King of the Kippax fanzine can now be bought from the URBIS shop, which is an excellent source of gifts with a Mancunian flavour.
The CITY TILL I DIE photo exhibition (some samples of which appear on this blog) will remain in place at Urbis (the superb glass building near Manchester Cathedral) throughout the summer. It's a free exhibition sited around the excellent cafe area and in the corridor leading to the shop. All the pictures have been supplied by fans - and, let's face it, we could fill the whole place with snapshots, given half a chance - so it is an exhibition 'for the fans, by the fans', but I just wish it was much bigger in every way.
Nevertheless, it's a worthwhile attempt to provide some balance, especially if, like me, you 'fell out' with Urbis from day one because of it's neglect of the 'only football team to come from Manchester' in favour of the other lot. I suppose we have to be grown up about it and realise that until we get a club which is ambitious enough to refuse to settle for anything less than a winning mentality, we are not going to automatically be included in positive promotions for the city. It hurts, but it's the truth. So Urbis should be given some credit in this instance. It's not bad - a whole summer when you'll be able to stop for a coffee or a bite to eat in the heart of Manchester, surrounded by pictures of your fellow fans whether in Moss Side, or Sierra Leone - that's more than you get in the 'City Social'