National Festival of LGBT History - People's History Museum

18 February 2016 by Pure Radio

People’s History Museum in Manchester contains lots of stories and information about working people in Britain.

Under the Rainbow heard about an event the museum are running on February 27th about LGBT history.

They’ve spoken with the museum’s Engagement and Events Officer, Catherine O’Donnell.

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Harp and a Monkey @ Anson Engine Museum, Poynton

15 May 2013 by Pure Radio

Roots & Fusion recorded Manchester’s masters of electro-folk storytelling at the celebrated Anson Engine Museum in Poynton, surrounded by the 45 ton, 19th century, restored Stott steam engine that originally powered the cotton mill in Hazel Grove.

Harp and a Monkey played 5 songs, including some off their forthcoming 2nd album, as well as having a chat about backing tracks, social media and how they squeeze everything into the back of a Punto…

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Roots & Fusion goes out live every Wednesday from 10pm

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One Voice Show 2 - January 2013

6 January 2013 by Pure Radio

Here is a podcast of the second edition of One Voice – Radio Without Barriers.

One Voice is made by disabled people in Stockport in partnership with Pure Innovations and supported by Manchester Airport Community Fund.

2 min: Brendan Cojeen, Wellsprings Homeless Charity
7 min: Great Sporting Moments – Chris Hoy’s 6th Gold
9 min: Stockport Air Raid Shelter Museum
15 min: Mike Smith, Stockport County Community Foundation
22 min: Comedy Classics – Only Fools & Horses

One Voice is on Facebook and Twitter: PureOneVoice

Download MP3 (27 MB | 28:58 min)

The Cockleshell Heroes Exhibition

13 November 2012 by Pure Radio

A major new exhibition in Stockport tells the remarkable story of a group of little-known Second World War heroes, including a young man from Stockport. Their secret mission was so daring and dramatic they were hailed as the Cockleshell Heroes. PURE 107.8 FM’s Russ Smith tells us more about these inspirational men.

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Hat Works museum

22 February 2011 by Pure Radio

Susanne Pendlebury explores the fascinating world of hatting in Stockport and spends a day at ‘Hat Works’ with Team Manager for Museums Frank Galvin.

Download MP3 (3 MB | 3:26 min)

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