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.
Manchester based BODIES new Endless Summer EP is reviewed by Ushiku Crissafulli: ‘A sensually immersive journey through the inner-city hip-hop experience’ with ‘pure Manc hip-hop vibes.’
‘Celebrating Syria: A Festival of Arts and Culture’ showcases Syria beyond the war- torn media depiction
Syria is the focus of this art festival, organised by Manchester charity Rethink Rebuild Society, which aims to provide an escape from the oppression of the pandemic and celebrate the culture and people of this currently troubled country.