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A podcast covering the city centre of Manchester and Salford. Dealing with the serious and the less serious stuff that's happening.

A podcast covering the city centre of Manchester and Salford. Dealing with the serious and the less serious stuff that's happening.
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A podcast covering the city centre of Manchester and Salford. Dealing with the serious and the less serious stuff that's happening.

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English


Episodes

Episode 41 - Manchester Museum

10/25/2018
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Talking to Esme Ward, (relatively) new director of the Manchester Museum about the plans for expansion of the museum, refreshing the galleries and displays, and how they intend to connect to local communities. With byways into Manchester's strengths and weaknesses as a city for the more mature person.

Duration:00:40:10

Episode 40--The Lowry Theatre

10/3/2018
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Talking to Julia Fawcett, the Chief Exec of The Lowry about the history of the venue, balancing theatre and gallery space (and how they're starting to merge), the evolution of the Quays, the Lowry's place in the Manchester scheme of things and what's happening next. We also get in to some nerdy stuff about governance and some less nerdy stuff about LS Lowry himself.

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 39--The Palace Theatre and Opera House

9/24/2018
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Talking to Sheena Wrigley, Director of Manhester's Palace Theatre and Opera House. We dive into the history of the venues, their place in the city's cultural offer, the differences between the subsidised and non-subsidised sectors and plans for the future. I try (and fail) to get inside information on the future schedule.

Duration:00:33:58

Episode 13--Mary-Ellen McTague

9/18/2017
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We interview chef Mary-Ellen McTague about the Manchester Art Gallery cafe, the change from fine dining, why kids can pay what their parents want, and what the future holds.

Duration:00:35:46

Episode 12--Manchester Museum

9/7/2017
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Nick Merriman, DIrector of the Manchester Museum, talks about its history, the importance of University museums, what the next developments are, the role of museums in society, and lots more.

Duration:00:42:33

Episode 11--Salford City Mayor

8/20/2017
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Episode 11--Salford City Mayor. Paul Dennett has been City Mayor of Salford for just over a year. Here he talks about what he does, the inspiration he finds in the people of Salford, his role in Andy Burnham's cabinet, the issue of homelessness and the need for developers and companies investing in the city to give back.

Duration:00:47:32

Episode 10--Barney Ibbotson and Stan Chow

8/20/2017
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Episode 10--Barney Ibbotson and Stan Chow. Barney and Stan met in school, and have pursued parallel paths since then as illustrators and designers. They talk about being creative entrepeneurs, not being paid, negotiating fees, what the scene is like in Manchester, and the frustrations and pleasures of their careers.

Duration:00:31:24

Episode 09---City Centre Retail

8/16/2017
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Talking to Paul Hales of Costa and Lisa Kay of Kiehls, alongside Phil Schulze of the Manchester Business Improvement District about retail in Manchester city centre--what's new, how to get good staff, how to keep your brand fresh, and what happens when there's a Costa on every corner.

Duration:00:38:02

Episode 08--St Ann's

8/8/2017
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We talk to Roger Ward of Mr Tom's Chophouse and Revd Nigel Ashworth of St Ann's Church about the history of St Ann's Manchester. Church and pub, the development of the city, the first oil boom and the importance of memorials...

Duration:00:39:44

Episode 07---Lou Cordwell

7/31/2017
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We talk to Lou Cordwell, founder and MD of MagneticNorth, one of the country’s leading digital agencies, about starting the company, navigating the dotcom crash, the Manchester digital scene and how her management style has changed over the years. Also, lots of tips about being an entrepreneur.

Duration:00:34:20

Episode 06--Mayfield

7/26/2017
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Mayfield is one of the biggest development sites in the city centre. We talk to Guy Illingworth, Operations Director of developer U+I about the history of the site and how they’re approaching the next ten years of work. It also features thoughts on public consultation, the importance of greenery and lots of plugs for the Star and Garter pub. More info about Mayfield at http://mayfieldmanchester.co.uk or on twitter @mayfieldMCR

Duration:00:31:43

Episode 05--King Street

7/18/2017
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King Street remains Manchester's premier shopping destination. In this episode, we chat to Manchester historian and tour guide Jonathan Schofield about the history of the street, its ups and downs and how it might develop in the future.

Duration:00:32:54

Episode 04--The Restaurant Show

6/28/2017
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With the continuing growth of the F&B scene in Manchester, we talke to Thom Hetherington of the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show and Simon Binns of the MEN about all things food. And beer. And why we need more real pubs in Manchester.

Duration:00:38:20

Episode 03--Home Manchester

6/28/2017
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HOME Manchester has just celebrated its second birthday. We take the chance to chat to CEO Dave Moutrey about how HOME took shape, why they needed to move on from the Cornerhouse, and the arts and cultural scene in Manchester.

Duration:00:35:30

Episode 02--Rough Sleeping

6/28/2017
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We talk to Eleanor Watts of Riverside Housing, ex-rough sleeper Jo Wilson and Alex King of CityCo about the rise in rough sleeping in Manchester city centre, the impact of Spice and what people can do to help.

Duration:00:44:04

Episode 01--Mobike is coming!

6/28/2017
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The world's biggest bike sharing scheme has come to Manchester. At the launch event, we chat to Steve Pyer of MobikeUK, cycling campaigner Eve Holt and Liz Clarke from Bikeright abut all things cycling and cyclist in Manchester.

Duration:00:38:53