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Where does culture fit into Manchester's long-term economic plan?

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

“People ask me, ‘What is it about Manchester? What’s going in Manchester? Why is Manchester getting everything?’” Dave Moutrey, Chief Executive of HOME—a new centre for visual art, theatre and film that officially opens next weekend—is telling me about what it’s like to work in the city that George Osborne has anointed as the capital of what he calls the “Northern Powerhouse.”

HOME, into which the Dutch architectural practice Mecanoo has managed to cram two theatres, five…

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