What you'll do
This unique walking tour was designed by Laura. The tour will take you on a rollercoaster of the Northern City’s streets, with unexpected twists and turns. You will be introduced to to Manchester through its history of powerful women, astonishing architecture and vibrant food scene. The tour will also includes elements of Laura's personal experience of homelessness.. The tour builds bridges between Laura's past and the person she has become today. The tour will educate locals and tourists alike, to understand the difficulties of living on the streets as well as being transgender, in order for people to gain an insight on the issues surrounding homelessness.
Hi, my name is Alice and I am the Head of Invisible (Manchester). We run tours across the UK that are led by people who have experienced homelessness. This tour will be led by Laura, one of our Invisible (Manchester) tour guides. She has been homeless three times since the age of 17 and she is a fully trained tour guide with Invisible (Manchester). She said a friend once described her as a unicorn and a seahorse. This statement captures her unique traits, or as she says 'rare breed of person', that allows her to flourish as an autistic and transgender woman. With compassion and love for each person, Laura's tour will highlight stories of Manchester but can also challenge perceptions of the streets. In her own words, her tour makes "the invisible visible
About the organisation
Invisible (Manchester) is part of Invisible Cities, a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. 100% of our profit is used to develop our guides further or to organise wider events for the homeless community.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Invisible Cities.
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Where you'll be
The one and a half mile walk will take you to places like St Peter’s Square, where the Central Library, The Midland Hotel and Emmeline Pankhurst statue are located. Laura will also take you to China Town, where photo opportunities arise. In Piccadilly Gardens she shares her personal story with you under the watchful eye of the Queen Victoria statue The experience ends in the Northern Quarter at an optional cafe stop.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 12 and up can attend.
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