Skyliner

is creating Live or virtual tours of Manchester

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City Explorers

$1.50
per month
Thanks for supporting the virtual tours! You can access all of the standard video content I produce along the way, and explore the city with me from your own home.

Curious Minded

$4.50
per month
As well as the virtual content you can join me on one real life walking tour - for free, and bring one guest along too - your friend/loved one/dog/baby. If this doesn't work for you you can gift the two tour spaces to anyone you like.

Melanie Griffiths

$7.50
per month
Well, I'm well on my way to achieving the Melanie in Working Girl dream now, producing videos whilst backcombing my hair and dating Harrison Ford. Come and meet me for a coffee and compliment me on my shoulder pads. Coffee, pastry, and a chat on me, about anything, but advice on tour guiding or writing will be especially forthcoming. If you'd rather we can make this a private informal tour. 

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About Skyliner

Alternative tours and anti-tours of Manchester.

Hey! I'm Hayley and I've run tours of Manchester since 2012. They've been reviewed and featured in magazines, newspaper and by influencers all over the world. I've played around with the idea of live tours on instagram over the years and they've proven to be very popular.  At the moment, in light of COVID-19, all my tours for summer have been cancelled, that means I have zilch in the way of income which is bad news for anyone but I have to be able to support my daughter too.

I sell gift vouchers for my tours, but thought that another option would be Patreon, I set the account up years ago in fact, but nothing like a pandemic to make you get to action, right? Honestly, this is borne of necessity but it's an idea that began in 2017, and in line too with my accessibility aims for the future - meaning if you're someone who can't or doesn't want to come into a busy city you will be able to watch along as if you're there with me. 

For now, I can only create content based on footage I already have (self-isolating), which might not be expertly shot, it will definitely be shaky! BUT it will be good knowledge and critical ideas about the city too. You can support me by signing up if you want to explore Manchester for the first time, or if you've lived here forever and want to learn something new. The content will vary and I hope I can provide something for everyone to enjoy - I will provide local knowledge, that maybe even locals aren't aware of. 

Some of my tours are slightly more traditional ones, looking at city secrets and that sort of thing, but several routes are anti-tours which are critical tours that look at urban and social issues - homelessness, litter, public space, gentrification. These tours are really popular with educators and with businesses in the field such as architects and planners. Whilst previously I've cast my critical eye over the city I am now studying for a Masters in Place Management so that I can also actually do something about these issues beyond just voicing my concerns, and maybe even to steer the audience in a direction that will result in positive change. 

(Serious chat now: Whilst this content if for all, it is not to be copied and copyright breaches, especially by guides, will be pursued!)

Well, let's see how this goes...
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When I reach 100 patrons, I'll double the amount of videos I'm producing at the start of my journey.
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