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Sleeper Magazine, Tech North, M.E.N and more to take part in Live Magazine Workshop at Old Granada Studios

The live event held by Enterprise City UK on 28th June will shine a light on the publishing industry and creative design talent across Manchester and the UK.

Following on from the monumental launch festival of Enterprise City at Old Granada Studios on 26th April, Enterprise City UK (ECUK) has announced the first in a series of 12 live output events for the new creative and digital neighbourhood at St. John’s.

ECUK’s live publishing event will be an interactive workshop at OGS Works, Old Granada Studios on 28th June from 5-9pm bringing together journalists, writers, tech pioneers and art directors to live write, edit and publish a unique publication.

Participants include Sleeper Magazine’s Kristofer Thomas, Tech North’s Jazz Hanley, Commercial Head of Entertainment & Sport at MEN, City Life writer Lucy Lovell, Lee Isherwood of Tile Creative & Manchester’s Finest and Ruth Allen of Manchester Wire. The workshop will feature live interviews, roundtables and Q+A sessions with journalists after the event. Art direction and design will be created by Soko Studio with print by Entwistles. There will also be input from those working in the print industry and PR professionals working in print, content and media.

The workshop is free to attend and  will be hosted by Naomi Timperley form Tech North Advocates – guests including journalists, writers, bloggers and marketing professionals can register for tickets via Eventbrite. Other expert panellists taking part include Matt Nutter, Chef at Allotment and Chris Reay, Spinningfields Estates Director at Allied London.

Based in the heart of the thriving St. John’s area of Manchester city centre, Enterprise City UK comprises five distinctive buildings and complexes –  Old Granada Studios, Manchester Goods Yard, South Village, Bonded Warehouse and Campfield Market  – all featuring a mixture of workspace, cafés, restaurants and retail. Visit for more details about Enterprise City UK.

Tanya Grady, OGS Works Community Manager commented “We can’t wait to host the first chapter of ECUK’s brand new creative output event series at OGS Works. We’re excited to open our doors for an ECUK showcase on all things publishing, incorporating a number of members from within our community, from Shindigger to Soko Studio taking part in the event.

After a wonderful year in our current home at Old Granada Studios we are ecstatic to announce our second wave of growth, seeing us double in size with a move to the massively anticipated Bonded Warehouse in the New Year. Watch this space – more news on our new home coming soon”

Full details of the event can be found at or to book your free place go to Eventbrite. Follow on Twitter at @ECUK_MCR.  


Tom Ingham: PR, Content and Communication Executive, Allied London:

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