Curry Mile – A Changing Neighbourhood at Manchester Central Library

Curry Mile – A Changing Neighbourhood
Manchester Central Library
10th July 2023 – 30th September 2023

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Curry Mile – A Changing Neighbourhood

Curry Mile – A Changing Neighbourhood is a documentary photography project spanning seven years between 2016 and 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 makeup 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 Football Club have relocated, and the pubs have all closed. The result poses the question as to whether the term ‘Curry Mile’ is now a misnomer.

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