ARTICLE: Hollyoaks – Social Media, Self-Harm and Soaps

Over the course of the past 8 months, I have followed Hollyoaks‘ #dontfilterfeelings campaign. Hollyoaks is a popular teenage soap set in the North of England, and this campaign works to raise awareness surrounding mental health and its impact on the younger generation of today. It has featured two central storylines so far, the first implicating suicide and […]

VIDEO: In conversation with Lawrence from Off Beat

Sophie Billington of Funraising sat down not long ago for an interview with Lawrence Collins from the Manchester-based DJ collective Off Beat. They talk about Off Beat‘s beginnings, how they’ve grown in their time playing across some of Manchester’s best venues and Lawrence also gives his take on the ever-present issue of homelessness our city faces and how music and charity […]

EVENT PREVIEW: Love for the Streets Valentines Soundclash

On the 15th of February, CUBO in Fallowfield is being taken over by Love for the Streets for a Valentine’s day special Soundclash event including appearances from fresh new acts Strange Riddims, Trphse and Funraising/Grandma’s Tea Party resident Celine Dijon, who has played at various nights across Manchester and across the country. Expect footwork, grime and dancehall […]


ARTICLE: A Landmine-free Future with MAG Manchester

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Manchester. MAG has a focus on landmine clearance and risk education working in countries like Iraq, Cambodia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. MAGSOC, on the other hand, is a student society that promotes MAG’s work and campaigning for a ‘Landmine Free 2025’. ‘Landmine […]