Interpretations of Christmas

Christmas. Christ’s Mass. For us in Britain, it’s very much a commercialised affair that is bombarded on our TVs, radios and in our wider culture from late October onwards until Christmas itself. For many Britons, it has evolved into an almost secular festival with greater emphasis on its communal festivity than its religious connotations. Christmas Continue Reading

Food Festivals From Around the Globe

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own Food is one among life’s endless delights. Throughout history, everything to do with food; its capture, cultivation, preparation and consumption; has molded human culture.Civilizations were inadvertently shaped by food as the early agrarian Continue Reading

Christmas Controversy

The Christmas Controversy is a media and social talking point every year during the festive season. As a culture which often has an unquestioned excitement about Christmas, the Christmas Controversy provides a counterbalance to the status quo. One part of the Christmas controversy is its decreasing connection to Christianity and being seen as an increasingly Continue Reading

What’s Going On In Manchester?

Getting into the Festive Spirit: Previously mentioned in the November issue, we thought we would remind you again that there’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than at the Manchester Christmas Markets! Spread around the city centre, explore this year’s markets to drink some mulled wine, whilst eating festive food and shopping Continue Reading