in the city centre.

Safe To Sing is their latest project. It aims to show support and solidarity to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community, as well as victims of hate crimes.

They’ll be going back and forth along the city centre tram routes, encouraging the public to sing along with them.

Kath Fox from the choir spoke to Under the Rainbow.

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Sep 2011 - Beacon of Hope

15 September 2011 by Pure Radio

The Beacon of Hope was designed in the late nineties as a memorial to those lost to HIV. It stands in Sackville Gardens, in Manchester’s Gay Village. Under the Rainbow heard from Andrew Gilliver to explain what the beacon stands for, and about the group that help look after it.

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Jul 2011 - LGF Women's Planting and Growing Workshop

14 July 2011 by Pure Radio

This Saturday the Lesbian and Gay Foundation are holding a workshop about plants and gardening. It’s this Saturday and it’s for lesbian and bisexual women. Sara Ashworth from the LGF has been telling Under the Rainbow all about it.

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Charlie Dimmock On New Horizons

11 April 2010 by Pure Radio

Susan Sides talks to Charlie Dimmock, one of of our best loved TV gardeners.

She shot to fame in the TV gardening make over programme Ground Force back in 1997.

She tells Susan what it was like working with Alan Titchmarsh and takes the Eternal Youth Reality Quiz.

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Velvet Underground Special with Richie Unterberger

1 August 2009 by Pure Radio

Here is another chance to hear Ben Hughes talking to musical historian and honorary Cellar Dweller, Richie Unterberger.

He had just released a new book about The Velvet Underground entitled White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day, so it was the perfect opportunity to speak with Richie about one of the most influential bands from the sixties.

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