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Curry Mile – A Changing Neighbourhood

A documentary photography project spanning 7 years (2016-2023). Photographers Michael Baker & Phil Portus explore ‘present day’ Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, and challenge perceptions of what ‘Curry Mile’ now represents, as opposed to nostalgia & past recollections. The ethnic make-up of Rusholme has changed significantly over recent years. Barber shops, shisha bars & dessert parlours have sprung up, the traditional restaurants are less dominant, Manchester City FC have relocated, and the pubs have all closed. The result poses the question as to whether the term ‘Curry Mile’ is now a misnomer.

To accompany this exhibition, we are hosting a talk with the photographers on Thursday 20 July at 6pm, which can be booked on eventbrite

Free exhibition – just drop in

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