Steve Pledger Interview

2 April 2016 by Pure Radio

In the week that one of our favourite albums of 2015, Steve Pledger’s ‘Striking Matches in the Wind’ celebrated it’s 1st anniversary, we caught up with Steve in his home village of Dunster to chat about the response to Matches and his plans for the rest of the year. Is there new material in the pipeline??

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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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Bullying & Vikings 20 Oct 15

20 October 2015 by Pure Radio

More than a third of Greater Manchester’s workers have faced bullying in the workplace — a figure above the national average. We hear from Lisa — not her real name — who was forced to leave her job in the NHS after suffering at the hands of bosses. Plus, Duncan Boswell meets some hairy Norsemen in Stockport’s Market Place.

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Sep 2015 - PLUS Exercise Group - Debdale Park

17 September 2015 by Pure Radio

People Like Us Stockport are a social group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.

As well as social events, they also meet regularly for walks around the borough and further afield.

On Tuesday, they met up for a stroll around a nearby green space.

Under the Rainbow joined them.

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Aug 2015 - PLUS Exercise Group - Trans-Pennine Trail

6 August 2015 by Pure Radio

People Like Us Stockport are the borough’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans social group.

Amongst other events, they hold regular walks around town and further afield.

On a sunny July evening, Under the Rainbow donned their walking boots – and chatted with the walk’s organiser Andy Jones.

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