🙋🏻♀️🙋🏽♂️ if you like street art! I was so glad that during my #collaboration with @visitmanchester & @lovegreatbritain, our group took a tour of the Northern Quarter of Manchester with @skylinermcr aka Hayley Flynn. Perhaps no one else in the city has the type of information or access that she does, gleaned through authentic relationships with artists, hours of exclusive interviews and tracking down elusive ex-residents. Hers are the only tours north of London to feature in the Telegraph's ‘Incredible Tours’ and I believe that wherever you are on the spectrum of appreciating [or not] street art, you will walk away with something learned or felt that you’ve never known before. The quarter’s walls feature a mix of internationally recognized artists and homegrown talent. Flynn also explained & showcased pieces from #CitiesOfHope It’s a convention of artists who use murals [not tagging] to raise awareness of social issues, challenge injustice and champion the voice of the powerless. Their own words on their site echo the drum beat of my heart: “From its beginning, Street Art has championed the oppressed, standing defiant in the face of injustice as the voice of the powerless. Their art echoes in our souls, whispering that hope is not lost, it was never lost.” Just behind me as I stood to take this photo, is one such piece by the female and male partnership @snikarts A woman in red, a timely tribute to Suffragettes and the continuing stand against injustice, everywhere. #BestOfMCR#ItAllStartsInManchester#LoveGreatBritain
Spoon. Spoon. Scoop.
Todays work in progress are almost finished but there's still a few crucial steps in the handmade process.
The scoop is ready for polishing but the spoons need filing and taking down four grades of wet and dry emery paper before I get them to the polishing mop. Then I will hand polish using a variety of mop head and polishing compound until they are super duper extra shiny!
Spoon, spoon and scoop will be ready and out on display on Saturday in studio 10 @manchestercraft, #northernquarter#manchester and we'll be open 10-5.30pm 😊
Strike it lucky with your next event at @allstarlanes Manchester! Sey hello to the good times with exclusive hire of one of their two private rooms - sipping champagne as you bowl over the competition! (📷: @anya_grace)
One of my favorite moments from our road trip to Snowdonia.✨ It started with the clouds parting over the countryside and driving into the mountains with the windows down.🌞 It ended with exploring, climbing a tower that was built in 1230, and hopping into a tiny teal boat to catch the sunset.
So many feelings surrounding this trip! I feel over the top lucky to have met and traveled with the most beautiful and brilliant women. @vagabond3 @bontraveler @kirstenalana @jchongstudio @aidamollenkamp I miss you already!! 👯♀️ Until next time! ❤️ #collab with @visitmanchester @lovegreatbritain @virginatlantic #itallstartsinmanchester#lovegreatbritain#livefromvirgin
Thank you for capturing this @vagabond3! 🤗
We are back home in Manchester from our five week road trip in the USA, so of course we headed to @pollenbakery for the first time! We had the opera cake and salted caramel brownie which were delicious!