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?
‘Lend your voice if you’ve got a platform’: MM chat to ‘educator’ Layton Williams about coming back to his Bury roots
Everybody’s talking about Layton Williams, but last week it was my chance to chat to the versatile actor and bonafide West End star.
NOISE Festival gives the opportunity to artists looking to make their big break.
Trams, trams, wherefore art thou trams? Actors invade Metrolink to honour Shakespeare’s 450th birthday
Manchester commuters treated to spontaneous Shakespeare performances on the Metrolink this morning in honour of the legendary playwright’s 450th birthday.
Performing arts can help homeless avoid crime and get ‘lives back on track’, says Manchester police boss
The Police and Crime Commissioner was speaking at Backstage? Me? at the Royal Exchange Theatre, which focused on homelessness and the remarkable influence of the theatre