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Three Superb November Tours

The Tour of Uninteresting Objects, Mr Engels' Changed The World Here And Ghosts

Published on November 11th 2013.

Three Superb November Tours

Friedrich Engels in Manchester

Young FE - just as he arrived in MancYoung FE, as he arrived in McrEngels, with Karl Marx, was the father of communism. The 22 years he spent in Manchester shaped his thoughts and ideas. As the well-known historian Asa Briggs said, ‘If Engels had lived not in Manchester...his conception of class and his theories of the role of class might have been very different. In this case Marx might have been not a communist but a currency reformer. The fact that Manchester was taken to be the symbol of the age in the 1840s was of central importance in modern world history.’ The entertaining tour follows Engels’ footsteps around the city and underlines Manchester’s key role within the world we live.

Since this is Engels' 193rd birthday we finish in a pub for a drink to celebrate this feisty and very interesting man. 

Meet outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, Portland Street, City centre, M1 4BT, 10 minutes before your tour time. Thursday 28 November 2013. 6pm. £8 per person.


Tour of Uninteresting Objects

Weird under the archWeird under the archAh yes, the un-regarded things that make a city. This tour reveals odd sculptures, mad details, washed up remnants of things inside and outside buildings. It’s different – guaranteed. Each tour will tackle a different area of the city centre and environs and uncover massive quantities of uninteresting objects. It will we promise be massively uninteresting. It will be so tremendously uninteresting it will be utterly fascinating. The route is a new one so if you’ve been on the uninteresting tour before you’ll be surprised again

The last of the 'Uninteresting' series tours in 2013 is on Saturday 16 November and covers Albert Square, Convention Area, Canals, 3.30pm. Meet outside Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, City centre, M2 3JL, 10 minutes before your tour time. £8 per person.


The Haunted Underworld Tours

In a dark and mysterious undercroft of the city centre old stories are coming alive. Tales might include those of dead artists, sinister magicians, tragic lovers and body-snatchers. Expect the unexpected and also lots of laughs. People who are brave enough to come on the tour should try not to faint (something that happened last time). 

Hi Jonathan, I wanted to drop you a line following our Haunted Tour on Friday. Very simply put, absolutely brilliant!! Thank you for your knowledge and passion for Manchester. As a Mancunian ‘cemented’ to the City (I think Morrissey once said that!) it was fantastic to hear the stories and to experience areas of the city I guess not many have. I will most certainly be taking you up on the alternative tours of the City with other contacts/clients in the near future (I just need to earn a few quid first). Kindest regards, Andy T. Andrew Titterton. Director, for and on behalf of Studio KMA.

Tours cost £8 each and last just over an hour. Minimum age is 10 years for these tours - but if the child is very sensitive, best not to bring the under 12s. Meet in St Ann’s Square, at the War Memorial, Manchester, M2 7EF.  November tours: 9th, 16th, 23rd


The guide for all tours will be Jonathan Schofield, the Confidential editor. Twitter @JonathSchofield 

Haunted below

Haunted below


You can follow Jonathan Schofield on Twitter here @JonathSchofield or connect via Google+

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AnonymousAugust 29th 2012.

Not that damn overflow pipe again!

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