diversity and culture in manchester?
February 13, 2007 5:32pm CST
Are we in the midst of the end of Manchester as a City familiar to the people born and raised in the City. With the whispers that the iconic Afflecks Palace may close in the near future (likely since the death of the Corn Exchange and the Coliseum) are we seeing the end of a unique part of Mancunian culture that as always promoted individualism, entrepreneurlism, uniqueness. Mark Twain said "Manchester is as great a human exploit as Athens," but sweeping away of all the things that make Manchester, Manchester, will we ever produce the marvels of the 21st Century?
14 Feb 07
Afflecks Palace is a independent enterprise for new creatives in the Manchester area and consistently flies the flag for creative people alike, it is even mentioned in an Happy Mondays song. It not only supports new talent in the City it gives Manchester that uniqueness that not every city as. Tox Bloxham and Wayne Hemingway among others got their break there. It is a bastion of Manchester culture, diversity, artistic expression. We need to keep this place where it belongs, living and breathing in the heart of the City and not in the memories of those many who have passed through its doors.