Danny Boyle opens Manchester arts centre Home
By Ian Youngs
22 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Of Home’s £25m budget, £19m has come from Manchester City Council
Director Danny Boyle has taken part in the opening ceremony for a new £25m arts centre in Manchester.
The Trainspotting director, who oversaw the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, is a patron of Home.
Boyle delivered a speech to open the venue, which includes two theatres, five cinema screens and an art gallery.
He praised the city council for having “the courage to put their money where their mouth is about the importance of culture economically and socially”.
Home is a replacement for the city’s Cornerhouse cinema and gallery and Library theatre company.
Danny Boyle said he ‘would love’ to stage a show at Home’s theatres in the future
Its opening comes as plans are drawn up for another new venue, the 5,000-capacity Factory, which will cost £78m and is part of the government’s plans to build a “northern powerhouse” to compare with London.
Boyle said cultural venues could stimulate economic growth, but that Manchester should not be seen as a competitor to the capital.
“You’ve got to stop thinking about rivalling London,” he said. “That’s one of …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment