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See Manchester heroes captured on canvas at city restaurant Gusto

24  july 2015

Manchester’s inventors and rebels have been captured on canvas at Italian restaurant Gusto. The five-metre wide Renaissance mural has been painted by Moss Side-born artist Michael J Browne and includes portraits of pioneering Mancunians Alan Turing, Ernest Rutherford, Salford physicist James Joule, Emmeline Pankhurst, John Dalton, pioneering academic Marie Stopes, and motor car manufacturers Charles Rolls and Frederick Royce. The Industrial Revolution, the Manchester to Liverpool passenger railway and the Manchester Ship Canal are also pictured, alongside iconic buildings such as the Beetham Tower, Old Trafford and the new Spinningfields development.

Important figures from music and literature also earn their place in the parade, with Bee Gees brother Robin Gibb, Noel Gallagher, authors Elizabeth Gaskell and Shelagh Delaney, and poet Carol Ann Duffy making an appearance. Charity campaigner Kirsty Howard is also in the painting. A Gallipoli soldier kneels at the cenotaph, an a…