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Justin Blackhurst, the co-owner of Digital Next, will turn out at Lord's this week, having been selected from a line-up of local cricket teams, to play for a team captained by England 'legend' Michael Vaughan.

The Manchester Creative Cup – aka the city's five a side footy tournament for creative and digital folk who aspire to more than geekiness - is back for its fourth outing.

Oldham is set to host its first ever TEDx conference. The TEDxOldham event will be held in Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre on October 24. The original TED conference started out in 1984 as a means of bringing together people from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design.

The Northumberland National Park Authority and YHA (England and Wales) have teamed up to launch a creative media project which aims to support young people from across the county's National Park area in their efforts to create promotional films about The Sill, a planned new Landscape Discovery Centre and YHA Youth Hostel at Once Brewed.

The operator of the former MEN Arena, SMG Europe, has reached agreement with Phones4u to re brand the venue as the Phones4u Arena - Manchester.

A Manchester photographer is using Kickstarter to fund a magazine to showcase the best unpaid and intern talent across the creative industries.
University of Manchester graduate, Alec Dudson, also wants Intern to publicise the issues surrounding the very nature of work placements.

More than 2500 British film and television programmes dating back to 1896 are to be made available to the public at the National Media Museum from today.
It’s part of the BFI Mediatheque, a free facility which opens up the BFI national archive, including a selection from the Yorkshire Film Archive.

Grimm Up North is holding a double bill of preview screenings with cast and crew question and answer sessions at the Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester.
The “gruesome” Sawney: Flesh of Man will kick off proceedings, with a re-imagining of a 400 year old Scottish legend.

The contract to deliver the event management for this year’s Dig the City urban gardening festival, which takes place between 3 - 11 August in central Manchester, has been awarded to Don't Panic following a competitive pitch.

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