Manchester City Council

News published November 2015

Flagship arts building for the North to be designed by world-leading architect

Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has won the international competition to design The Factory Manchester, the city’s cutting-edge arts venue that will take a radically new approach to cultural production and performance. The project will be OMA's first major public building in the UK.

Experience the magic of Christmas at Heaton Park

Families are being invited to join in the magic of Christmas at Heaton Park this season.

Foster carers wanted to give chance of family life to vulnerable young people

Manchester City Council is currently looking to recruit an extra 50 foster carers over the coming months, and wants to hear from anyone who has room in their homes and their hearts to offer a loving home to a young person, and to give them the chance to experience the kind of celebrations and family life most of us take for granted.

Christmas Markets: Family-friendly festive zone promises fun for all

The Chrismas Markets Family Area in Cathedral Gardens

Cathedral Gardens has been reimagined as Manchester Christmas Market’s dedicated family area with incredible children’s entertainment and vintage fairground throughout the season.

Manchester City Council in a show of solidarity with France

Manchester City Council will devote the first part of its full council meeting (Wednesday 18 November) to demonstrating solidarity with Paris and the French people, condemning terror and restating Manchester's role as a city of peace.

Empty buildings opened up as overnight shelters for rough sleeper

The council is opening up empty buildings to be used as overnight shelters for the city’s rough sleepers.

Santa’s favourite Christmas Market is back!

The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market is open to the public, with the biggest and best festive offering to date.

Airport windfall pays for 1,000 new cycle spaces

A thousand new cycle parking spaces are being provided in the city centre thanks to money provided by an airport windfall.

Libraries initiative boosts business ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Manchester’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre presents a string of events for future tycoons next week, in the wake of a study praising the centre’s impact in helping the city’s entrepreneurs

Devo Drive set to make the whole of Greater Manchester more dementia-friendly

Ambitions have been outlined to transform the experiences of the 22,000 people who will be living with dementia by 2020 in Greater Manchester.

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