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Old March 5th, 2006, 02:32 PM   #81
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I'm thinking they prob did all the city scenes in Manc but can't recognise any of it yet.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #82
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Also noticed St Peters church in Ancoats
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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #83
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Capitals and Cities ..... of European Culture

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Isn't Liverpool sharing the title with Stavanger ?
Issac,

The scheme used to use the term `European City of Culture` and this is what was used when Glasgow won the accolade in 1990 (previous places including the likes of Lisbon in Portugal.)

Liverpool was awarded an updated accolade of `European Capital of Culture` and a little later Stavanger was included with `European City of Culture`

This link may be of interest.

eu.int/comm/culture/eac/other_actions/cap_europ/historic_en.html

OVERVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN CITIES AND CAPITALS OF CULTURE


1985: Athens 1990: Glasgow 1995: Luxembourg
1986: Florence 1991: Dublin 1996: Copenhagen
1987: Amsterdam 1992: Madrid 1997: Thessaloniki
1988: Berlin 1993: Antwerp 1998: Stockholm
1989: Paris 1994: Lisbon 1999: Weimar


2000: Avignon, Bergen, Bologna, Brussels, Helsinki, Cracow, Reykjavik, Prague, Santiago de Compostela.


2001: Porto + Rotterdam 2003: Graz
2002: Bruges + Salamanca 2004: Genova + Lille
2005: Cork 2006: Patras
2007: Luxembourg + Sibiu 2008: Liverpool + Stavanger


THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL MONTHS

1992: Cracow 1995: Nicosia 1998: Linz, Valetta
1993: Graz 1996: St.-Petersburg 1999: Plovdiv
1994: Budapest 1997: Ljubljana 2000: ———


2001: Basel + Riga 2002: ——— 2003: St.-Petersburg
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Projected investment of £Bns+
www.liverpoolwaters.co.uk
http://www.wirralwaters.com/
1,000s of maitime companies employ 10s of 1,000s of staff with an annual turnover of £2.5bns+ / 15% of the Merseyside economy. The Super Port of Liverpool is expanding & with 150,000 ship movements a year, the River Mersey is the UK’s 3rd busiest estuary.
http://www.shipais.com/index.php
The Merseyrail network runs 700 services a day, the most intense of any in the UK apart from London Underground.
http://visitliverpool.com/
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Old March 5th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #84
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IS it me or is that a brief glimpse of Urbis on the new AA adevert?
Yeah, I noticed this the other day. It's also got them in Anita Street in Ancoats, with St Peters Church there too and below a bridge/viaduct, which I think is the one above Trafford Street at Gmex - right next to Beetham.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #85
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If you have difficulty spotting Manchester no wonder everyone else does.

You can see Birmingham in the `Learn Direct` advert.

In Liverpool with `Coca Cola` we `taught the world to sing` (Inside St Georges Hall...) and others too many to mention.

If you have difficulty spotting Manchester no wonder everyone else does.
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1,000s of maitime companies employ 10s of 1,000s of staff with an annual turnover of £2.5bns+ / 15% of the Merseyside economy. The Super Port of Liverpool is expanding & with 150,000 ship movements a year, the River Mersey is the UK’s 3rd busiest estuary.
http://www.shipais.com/index.php
The Merseyrail network runs 700 services a day, the most intense of any in the UK apart from London Underground.
http://visitliverpool.com/
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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #86
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You can see Birmingham in the `Learn Direct` advert.

In Liverpool with `Coca Cola` we `taught the world to sing` (Inside St Georges Hall...) and others too many to mention.

If you have difficulty spotting Manchester no wonder everyone else does.
How can Manchester possibly compete? Awesome!
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Old March 6th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #87
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If you have difficulty spotting Manchester no wonder everyone else does.
I seen Manchester in a few Boddingtons adverts.

I hear it's quite popular in the USA as well...
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Old March 7th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #88
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theres an advert for something called Multibiotica?? something like that, some tablet capsule thing I think, thats filmed in Manchester too, you can quite clearly see the Urbis and Printworks, it even uses the Printworks screen to impose some of the images on.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 12:59 PM   #89
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Aren't all DFS adverts filmed inside No1 Deansgate?
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Old April 14th, 2006, 08:52 PM   #90
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Life on Mars returns



STARS: Simm (l) and Glenister.

THERE’S Life on Mars as the best selling show starts filming a new series in Manchester and Stockport.

