Hayley Flynn

Hayley Flynn

Content Creator, Place Writer, Tour GuideManchester, United Kingdom
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Hayley Flynn

Hayley Flynn

Content Creator, Place Writer, Tour GuideManchester, United Kingdom
About me
Writer with a specialism in place, especially cities. Studying a Masters in Place Writing at Manchester Writing School (MMU). Published by The Guardian. The UK's first City Curator (National Trust). Winner of Best Arts and Culture Blog at UK Blog Awards. Research, ideas and story telling with a focus on the culture and history of a city, and a keen interest in placemaking and public space.
  • The Ladies' Room
    The Ladies' RoomI developed the idea for a festival celebrating womens' roles in cities, and how everyone can involve themselves in creating better public space. A day of talks featuring Helen Pidd (The Guardian), Jennifer Williams (Manchester Evening News), Elizabeth Alker (6Music), Emma Jane Unsworth (Animals), Beccy Meehan (North West Tonight) as well as poets, musicians, and city planners. The day was foccused on Stevenson Square specifically. We also looked at ways to celebrate forgotten stories by taking
Projects credited in
  • Granadaland Gallery
    Granadaland GalleryCombining fine art photography and place-writing to document the spirit, history and architecture of Old Granada Studios - the former home of ITV and a beacon of Manchester's cultural heritage - before the next stage in its development, Andrew Brooks and Hayley Flynn documented the site in the winter of 2016. I commissioned this project for the developer, working with the artists to ensure that all stakeholders were well-represented without compromising the integrity of the work. The images were divided into themes explored through creative non-fiction or "field notes”. The project was featured in the national press and will ultimately be made into a coffee-table book. Pictures can be viewed online at https://www.andrewbrooksartist.com/granadaland-granada-studios and canvas prints are displayed in the Old Granada Studios co-work space. All images are displayed courtesy of Andrew Brooks.
Work history
    Content CreatorBruntwood
    Manchester, United KingdomFull Time
    Researching architectural histories to produce interesting and rich content beyond that of just a property developer. Developing content strategy for the Culture Team, copywriting, and hoping to add my own ideas to the cultural calendar.
    Place Writer & Tour GuideSkyliner
    Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    Writing and researching for my own site: Skyliner, as well as running the most talked about tours in the city - looking at the counterculture of the area and debating public space and the involvement of the arts in gentrification and planning. This role led to me curating Streetview, a hugely successful arts exhibition in 2013, and contributing to multiple films, TV and radio shows, and writing commissions including more journalistic pieces for The Guardian.
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  • Research
  • Cityscapes
  • Cultural Historian
  • Arts Culture
  • Travel
  • Journalism
  • Art Curation
  • Content Copywriter
  • Blog Content
  • Writer