The people who make the place: meet the members of Manchester’s newest community at New Islington
20 years ago, New Islington was a far cry from what it is today. Once used a backdrop for Frank Gallagher as he drunkenly fell out of the pub on TV’s Shameless, it’s potential as a new, contemporary community has finally been realised, with investment that has helped the area to flourish.
Today, it’s a bustling new place to live, work and play. While the pandemic may have temporarily limited the full potential of the community here, it’s still clear to see why New Islington has such a great appeal.