The boys – and girl – are back in town to shoot a second season of the huge BBC1 hit, acclaimed by viewers as one of the top TV dramas of recent years.

John Simm plays modern day detective Sam Tyler, mysteriously transported back to 1973 after an accident beside the Mancunian Way.

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Place your bets on the lawman beating up the wrong guy – his boss in seventies Manchester is Det Chief Insp Gene “Genie” Hunt, played by Philip Glenister.

Their TV double act has already achieved cult status. Speaking on location yesterday, John told the M.E.N: “It’s great to be back in Manchester. It feels like we’ve never been away. I think I might have dreamt my time off.”

Philip – who plays a self-styled Sheriff of Manchester – said: “The first episode centres around a casino, so Gene’s in his element. It’s very sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. And he still has to deal with Sam Tyler. He’s still acting as an aggravating cyst on Gene’s sideburns of life.”

Guest artists

Also returning are main cast members Liz White (WPc Annie Cartwright), Dean Andrews (Det Sgt Ray Carling) and Marshall Lancaster (Det Con Chris Skelton). They are joined by new regular cast member Kevin McNally, who plays Supt Harry Woolf, and a host of guest artists, including Hustle star Marc Warren, as casino owner Tony Crane in the opening story.

With a title taken from the David Bowie song, Life On Mars has sparked an avalanche of speculation and comment on internet message boards about whether Sam really is back in 1973, or in a coma, imagining events on screen.

Writers on the drama have revealed that the lyrics do contain some clues. They include: “Take a look at the lawman, beating up the wrong guy – wonder if he’ll ever know? He’s in the best selling show. Is there Life On Mars?”

The series – described as The Sweeney meets Back To The Future – took seven years to bring to the screen. It has also led to a revival in seventies’ nostalgia, inspired by the outfits, music, cars, sets and props used by the Manchester TV team for the time travel cop show.

Drama

Ally McBeal creator David E Kelley is developing a US version of Life On Mars for American TV network ABC, while BBC America has snapped up the rights to broadcast the original eight-part first series.

Other countries, including Australia and New Zealand, are also planning to buy the drama.

It’s turned seventies detective Gene into an unlikely sex symbol, thanks to his no-nonsense policing methods, robust handling of a Ford Cortina and classic lines, including the scene where he met Sam for the first time. Asked by the confused 2006 cop who he was and what year he was in, he replied: “Gene Hunt. Your DCI. And it’s 1973. Almost dinnertime. I’m having ‘oops.”
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Old April 19th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #91
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20,000 join TV festival

MANCHESTER is to host a major free TV festival this summer.

Over 20,000 tickets will be given away for events at 30 different venues at the first Sky Festival.

Among the highlights will be racing cars driving through the city streets and the chance to find out if you could be the next top model.

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Described as the UK's biggest free entertainment festival, today's announcement is yet another feather in the city's cap - and comes just days after the huge success of BBC TV's Manchester Passion.

Over 25 television channels will be staging more than 30 events between Friday August 11 and Sunday August 13 at venues including Albert Square, Piccadilly Station, The Museum of Science and Industry, Harvey Nichols and The Lowry in Salford.

"The Sky Festival promises to be one of the most high profile events in Manchester this year," said Coun Mark Hackett, Manchester city council's executive member for culture and leisure.

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"Local people and visitors to Manchester can expect a feast of engaging and entertaining activities to enjoy."

Sky's managing director of networks and channels Dawn Airey said: "The Sky Festival will bring the best in entertainment to one of the greatest cities in Europe. Manchester's thoroughly deserved reputation as a vibrant, passionate and culturally stimulating city makes it the perfect partner for the inaugural Sky Festival."

Other activities during the festival will include the chance to learn to read the news with Sky News, get your car "pimped" by MTV and sing along with the English National Opera.

Children will be able to meet some of their favourite characters from Nickelodeon and attend free screenings and activities.

Sports fans can test their bowling at the Sky Sports Natwest Cricket Event, get active with gold medal-winning athlete Dame Kelly Holmes and take a cycle ride around Manchester, inspired by the Tour de France.

Other planned highlights include cooking with celebrity chefs Brian Turner, Simon Rimmer and Andrew Nutter, a stand-up comedy workshop and a live VH1 performance for just 200 people - with the name of the act kept secret until just days before.

Police expect tens of thousands of people will attend the festival over the three days.


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Old April 20th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #92
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20,000 join TV festival

MANCHESTER is to host a major free TV festival this summer.

Over 20,000 tickets will be given away for events at 30 different venues at the first Sky Festival.

