Vicky in the old Hippodrome theatre, Hulme, Manchester

Tuesday 20th September 2011, 5.05pm (day 26)

Vicky, Hippodrome theatre, 20/9/11

No single photo or few lines of text can do justice to this place. Several people I spoke to today, from the district of Hulme, said that this used to be a real asset to the area.Derelict, but still just about hanging in there, this place is owned by an evangelical ministry and seems also to have a community group on its case, trying to stop it either falling down completely or being ripped down by developers. Hulme was one of the places hit by the civil unrest back in August. Right-wingers want to strip ‘benefits’ from anyone caught nicking a bottle of Lucozade at that time but they won’t raise a finger to restore an incredible place like this for the REAL benefit of the community. I could go on and this page would get angrier, but you get the point I’m sure.

(Thanks to Vicky for showing it to me and also not complaining as I snuck her into the corner of the pictures…)

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