Powerhouse or Poorhouse: What is the future for the Arts in Manchester?

Panel Discussion chaired by Felicity Goodey
3rd May 2017, 7:00pm
Chetham's School of Music

When the new arts centre HOME opened in 2015, The Daily Telegraph’s Arts critic Rupert Christiansen suggested that Manchester’s culture was dominated by football, and wondered if  there were things that the city needed more urgently than arts venues – such as clearing litter black spots, planting trees and improving sports facilities in parks.

Do you agree – or does such a view raise your blood pressure?

We want to know your views – so come along to a lively debate on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at the newly built Stoller Hall at Chetham's School of Music, and put your questions to a distinguished panel chaired by Arts supremo Felicity Goodey CBE (top centre), former senior BBC journalist and presenter, who has spearheaded major arts and regeneration projects in the North West.

Our panel members are:  Actor and Director Wyllie Longmore (top right);  Nick Merriman (bottom centre), Director of Manchester Museum;  Dave Moutrey (bottom left), Director and Chief Executive of HOME;  David Thacker (top left), Professor of Theatre at Bolton University and Associate Artistic Director of Bolton Octagon and Eleanor Underhill (bottom right), General Manager of Quarry Bank Mill.

Afterwards, guests will have the chance to carry on the discussion over drinks and a light buffet.  It promises to be a stimulating event.

Booking is now open on the Stoller Hall website, which you can find by clicking here. Please note that this event is organised by the Lit & Phil but the booking for the event is managed by the Stoller Hall. All booking queries should be directed to the Stoller Hall team.

Code for Lit & Phil Members

As this event is managed by the Stoller Hall team, it would be a big help to them to know which attendees are Lit & Phil members so that they can ensure our members are allocated seats from the ones reserved especially for the Lit & Phil. Please check your e-mails for a notification from us that contains the code to be entered when booking the tickets so that you are able to book from the reserved seats. For more in-depth instructions on how to book as a member of the Lit & Phil, booking instructions are also attached to the e-mail.

Submitting Questions to the Panel

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the event by submitting questions to be put to the panel on the night. Submissions can be made from 31 March until 26 April. Please click here to submit your question. N.B. This is for attendees of the event only. Your details will be used to verify that you have booked for the event.