The passing of two controversial building proposals in Manchester raises the question – who does the city’s development model serve? A land commission for Greater Manchester could provide answers to that question and point the way to a more equitable use of land in the future.
The opening night of Manchester International Festival 2021 this week saw an exhilarating dance piece take to Deansgate. Judith Suckling went along and reports on a show which was raw, emotive, shocking and funny.
Originally costing £110m, The Factory arts centre is now expected to cost £186m and the project is currently tens of millions short of its target. Manchester City Council say they can’t fill the gap because of the dire financial straits they face due to Covid.