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April 2015

MBS looks ahead to the General Election

(2 April 2015)

In the lead up to the General Election, Manchester Business School (MBS) will be hosting two debates looking at the impact of government cuts and why politics is struggling in the modern world.

The first event, Vital Topics: The Business of Culture, will be a discussion between Manchester International Festival boss, Alex Poots, and well-known Manchester Art Director and Graphic Designer, Peter Saville, as to whether financial sustainability and culture can truly be harmonious.

Cities are increasingly investing in their cultural events and assets to strengthen and evolve their international reputation, image and desirability to potential and existing investors, visitors and residents.  In the context of deepening government funding cuts there is an acute pressure on funding for cultural projects and more dependence on self-generated income. 

This will take place between 5.45pm-8pm, Tuesday 21 April, at Whitworth Art Gallery. It will begin with a networking drinks reception in the South Gallery and at 6.30pm Alex and Peter will be in conversation.

The second event - Vital Topics: Alistair Campbell, 'Winning Engagement - examines how politicians aim to engage the voting public, delving into the modern democratic process to reveal how political leaders shape their campaigns, and why politics is struggling to adapt to the modern world.

This will take place between 5.45pm and 7.45pm, on 5 May, at MBS.

To book your place, or find out more, email