Angel Meadow and the vicinity has always provided inspiration for writers and creatives. 


Spencer Tunick (Artist)

On 1st May 2010, the park and surrounding area was used as a location by artist Spencer Tunick for his installation "Everyday People," part of The Lowry Gallery's 10th Anniversary celebration. 


Simon Buckley (Photographer)


During 2015-2016, the area around Angel Meadow was photographed as part of the NotQuiteLight Project.

An exhibition weekend of images, tours and events took place in April 2016 with FOAM co-hosting a filmed dawn-break entitled
"Breakfast with the Dead."


Dean Kirby (Author & Journalist)


Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain's most dangerous slum. Published 2016

ISBN-10: 1783831529


Mrs G.L. Banks (Author)


The Manchester Man. Published 1879.

ISBN-10 0548734631


Mary Bertenshaw (Author)


Sunrise to Sunset (An Autobiography). Published 1991.

ISBN-10 1872226183

Andrew Davies (Author and Playwright)


The Gangs of Manchester. Published 2008.

ISBN-10 1903854857 


MaD Theatre Company


Angels with Manky Faces  see video page.

Performed 2009 and 2010. Inspired by The Gangs of Manchester by Andrew Davies.

Audrey Howard (Author)


Angel Meadow. Published 1999.

ISBN-10 0340718102


William Kenneth Jones (Author)


Different Times. Published 2006.

ISBN-10 0755202104


Nancy. Published 2011.

ISBN-10 075521322X

James Stanhope-Brown (Author)


Angels from the Meadows. Published 1993. 

ISBN-10 0951565214


The Shoeblack and the Countess. Published 2012.

ISBN-10 1781487790


John Marsden (Author)


Forgotten Fields- Manchester Old Burial Grounds. Published 2014.

ISBN-10 0755216229 


Angela Buckley (Author)

The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada. Published 2014.

ISBN-10 1781592691 


Billy Hopkins (Author)


Our Kid. Published 2007

ISBN-10 0755343182