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Albert Square Mystery Continues…..

Published on August 24th 2005.

Something else happened in Albert Square this afternoon, and once again, noone had a clue what it was all about!

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At around 12.30pm, the sound of a full quota of brass band drums flew through our windows above Livebait restaurant. Legging it outside, we ran into a huge Pakistani bagpipe band performing through the square, an amazing site and it certainly brightened up the day.

The only trouble was, hardly anyone was there to see it except for a crowd of delegates on the steps of the town hall, which again backs up our theory that noone ever knows about the events in the squares of our city.

Anyone know what it was all about? Click here to tell us. Or you can give us your feedback on the ongoing debate concerning whether or not you think the council should be doing more to promote these events more.

Feedback so far...

Here is just a small sample of the feedback we’ve had…..

What a relief - thought it was just me ! I flicked on the news to see Darren Campbell and Linford Christie in Albert Square with what could have been a massive and influential event - too late to do anything about it or get involved - yet again! What a waste.
Ellen Ridley

I invariably wander around the city centre on my lunch break and enjoy a spot of people watching and not eating sandwiches from Boots or Tescos. this little visits sometimes include a wander down to Albert or St Anns square. the amount of good things that go on in these little space in the city centre are fab!! I love the art and craft stalls, the allotments, the fresh and natural food stalls, the flower market and my favourite being the xmas market - who can resist the glue wine (spelt my way)?

These events are advertised on the council website but let's face it who wants to go and look at the council website - it's not the most exciting of sites! I've also seen the occasional poster around town but my thinking is should they not put up some sort of notice board in both these squares (and any other areas that are holding events) that could inform people what's going on from week to week and possibly (but let's not get too excitable) let us know about events in other areas outside the town centre too. The council are doing some excellent work trying to give areas carnivals, fayres, parades, etc and they should make a lot more effort promoting them and showing the rest of the city centre what a vibrant and exciting city we live and work in. I love Manchester and so should the council - get promoting!!
Vikki Malcolm

Agree entirely. So much goes on that we only find out about afterwards - it's a shame.
Anne Bryson

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