Zion centre hosts open day

By Will Astbury

MANCHESTER’S Zion Arts Centre is hosting a free community open day on Sunday 7 February 2010.

Staff and participants from the centre are putting on a range of free taster workshops including MCing, street dance and music classes.

There will be free refreshments to be had and drama, dance, comedy, music and arts acts to enjoy.

A statement from Zion said: “Come get to know us and what we do more! We want you to get involved and we want to hear your views on the centre and what you want to see done here!

“We want to meet our neighbours and members of the local community so we that we can make Hulme’s creative quarter a place for you!”

Festivities kick off at noon and finish at 4pm so get down the centre, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA, early and do something productive with your Sunday afternoon.

For more details of all the activities that are going on at Zion visit www.zionarts.com.

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Man pleads guilty to road death

A MAN has admitted responsibility for a traffic collision that killed an Urmston man walking home after a New Year’s party.

Mohammed Mian, 31, of Gredle Close, Urmston, pleaded guilty on Monday 19 October 2009 to causing death by dangerous driving at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

He is due to be sentenced on 23 November 2009.

Steve Campbell, 49, died at the scene of the collision, which took place shortly before 1.20am on Thursday 1 January 2009 on Stretford Road.

He was walking home from a New Year’s party with his wife, who was also injured in the collision with Mian’s Volvo. She suffered serious leg injuries.

Mian drove away from the scene of the collision, but turned around shortly afterwards, and went back to the scene.