Stories of Gorton

18 July 2022 - News
We are looking for people who know and love Gorton.

People who are interested in Gorton’s stories – its people, its history, its future… Manchester City of Literature and local writer, Sarah Butler, are looking for people who know and love Gorton to work with them on a new project, exploring and sharing Gorton’s stories.

We are recruiting six, paid ‘investigators’ to meet once a month over twelve months. We will explore Gorton by walking its streets and sharing the stories we know and the ones we discover along the way. In the final session we will look at how we might grow the project, to share and collect stories more widely.

The sessions will run 10.00-12.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month from September 2022 through to January 2023. Each session will involve an hour long walk (rain or shine!) followed by an hour at Gorton Library having a cuppa and a chat (and maybe doing some writing). Investigators will be paid £50 per session and need to be able to commit to at least four of the dates.

We would love to hear from you! Please send us an email (of around 500 words) or a video message (about 2-3 minutes) explaining why you would like to be involved in Stories of Gorton. Email: Video Message: via email or 07751 423661. Applications needed by Monday 8 August and you will find out if you’ve been successful by 22 August. If you have any quuestions or want to discuss the project before you apply please email Sarah at