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Danny Boyle comes HOME

Danny Boyle has been announced as the first Patron of HOME, the new cultural hub and social space for Manchester.

Kevin Bourke

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Nicholas Hytner In Conversation

In Conversation was a three-hander hosted by Gordon Burns with his two guests - Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National Theatre, and Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry.

Diana Stenson

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Palace Centenary

A significant Manchester theatre milestone is slipping quietly by.

Philip Radcliffe

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Posthumous honour for Lowry's Robert Robson

The Lowry in Salford has announced the first of two appointments following the death of the venue’s founding artistic director, Robert Robson, who has also been given a posthumous award.

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A new Peake for Royal Exchange

Maxine Peake - an MTA Best Actress winner - is to join Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre as an associate artist next year and will also star in a radical re-imagining of Hamlet.

David Upton

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Manchester: first and foremost

The fourth Manchester International Festival this year served up 300 performances of more than 30 new commissions and special events.

David Upton