21 October 2018   |  Last Updated 18-12-2014 11:28

      Thursday 18, December 2014

      Petition calls for Council to reconsider "The Factory" name

      LOCALS are asking Manchester City Council to drop ‘The Factory’ as the name for a new artistic hub in the city.

      The petition, which can be found on change.org, has called for the Council to “let someone with a bit of imagination” rename the 5,000 capacity venue.

      Simon Poole, who created the petition said: "Why should our hub of creative and artistic talent in Manchester have to work under the shadow of the city's past? This is meant to be about the future.

      How is a city meant to move on if the powers that be just want to bang on about how great things used to be?”

      DISAPPOINTED: petition signees voice their displeasure

      The £78m development, which will play host to Manchester’s International Festival, was announced to the public last week and is scheduled to open in 2019.

      By Lance Holden