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Big Ben Lying Down With Political Books Artist Marta Minujín Taken By Mario Cherrutti Mif21 1200 800

Manchester International Festival 2021: Big Ben in Piccadilly Gardens

Plus: Lemn Sissay, Cillian Murphy and more for this year's Manchester International Festival

2021 03 24 Assize Courts The Great Hall Of The Assize Courts Was One Of The Sights Of Manchester

VIDEO: Manchester's Lost Buildings - The Assize Courts

A new series of short films on Manchester landmarks lost, imagined and existing

2020 08 20 Bolton Octagon

Octagon Theatre reveals new images of £12m transformation

Sneak peek comes as the Bolton treasure prepares to finally reopen later this year

2021 03 10 Science And Industry Museum New Special Exhibitions Gallery Science And Industry Museum 3

£5m gallery opens at Science and Industry Museum

A new gallery in an old space opens up fresh opportunities for key museum

2018 10 22 Top 10 Liverpool Theatre 2018 08 21 The Animals And Children 3

Entertainment leaders beg for financial support after Johnson’s roadmap reveal

Nightclubs and theatres amongst venues with the longest reopening wait

2019 02 05 Hulme Hippodrome Thumbnail Ian Grundy

Hulme Hippodrome could become a Manchester music museum - but it’s at-risk

Empty and decaying, the former theatre is up for auction. An ambitious campaign group want...

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...

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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