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Liz Bamber
July 2023 We preview Manchester Psych Fest 2023

We sat down with Manchester Psych Fest 2023 Director Gareth Butterworth to find out about the festival’s 10th edition.

July 2023 Public consultation launches for new £1.7bn innovation district ID Manchester

Images of the illustrative masterplan for Manchester’s trailblazing new city centre innovation district have been revealed.

June 2023 Economics the Blockbuster: It’s Not Business as Usual

Poppy Bowers, Head of Exhibitions at the Whitworth, Introduces us to a new project with The University of Manchester, presented as part of MIF23.

May 2023 UK Biobank will move to Manchester Science Park following £127.6m funding from UKRI

The world’s most significant data source and biological samples for health research is set to move to Greenheys at Manchester Science Park.

March 2023 Oxford Road Corridor partners selected for Innovation Accelerator programme

Eight projects based within Oxford Road Corridor to receive funding and support after being selected to become part of the city-region’s Innovation Accelerator programme.

March 2023 Bruntwood SciTech Unveils Plans For £60m Highly Specialist Lab Space at Manchester Science Park

Plans for the new specialist lab space represent the third phase of Bruntwood SciTech’s masterplan to grow Manchester Science Park.

February 2023 Manchester Museum Returns

Manchester Museum reopens this February following an ambitious £15 million transformation, Esme Ward introduces us to the new era.

January 2023 RNCM at 50

As the RNCM celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s clear that Manchester’s global conservatoire offers something for everyone.

January 2023 Oxford Road Corridor launch new 2030 vision

The Oxford Road Corridor partnership is launching itsnew 2030 Vision to coincide with this year’s Convention of the North.

November 2022 Henry Royce Institute awarded £95 million to develop the super-materials of the future

The Business Secretary has announced a £95 million boost to develop the super-materials of the future at the Henry Royce Institute.

October 2022 Greater Manchester awarded largest-ever research funding

The National Institute for Health and Care Research has received a £59.1million award – the largest single research award given by the NIHR to the city region.

September 2022 £105million investment agreed for new First Street net zero carbon office

Ask Real Estate and The Richardson Family has completed a £105m transaction with Pension Insurance Corporation to enable delivery of the next phase of office development at First Street.

September 2022 Keisha Thompson on a new era for Contact in its 50th year

Contact’s Artistic Director & CEO Keisha Thompson introduces us to a new era and marks the venues 50th year.

June 2022 £21m Net Zero Operational Tech Hub at Manchester Science Park Reaches Practical Completion

Bruntwood SciTech’s 1 million sq ft masterplan for Manchester Science Park has taken another step forward as its £21m development, Base, reaches practical completion.

May 2022 Cultural Producer – Call for Expressions of Interest

We are seeking expressions of interest, from Greater Manchester-based cultural producers, both organisations and individuals, for a new event in October