Among the highlights will be racing cars driving through the city streets and the chance to find out if you could be the next top model.

Advertisement your story continues below
Described as the UK's biggest free entertainment festival, today's announcement is yet another feather in the city's cap - and comes just days after the huge success of BBC TV's Manchester Passion.

Over 25 television channels will be staging more than 30 events between Friday August 11 and Sunday August 13 at venues including Albert Square, Piccadilly Station, The Museum of Science and Industry, Harvey Nichols and The Lowry in Salford.

"The Sky Festival promises to be one of the most high profile events in Manchester this year," said Coun Mark Hackett, Manchester city council's executive member for culture and leisure.

Activities

"Local people and visitors to Manchester can expect a feast of engaging and entertaining activities to enjoy."

Sky's managing director of networks and channels Dawn Airey said: "The Sky Festival will bring the best in entertainment to one of the greatest cities in Europe. Manchester's thoroughly deserved reputation as a vibrant, passionate and culturally stimulating city makes it the perfect partner for the inaugural Sky Festival."

Other activities during the festival will include the chance to learn to read the news with Sky News, get your car "pimped" by MTV and sing along with the English National Opera.

Children will be able to meet some of their favourite characters from Nickelodeon and attend free screenings and activities.

Sports fans can test their bowling at the Sky Sports Natwest Cricket Event, get active with gold medal-winning athlete Dame Kelly Holmes and take a cycle ride around Manchester, inspired by the Tour de France.

Other planned highlights include cooking with celebrity chefs Brian Turner, Simon Rimmer and Andrew Nutter, a stand-up comedy workshop and a live VH1 performance for just 200 people - with the name of the act kept secret until just days before.

Police expect tens of thousands of people will attend the festival over the three days.


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Now this to me, is something very good! SkyTv right? Mint!
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Old April 20th, 2006, 03:17 AM   #93
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Among the highlights will be racing cars driving through the city streets ...

That reminds me, Isny it about time we got the British Grand-Prix dusting it through our streets?
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Old April 20th, 2006, 03:51 AM   #94
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Out of interest, am I the only one who thought that Life on Mars was really awful. Only watched one episode round my parents house and was bored to death. Quite enjoyed seeing Vantage Quay in one scene as I remember though.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #95
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Manchester Media Zone to benefit from £30m NWDA investment

The Board of the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) today (Thursday 20th April) confirmed an investment of over £60 million in the Northwest economy, reaffirming its commitment to two of the transformational actions in the new Regional Economic Strategy.The NWDA confirmed £32.7 million for National Museums Liverpool to develop the Museum of Liverpool, a world-class cultural facility within an architecturally striking building, located at the heart of the city's World Heritage Site.

It also confirmed a further £30 million for the development of a Media Enterprise Zone in Greater Manchester subject to government and European Commission approval, which forms a key part of the BBC's proposals to relocate a significant part of its commissioning and production to the Northwest.

Today's decision marks a significant step forward for the two projects that will cement the Northwest's reputation as a world class cultural and creative hub.

Steven Broomhead, NWDA Chief Executive said: "The new Regional Economic Strategy identifies a number of key transformational activities that will drive forward the sustainable economic development and regeneration of England’s Northwest.

"We are therefore delighted to be able to support the development of the new Museum of Liverpool, which will significantly boost the cultural offer of Liverpool and the Media Enterprise Zone in Greater Manchester, which will become one of the primary media hubs in Europe."

Source: NWDA press release
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Old April 21st, 2006, 08:37 AM   #96
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There was a programme on last night, can't remember which channel, just caught the tail end before ten.

Anyway, seemed to be about some old guy with mental health issues.

Filmed in Manchester,lot's of North Manchester shots, tower blocks, grimness.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:21 AM   #97
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There was a programme on last night, can't remember which channel, just caught the tail end before ten.

Anyway, seemed to be about some old guy with mental health issues.

Filmed in Manchester,lot's of North Manchester shots, tower blocks, grimness.
That was Jim Broadbent in The Street. Heavily advertised on the BBC for the past month.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 12:22 PM   #98
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I noticed they used the lovely Renold Building as a stand in for the court. It loooked great.
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Yeah its not alf bad that program. Got to feel for the old man. I suspect a few Manc forumers will be following in his 'retiring' footsteps rather soon
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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:39 PM   #100
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They used Geoffrey Manton building as a stand in for the hospital in the first episode. It was a tad dull last night I felt.
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