Through their eyes: What’s the future of arts venues?

For those working on the frontlines of the entertainment industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant no work and furloughed pay. The closure of these venues looks longer than originally thought, with the government now suggesting that bars, theatres, and other venues may not open fully for more months. This begs the question: what will the future of arts venues, and those who rely on them, look like?

Social distancing made ‘easy’ as Deansgate to be part pedestrianised

Deansgate is set to be part-pedestrianised, Manchester City Council has announced in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the council’s attempt to “create an enhanced shared space for pedestrians and people on bikes” in order to “enable visitors and workers to socially distance more easily as they return”.