Video: 'A poetic portrait of Manchester', filmed in summer 2019. © True Glass
Manchester has always been a city of global significance – it is world-famous for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution and has a proud history of producing internationally renowned art, science, politics and sport.
We have a long history in cultural relations across Greater Manchester, working with creatives, educational institutions, civil society and local authorities.
MANCHESTER MUSIC CITY
We supported Manchester to join the Music Cities Network (MCN) and their participation in the network was announced in Autumn 2019. MCN is a global collection of cities committed to developing stronger economies for music. It helps them improve communication and collaboration within the music sector, share knowledge and supports policy making and advocacy.
Manchester joins cities like Aarhus (Denmark), Reykjavik (Iceland), Nantes (France) and Sydney (Australia) in the network. Partners in the network include Manchester City Council, HOME, Brighter Sound (delivery partner) and many more of the great music development organisations, SMEs and freelancers in Manchester and the wider city region working in the music sector and its wider supply chain.
As part of Manchester’s commemorative programme of events and activities for Peterloo 2019, we produced Radical Read; a classroom learning resource which uses examples of young people involved in peaceful protests around the world. It covers themes like climate strikes, equal access to education and the rise against racism. Radical Read was produced in partnership with Manchester City Council and Manchester Histories.