The @RainyCity rises for @McrHistFest’s RUINED


Let history record that our RUINED short story night for Manchester Histories Festival was an excellent success.

Eleven scribes told tales inspired by the lost buildings of Manchester: we had humour and horror, weirdness and whimsy, sadness and joy.

Our sincere thanks must go to our performers Abi Hynes, Adam Blaize, Benjamin Judge, David Hartley, Joe Daly, Lee Moore, Sarah Butler, Sarah Jasmon, Sian Cummins, Tom Mason, Trisha Starbrook and compere Fat Roland.

As past places came alive at the event, there has been an internet revival of sorts too. Rainy City Stories was a project that mapped Manchester with narrative. The stories from Ruined are now appearing there. Have a read of the five that have appeared so far:

Finding Mitchell Street by Sarah Jasmon;

Fort by Sarah Butler;

The History You Tell Them by JP Daly;

St John’s Church by Abi Hynes;

Lest We Forget by David Hartley.


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