Local Attractions

Tatton Part

Tel: 01625 534 400

Knutsford, Cheshire

WA16 6QN

tattonpark.org.uk

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Jodrell Bank

Visitor Centre Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571339

jb.man.ac.uk

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Manchester Airport

Manchester M90 1QX

Tel: 08712 710 711

manchesterairport.co.uk

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Chill Factore

Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village Manchester, M41 7JA

Tel: 01625 749 2222

chillfactore.com

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National Trust

Tel: 0844 800 1895

nationaltrust.org.uk

Lancashire Cricket Club

Manchester M90 1QX

Tel: 0161 282 4040

lccc.co.uk

The Lowry

Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Tel: 0870 787 5780

thelowry.com

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Styal Mill

Quarry Bank Rd, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

Tel: 01625 445888

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Old Trafford Football Ground

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16 0RA

Tel: 0161 868 8000

manutd.com

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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP

Tel: 0161 832 2244

mosi.org.uk

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RHS

Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN

Tel: 01625 534 400

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Restaurants by Recommendation

Individual Restaurant Company Plc

Ridgefield House

4th Floor

14 John Dalton Street

Manchester

M2 6JR

piccolinorestaurants.co.uk

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169 Ashley Rd, Hale, Cheshire. WA15 9SD

Tel: 0161 928 1222

manzenhale.co.uk

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Man Zen Hale

Gusto - Knutsford

4/6 Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire,

WA16 6DD

Tel: 01565 631 234

gustorestaurants.uk.com

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Primavera Bar and Grill

125a, King St

Knutsford Cheshire

WA16 6EH

Tel: 01565 631328

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The Greyhound Inn

Cow Lane, Ashley, Altrincham.

WA150QR

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Tel: 0161 941 2246

Plough & Flail

Paddock Hill Mobberley, Mobberley, WA16 7

Tel: 08712 710 711

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  • Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)
    Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)

    I thought it wasn't possible to feel any more thrilled about joining Nine Arches Press
    - then I see the stunning cover of my new poetry collection, 'What Girls Do In The Dark'.
    Out October 2020
    https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

    Written on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:31
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    Manchester Confidential chooses The Night Brother as a must-read Manchester novel!

    Dystopian classics to modern crime - Nine must-read Manchester novels

    “Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone
    There’s a very good reason Manchester is a UNESCO City of Literature, as we highlighted before its bid to join the prestigious network in 2017. Innovative publishers, diverse bookshops and a lively events scene make it an unrivalled literary melting pot.

    Rosie Garland’s The Night Brother is our historical highlight
    Ever the entertainer, Rosie Garland sung in post-punk band The March Violets and now performs ‘twisted cabaret’ as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. But she’s also a literary maverick with an array of essays, short stories and poetry to her name (much of which she also reads at spoken words events citywide) and three acclaimed novels. Her latest, The Night Brother, navigates themes of gender and identity through two siblings in Victorian Manchester. Rich and Gothic, it’s a must for fans of Angela Carter.”

    https://confidentials.com/manchester/dystopian-classics-to-modern-crime-nine-must-read-manchester-novels

    Written on Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:18
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read
    April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read

    An unexpected & encouraging piece of news!
    Northern Soul has selected 'The Night Brother' as a Best Northern Read

    Desmond Bullen, Northern Soul writer
    “In days that can seem desolate and uncertain, there’s a lot to be said for windows into a better world and, ultimately, joyfully, that is exactly the view that The Night Brother by Rosie Garland affords. Not that its window seat is cheaply achieved. Far from it.
    Rooted with disbelief-suspending specificity in Manchester at the end of the 19th century, Garland’s novel blossoms compellingly from the exquisite simplicity of its central conceit, one which owes the tiniest debt to the 1971 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde. Edie and her brother Gnome are joined in a very particular symbiosis, so that their singular sibling rivalry threatens to be the undoing of both. Themes that could be leaden in other hands emerge from the premise with a beautiful lightness of touch, developing into a persuasive fable of inclusivity and self-acceptance. This is a book that sings a rainbow at its end.”


    https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/books-best-northern-reads-part-one/

    Written on Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:26
  • 'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    New collection forthcoming in October 2020 from Nine Arches Press

    I’m thrilled to be on the 2020 list of Nine Arches Press!
    I’m in the company of a fantastic group of poets. I couldn’t be happier.

    https://www.ninearchespress.com/about-us/news.html

    “Midlands-based independent poetry publisher Nine Arches Press, which achieved Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, will publish eleven new books of poetry in 2020, from a mix of established and emerging poets from across the UK and across the world…

    Acclaimed novelist Rosie Garland will also join the 2020 list in October with her third full collection of poems What Girls Do in the Dark, a book alive with galactic, glimmering energy. Rosie’s award-winning short and long fiction, poems and essays have been widely anthologised and in 2019 she was selected by Val McDermid as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK.”

    Image: Poets confirmed for the Nine Arches Press 2020 list
    Top: l-r: Jennifer Wong, Rishi Dastidar, Abegail Morley, Geraldine Clarkson, Nina Mingya Powles.
    Bottom: l-r: Peter Kahn, Maria Taylor, Gregory Leadbetter, Rosie Garland, Kate Fox

    Written on Saturday, 08 February 2020 14:20
  • 11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest
    11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest

    I’m deeply honoured!
    The British Council has invited me to read, perform, and present workshops in India…
    I’ve been invited to TWO exciting literary events: Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (11th January 2020) AND Mumbai Spoken Fest by Kommune (12th January 2020).

    I can’t wait – not only for the opportunity to share my work in India for the first time… but to meet so many inspiring writers!

    Written on Monday, 23 December 2019 14:19