Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BBC Exec to Lead the Factory's Programme

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BBC Exec to Lead the Factory's Programme

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MANCHESTER'S Pounds 110m new theatre and arts centre The Factory has announced its first major appointment.

BBC England chief operating officer Jenny Baxter will take up the position of project director at the cutting-edge cultural hub set to be built on the Old Granada Studios site.

Due to open in 2019, The Factory will create a permanent new home for the biennial Manchester International Festival and will also be a commissioning venue creating original theatre, TV, film, music, dance, technology, media and science works of its own in partnership with leading national and international organisations.

Jenny, whose previous roles include controller of production for BBC News and head of foreign news, said: "The Factory will showcase world-class creativity in the heart of this region and I am thrilled to be appointed to lead its development. …

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