Spending £110m on The Factory arts centre is wrong while cuts to public services continue

The Factory arts centre, predicted to cost £110 million, being given the go ahead by Manchester city councillors provides a high profile expansion of Manchester’s cultural opportunities that will no doubt produce, perform and exhibit excellent work. However at a time when the region is experiencing austerity driven shortages in social care, health and housing […]

The changing face of Manchester – for better or worse?

As the birthplace of the industrial revolution and a city famous for innovation, Manchester is no stranger to change. In this film The Meteor asks the people of Manchester about the changes they have seen in the city, and whether these changes have made a positive or negative impact in their homes. In previous episodes […]

Government support for hard working families leaves record levels in poverty

Despite a government that continually expresses its support for hard working families, a recent report on poverty shows that a record 55% of people in poverty are from working households. The report also highlights the disproportionately high level of disabled people living in poverty and the increasingly severe effects of the housing crisis on poverty […]

Bigger Badder Language: award winning spoken word night

Bad Language, headed by Joe Daly and Fat Roland, is dedicated to the development and promotion of new writing. Their monthly literature night held in Manchester’s Northern Quarter has won the Saboteur Award for best regular spoken word night in the UK for two years running. The Meteor went to their ‘Bigger Badder Language’ night, […]

The people of Greater Manchester plan to end the housing crisis

A chance for the citizens of Greater Manchester (GM) to have their say on the housing crisis, and what can be done to tackle it, is being provided at a public meeting in Manchester. Two organisations campaigning for social justice have joined forces to offer this timely opportunity. The People’s Plan GM (PPGM) and GM […]

Acoustic Amnesty gig plans to raise the roof for those without one

Acoustic Amnesty are offering an evening of acoustic entertainment from earth bound angels in a venue purpose built for this particular activity: Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church. The gig, next Thursday 24 November, kicks off at 7.30pm and is completely acoustic. Steven Lindsay has been organising these events since June 2013. He plans to use the […]

The Meteor talks to Mancunian stand-up comedian Thom Bee

This is the first in a series of interviews with local performers and artists in Manchester. If you are interested in being featured or know somebody whose work you think should be highlighted, then get in touch with us by emailing editor@themeteor.org         ———- The Meteor spoke to stand-up comedian Thom Bee at First Draft: […]

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