‘Another Music’ is a series of stories about the amazing community work supported by Forever Manchester and happening right now in Harpurhey and Moston, North Manchester.

It’s all about supporting social action and volunteering; grass roots sport and physical activity; local culture and the arts; and youth leadership and personal development.

The blog title is taken from The Buzzcocks album Another Music in a Different Kitchen and reflects stories of passion and positivity coming from an area often blighted by negative headlines and misleading stereotypes.

Photographer and writer Len Grant worked closely with Forever Manchester to bring the stories from Harpurhey and Moston to life. As well as writing stories himself, Len has recruited local people to make their own contributions. During 2017 he ran a number of informal writing and photography workshops in Harpurhey and Moston.

The website will grow with different voices over the next few months and will eventually be written entirely by local people.