Sharing Autumn by George Winston

Autumnal leaves and piano music a marriage made in nature, enjoy.


Thanks to Mel Grover from for sharing


Grandparents Event in North Manchester

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Are you an older person ( not just for grandparents) with time on your hands or time to spare? Do you wish to share a skill or even some stories with the younger generation? Do you wish to feel more connected in your community? Then come along and have a natter, a cuppa and some yummy cake! Click on the link below and find out more!

Grandparents Day Event 26th June 2015

New Shows

Getting older should not mean getting more and more isolated, connect with the local community of North Manchester via radio we have something for everyone!

North Manchester FM 106.6

Things are getting busy here at North Manchester FM HQ. We have lots of training taking place (email Lou if you’re interested) and MORE new shows!

TONIGHT, tune in from 7pm to hear the first ever Unsigned, Sealed, Delivered and Yours with Ray Bowles. Ray will be playing unsigned and local artists from North Manchester and the surrounding areas as well as featuring guests, interviews and live performances. Ray is one of the trainees from our February training – you may have already heard him testing out his skills on The M40 Show (Monday 4-5pm) and Community Champions (Wednesdays 4-5pm). Ray really knows his music and we cannot wait to hear him spreading his wings even further so make sure you tune in tonight 7-9pm! You can tweet him, phone the studio on 0161 918 6911 or text 07757 083438.

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A woman talking sense? Heavens to Betsy!

Well she’s been around a bit, she knows her eggs from her onions, indeed her mushrooms too, and serves up a delightful omelette of common sense. (pardon the foodie pun, but I think you’ll find it’s Germaine.)

Please click on the link and watch this great interview at the Hay Festival and then comeback and feel free to comment as a boomer grandparent!

Catch it while you can as it will disappear soon enough!

I would make more comment myself at this time but as a working grandmother I have to dash!

3 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (29 – 31 May 2015)

Looks like it’s MANchester this weekend with something for all those who like their meat, booze, & footy

The Visit Manchester Blog

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Greater Manchester this weekend.

Grillstock Festival


The biggest BBQ festival in Europe comes to Manchester. At the heart of the event is US style eating competitions, delicious food traders and two music stages headlined by Grandmaster Flash and The Heavy.

Stockport Beer and Cider Festival

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A celebration of quality real ale & traditional cider with more than 200 beers & ciders on offer. Great live entertainment is also promised, with bands, family activities and more.

FC United of Manchester v Benfica


Almost 10 years after the club formed, FC United of Manchester play a friendly against European giants Benfica at Broadhurst Park, their new stadium in Moston. The biggest fan-owned club in the country has just been promoted, over 4,000 fans are expected and the match marks the day that Manchester United first won the European Cup against Benfica back in…

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Running out of love

Tomorrow my daughter Grace will be running for Grandparent Support in the Great Manchester Run –


I am immensely proud of her for doing so- this is not an easy run for her- its 10 k for a start! Although she looks like a super model, (I am a biased mother after all) – it will be punishing on her body- she has a tall willowy figure that holds a lung capacity typically associated with Marfan Syndrome.

Grace had a spontaneous pneumothorax (sudden lung collapse) when she was younger, but she is determined to keep fit and healthy and to strengthen all parts of her body.

Grace believes in Grandparent Support and continues to be an enormous supporter, graciously giving of her time both physically and emotionally having witnessed the complex issues that alienated grandparents and grandparent carers face.

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Please support Grace and Grandparent Support so we can raise awareness and help others.

Grandparents never run out of love, they just keep going no matter what!  Thank you & Good luck Gracie xx

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