This year’s Manchester International Festival is getting underway with dance, music and super-sized inflatable art.
It’s gained a reputation for staging world firsts.
However, the new spectacular space that will be the permanent home to the festival, has had a last minute re-brand.
No longer ‘Factory’ – in homage to the record label of Joy Division and the Happy Mondays.
But Aviva Studios – after a multi-million pound sponsorship deal with an insurance company.
Heresy? Or putting the future first?