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This is the Factory. Where we invent tomorrow, together.

Artists impression of the exterior of The Factory building during the day

In the heart of Manchester, on the site of the former Granada television studios, a new cultural venue is taking shape. The Factory, one of the largest and most significant developments of its kind in Europe. Building on the success of MIF, it will commission and present the world’s most exciting artists.


Thumbnails of Poet Slash Artist prints arranged in a pattern on a grey background

Poet Slash
Artist Prints

Unique limited edition prints for sale
from international poets and visual artists


A portrait of Christine Sun Kim against a black background

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