Andy Spinoza

The city that got high on music – how pop culture built the new Manchester.’

Manchester was the original city of the modern world, but just 40 years ago it was a post-industrial basket case. Andy Spinoza arrived in 1979 as a wide-eyed witness to an empire in ruins, and since then has had a front row seat in the city’s extraordinary reinvention. Thanks to his roles in pop, property and politics, he explains how their unique interaction built the foundations of the new Manchester. In his talk, he asks, could a city really get high on music?

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