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Thread #162126 Message #3856941
Posted By: Stu
24-May-17 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: Manchester Explosion May 22, 2017
Subject: RE: Manchester Explosion May 22, 2017
"It sounds like a wonderful place."
It is, I love it because it's uncompromising, very creative, values it's place at the forefront of science (including palaeontology - we've just had a paper accepted for work I did with the team in Manchester) and is mad about football.
The city has music at it's very core, from a thriving Irish trad scene to excellent jazz clubs and new music venues plus a musical heritage that has been massively influential worldwide. It's spirit comes through in every note played, with attitude and individuality.
It's multicultural and always great to visit. It has it's problems but this is the place where rich footballers stopped their posh hotel development and gave the entire building over to the homeless during the cold winter months. It's a vibrant and wonderful place and after the provos destroyed the city centre it bounced back and became better than ever.