Technically this has nothing to do with art as such, but it’s such an important post the ideas need to be circulated as widely as possible!
Manchester: self-confidence never a problem
No jokes about dropping the atom bomb. We don’t want the fallout here in Cheshire. We do want Manchester to be better though, but our nearest big City doesn’t have much pull.
We need to confront a truth that we aren’t very good at cities. No British city ever gets in those lists of the most livable. We don’t even get one in at the bottom. To me that’s like never getting even a bronze in the whole history of the Olympics.
We have poor air quality, expensive and unreliable public transport, clogged roads, characterless chain-stored-to-death centres (and then same again on the edge of town), uber car-centric infrastructure, and nowhere to hang out where you don’t feel some pressure to spend money.
1. Get Your Portici On.
Awnings – they are perfect for a city with rain issues. Mancunians are sick of…
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