Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
A film showing the murder of Sophie Lancaster, 20, was screened in Manchester on Thursday, with the hope that it will increase awareness of prejudice towards subcultures.
Sophie and her boyfriend were attacked in a Lancashire Park in August 2007, simply because of they way they dressed. Rob, a student at Manchester, survived the attack, however the repeated kicks to the head proved fatal for Sophie.
To raise awareness of the intolerance and hatred that is suffered by subcultures, make-up brand Illamasqua commissioned a two minute long animation portraying the horrific attack, in collaboration with acclaimed film director Fursy Teyssier.
Sophie: Dark Angel was launched in Manchester on a big screen outside the Urbis on Thursday, what would have been Sophie's 23rd Birthday. I went down to the screening to get some reactions from the crowd.
To listen to some of the Vox Pops, which were used on KEY 103 FM click the below link.
Stephen Morris led a debate last week on Manchester's Music Scene: Past, Present and Future.
The Joy Division and New Order drummer was amongst other key figures of the city's clubbing fame, including owner of Sankeys Ross MacKenzie and ex Hacienda DJ Graeme Park.
Fuse reporter Sehrah Hussain and I caught up with one of the guests, as well as Stephen himself, after the debate, which happened at the prestigious Museum of Science and Industry.
To hear the interviews for Fuse FM click the link below
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Greater Manchester Police launched Rape Awareness Week on Monday, with the aim to prevent sexual assault crimes over the Christmas period.
Students can often be at risk of sexual attacks, especially when making their way home after a night of heavy drinking. Police will be patrolling bars and clubs in popular student areas, including Fallowfield, in the coming weeks, as part of Operation Glaven.They want it to be made clear that they are not there to spoil student's fun, but to ensure their safety during this busy festive time of year.
I spoke exclusively to Detective Sergeant Sarah-Jane Speakman of the Metropolitan Division, and PC Mike Seddon, on the issue of rape awareness, ahead of the campaign launch on Monday. I also went out onto Oxford Road to speak to some students about their own safety on the streets at night. For more information click here.
To listen to the interviews and vox pops click the link below.
A 'Student Masterchef' competition took place last week, as part of Manchester City Councils' 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign.