Alumni go backstage at Aviva Studios

Future of GM kicked off its Alumni Network programme with an exclusive tour of game-changing Aviva Studios, guided by Jack Thompson, Technical Director of the Manchester International Festival (MIF). Aviva Studios, home of Factory International, is a landmark new cultural space for Manchester and the world. The multi-use space can adapt to host any set-up …

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GM Leaders Plus 4 – We’re off!

The fourth round of Greater Manchester Leaders Plus kicked off in March with a buzzy launch and mentor-mentee meet-up, a central Manchester walkabout and workshop on Connecting with Place and a lovely lunch to start connecting with each other – and that was just the first 24 hours! Two weeks later, the group explored leadership …

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Connecting with Central Manchester

Early in every Leaders Plus course, candidates tour an area in flux, experiencing places with fresh eyes – or ears, noses, pens and lenses – and reporting back. ‘Connecting with Place’ is about expansive thinking and started as a drawing project with artist, teacher and writer Ilga Leimanis before expanding to include photography, interviews and …

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