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2020 12 23 Hip Hop Archives Original Graffiti Photographs From 1988 89 Credit Mhha

From Pankhurst to hip hop - new archives to reveal untold Manchester stories

Exploring radical women and the city’s hip hop history, both will launch next summer

2019 10 06 53 Two Exterior Cgi

53two to open theatre bar below Manchester Central

Launching in spring, it will precede a brand new theatre focused on northern and world...

The Factory New Cgi

The Factory - Manchester’s landmark arts centre awarded £21m ‘kickstart fund’

Finally some good news for MIF’s beleaguered future home

2020 12 08 Manchester And Salford Workers’ Film Society Ticket Copyright Wcml

Soviets, Sundays and a Salford taboo - the story of UK’s oldest film society

Manchester & Salford Film Society recently celebrated its 90th anniversary…and its president is 98

2020 12 07 Manchester City Of Lit Branding 2

Manchester City of Literature unveils new look and exciting plans

“We want a city that celebrates its diverse voices and where literary activity changes lives”

2020 11 27 Pantomime Opera House

‘Little short of a pantomime’ - culture leaders react to Tier 3 announcement

Museums, galleries, cinemas, theatre and music venues will be forced to close under new rules

2020 11 26 Len Grant 9  Afterthebomb

Regeneration Manchester: Len Grant and a city in transition

How a local photographer captured the city's growing pains in words and images

2020 11 23 Mystery Bird 1 Lee Dorfman

Mystery Bird to Box on the Docks - MediaCity to host THREE immersive winter events

Landmark theatre, community art and even a giant roving bird show…

2020 11 28 Bunting

£120m earmarked for Festival UK* 2022 - as creative industries continue to struggle

Dubbed a Brexit vanity project, the ‘creativity and innovation’ fest is ploughing ahead regardless

2020 11 18 Book Review Owen Street Towers 2019

Manchester: Something Rich and Strange – book review

Danny Moran on this new collection of mind-opening perspectives on urban life

Palace Theatre

Manchester performing arts - what’s reopening when?

An updated list of theatres, comedy and music venues

2020 10 29 Lost Rx 1

Demolished or destroyed - Twelve Lost Buildings of Manchester

Part One: Some of the amazing structures that used to stand in the city

2020 10 26 Hope Mill Theatre

‘Dystopian and Orwellian’ - Manchester theatre receives backlash over COVID measures

Hope Mill said the negative comments were upsetting after what has been an ‘emotional rollercoaster’

2020 10 29 Hammo

50 Windows of Creativity - full details revealed for new Manchester art trail

From murals to mosaics, Akse to Hammo, citywide installation will celebrate local talent

Johnny Vegas 5 Credit Carla Spreight

Fans raise thousands for Frog and Bucket after funding controversy - but why was its bid rejected?

We talked to MD Jessica Toomey about comedy’s fight for recognition

2020 10 14 Salford Lads Club First Marriage Header

Smiths super-fans first to book a wedding at Salford Lads Club

The historic venue, famed for its Smiths heritage, is now licensed for marriages

2020 07 17 Deaf Institute Witch Fever Debbie Ellis

£257 million to save 1385 theatres, music venues and art orgs - Which made it in Manchester?

The second major round of the £1.57 billon culture recovery fund has been announced

2020 10 07 Little Amal 1

‘The Walk’ - Giant puppet Little Amal to launch MIF 2021

A symbol of displaced refugee children, she’ll arrive in Manchester after an 8000 km-search for...

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