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Harriet Harman talks about “creative devolution” at Nations & Regions Media Conference

Harriet Harman talks about “creative devolution” at Nations & Regions Media Conference

Harriet Harman has used her speech at the Nations & Regions Media Conference at MediaCityUK to talk about the need for “creative devolution.” Harman, who is the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and also the Shadow Deputy Prime Minister said that the UK needed to address the “disproportionate” concentration of media […]

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MediaCity event to encourage innovation in digital

MediaCity event to encourage innovation in digital

Academics are hoping to meet up with creative businesses to exchange ideas and possibly develop prototypes of cutting-edge products and services. Creative Lounge, which is organised by Lancaster University’s Creative Exchange project will be taking place in July at MediaCityUK. “The Creative Exchange programme is a unique way of unlocking the potential of collaborative design. […]

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Unique signing musical Bad Elvis premieres at MediaCityUK

Unique signing musical Bad Elvis premieres at MediaCityUK

A stage performance of BBC Radio 4 play, Bad Elvis, will debut at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus tomorrow (21st March). What makes the production unique is that it’s a sign, dance and theatre musical based on the radio play. Performed by touring company, Signdance Collective International (SDCI), the aim is to make radio […]

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Launch of £10.4m UTC@MediaCityUK delayed by a year

Launch of £10.4m UTC@MediaCityUK delayed by a year

The building of the University Technical College (UTC), a £10.4m specialist creative and digital college at MediaCityUK, has been delayed by a year. The 6,200sqm specialist digital and creative college, to be sited on the junction of South Langworthy Road and Broadway, is aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds. It had been due to open in September, with […]

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Sounds of the Metrolink and Lake Michigan combine in MediaCityUK performance

Sounds of the Metrolink and Lake Michigan combine in MediaCityUK performance

A unique musical performance is taking place at MediaCityUK today, as the street sounds of Salford and Chicago combine. The transatlantic performance sees 5 postgraduate students from the University of Salford and senior undergraduates at Columbia College, Chicago join up via the internet and fuse together street sounds from the 2 cities with ambient electronic […]

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Tony’s Story first of five films on alcoholism

Tony’s Story first of five films on alcoholism

Salford University television lecturer Andrew Lindsay has launched the first film in a series of five intended to put Bristol production company Peacocks Media on the northern map. The outfit started two years ago with a sport focus but this latest venture kicks off with a short film about the impact of alcoholism. Andrew Lindsay, […]

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Increased tenant revenue helps Peel Media to improved performance

Increased tenant revenue helps Peel Media to improved performance

Income from MediaCityUK tenants helped operator Peel Media to an improved financial position, its latest accounts reveal. In the 12 months to the end of March 2013, income from tenants was up nearly 15% to £19.6m, from £17.1m last time. Half the 36-acre site has been developed with the BBC established as the principal tenant […]

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The Landing opens to University of Salford start-ups

The Landing opens to University of Salford start-ups

The Landing has joined forces with The University of Salford’s incubation scheme for start-ups, Origin, to allow students and graduates to use its facilities at MediaCityUK. Currently based at Spark Studio in Salford, the scheme has extended to The Landing to give participants access to its digital and creative communities. Successful applicants participating in the […]

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The Simpsons’ Josh Weinstein talks of media revolution in Manchester

The Simpsons’ Josh Weinstein talks of media revolution in Manchester

Josh Weinstein, the former writer and executive producer of The Simpsons, believes Manchester has the potential to overtake Los Angeles as a media hub. He made the observations during an “in conversation” session at the Salford Media Festival at MediaCityUK. Talking to Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon, he told delegates, that Manchester had both the infrastructure […]

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