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  • 1.WHY MANCHESTERIS AWESOME GOT EVERYTHING EXCEPT A BEACH! - IAN BROWN

2. WHYMANCHESTERISAWESOMEWE WERE THE WORLDSFIRST INDUSTRIALISED CITY WEVE FIGURED OUT HOWTO SPLIT THE ATOMWE INVENTED THE COMPUTER& BEEN THE DRIVING FORCE BEHINDBRITISH MUSIC & CREATIVITY FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS!NEED MORE REASON TO BE A PROUD MANCUNIAN? HERE'S WHY OUR CITY IS SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME 3. WHY1MANCHESTERISAWESOMEMANCHESTER BY NUMBERSMANCHESTERWAS THE WORLDS1ST INDUSTRIALISED CITYBEST CITY IN THE UKTO LIVE IN(EIU STUDY)4TH MOST BIKE FRIENDLY BIG CITYIN THE UK2ND HAPPIEST CITY IN THE UK3RD LARGESTSOCIETY STUDYIN THE UKROYAL GEOGRAPHICALNUMBER OF VISITORS3RD LARGEST5TH BEST& 65 FTSE 100 COMPANIESIN THE WORLDANNUAL GDP UK OF 60 BILLION BASED IN THE CITYSPORTS CITY 4. WHYWE'VE GOT THE BRAINSMANCHESTER HAS 3 UNIVERSITIES WITH EUROPES LARGEST URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION PRECINCTUNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTERHAS WON 25 NOBEL PRIZES & IS THE LARGEST FULL-TIME NON-COLLEGIATE UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED KINGDOMMANCHESTER SPLIT THE ATOM! FEW DISCOVERIES IN SCIENCE CAN BE SAID TO HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD BUT ONE MUST SURELY BE THE 'SPLITTING OF THE ATOM' BY ERNEST RUTHERFORD IN MANCHESTER.MANCHESTER REVOLUTIONISED COMPUTING UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER BUILT THE WORLD'S FIRST & THEN FASTEST STORED COMPUTER DUE TO THE GROUNDBREAKING WORK OF SCIENTISTS SUCH AS ALAN TURING & TOM KILBURNMANCHESTER DISCOVERED GRAPHENE WORLDS STRONGEST/LIGHTEST/CONDUCTIVE FUTURE SUPER MATERIALMANCHESTERISAWESOME 5. WHY3MANCHESTERISAWESOMEWE'VE GOT THE BANDS!TOP 40 UKTOP 40 UKOASIS(WHATS THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? SALES: 4,517,000 (UK) 5TH HIGHEST SELLING UK ALBUM OF ALL TIMETHE VERVEURBAN HYMNS SALES: 3,167,875 (UK) 17TH HIGHEST SELLING UK ALBUM OF ALL TIMECHEMICAL BROTHERS SURRENDER SALES: 600,000 + RELEASED 5 NUMBER ONE ALBUMS AND 13 TOP 20 SINGLES IN THE UKTOP 40 UKSIMPLY RED STARS SALES: 3,600,000 (UK) 14TH HIGHEST SELLING UK ALBUM OF ALL TIMETAKE THAT TOP 40 UKBEAUTIFUL WORLD SALES: 2,800,000 (UK) 32ND HIGHEST SELLING UK ALBUM OF ALL TIMEELBOW THE SELDOM SEEN KID SALES: 900,000+ (UK) RANKED #8 IN Q MAGAZINES 50 BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2008 6. WHYMANCHESTERISAWESOMETHE STONE ROSESNEW ORDERTHE STONE ROSES SALES: 600,000+ TOPPED NMES 100 GREATEST BRITISH ALBUMS EVER LIST IN 2006SUBSTANCE SALES: 300,000+ (UK) SUBSTANCE ACCOUNTS OF 1/3 OF ALL NEW ORDERS 20 MILLION WORLDWIDE SALESBEE GEESHAPPY MONDAYSSPIRITS HAVING FLOWN SALES: 300,000 (UK) 13 SINGLES IN THE HOT 100 IN 1978. THEY HAVE BEEN COVERED BY OVER 2,500 ARTISTS TO DATEPILLS N THRILLS AND BELLYACHES SALES: 100,000+ (UK) SHAUN RYDER RECEIVED THE NME AWARD FOR GODLIKE SERVICES TO MUSIC IN 2000THE SMITHSJAMESMEAT IS MURDER SALES: 100,000+ IN 1987, A FAN HELD UP A DENVER RADIO STATION AT GUNPOINT, DEMANDING THEY PLAY THE SMITHS, WHICH THEY DID FOR 5 HOURSGOLD MOTHER SALES: 100,000+ (UK) COME HOME WON STEVE LAMACQS BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC MANCHESTER ANTHEMS WORLD CUP IN 2014JOY DIVISIONTHE 1975CLOSER SALES: 100,000 (UK) CLOSER IS RANKED #157 ON ROLLING STONES FIVE HUNDRED GREATEST ALBUMS EVERTHE 1975 SALES: 100,000+ (UK) THE 1975S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM DEBUTED AT NO. 1 IN THE UK ALBUMS CHART 7. WHYMANCHESTERISAWESOMEMANCHESTERCONTINUES TO BE A MUSICAL POWERHOUSEWITH XFM MANCHESTERSTILL PROMOTING THE BEST THE NORTH WESTINDIE SCENEHAS TO OFFER! 8. WHY4MANCHESTERISAWESOMEWE LOVE IT LIVE!MANCHESTERVICTORIAPHONES 4 U ARENACAPACITYARENAONE OF THE BUSIESTINDOOR ARENASIN THE WORLDWAREHOUSE5,000 9. WHY6 MUSICFESTIVAL28TH FEBRUARY1ST MARCH 2014 WITH DAMONALBARNMANCHESTERISAWESOMEWAREHOUSEPROJECT VOTED MIXMAGSBEST CLUB IN THE UK 10. WHY5MANCHESTERISAWESOMEWE'VE GOT THE NIGHTLIFE & THE BEER!1,000 PUBS100 BARS IN CITY OF MANCHESTER1,032 PEOPLE PER DRINKING HOLELOWEST IN THE UK100 Millong historic& EMPLOYS 12,000TRADITIONGENERATED EACH YEARbrewing 11. WHY6MANCHESTERISAWESOMEUR TEAMSOUR TEAMS ARE BETTER THAN YOHIGHEST VALUED4TH HIGHEST VALUEDIN THE UKIN THE UK2.02 BILLION439 MILLION20 LEAGUE TITLES 64 TROPHIES WON3 LEAGUE TITLES22 TROPHIES WONOLD TRAFFORD 75,811 CAPACITYETIHAD STADIUM 47,642 CAPACITYEXPANDING TO 60,000 IN 2015 TO BECOME 3RD LARGEST IN UKLARGEST PREMIER LEAGUE STADIUMWE HAVE THE BEST DERBYWON 69DRAWN50WON47 12. WHY7MANCHESTERISAWESOMEWE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT FOODMANCHESTERFOOD & DRINKRENOWNED FOR INTERNATIONALFESTIVAL CUISINE & OUR OWN IN SEPTEMBERCHINATOWNTOP RESTAURANTS FROM MICHELINSTAR CHEFSCURRY MILELARGEST CONCENTRATION OFCURRY HOUSESIN THE UK! 13. WHY8MANCHESTERISAWESOMEWE CELEBRATE CREATIVITY, CULTURE & DIVERSITYFUTURE EVERYTHING MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL (MAY)EUROCULTURED STREET FESTIVAL SERIES OF STREET FESTIVALS AND LINKED PROJECTS CELEBRATING DIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN CULTUREMANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL24:7 THEATRE FESTIVALMANCHESTER PRIDEMANCHESTER LITERATURE FESTIVAL (OCT)BIENNIAL FESTIVAL IN JUNE AND JULY: INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVALONE OF THE OLDEST GAY PRIDE FESTIVALS IN THE UK, HOSTED IN THE GAY VILLAGE ON CANAL STREETBRINGING THE MOST EXCITING ELEMENTS OF THE FRINGE TO MANCHESTER (JULY)THE MANCHESTER LITERATURE FESTIVAL IS ALREADY IN CONTENTION FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STATUSVIVA! SPANISH & LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVALMANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL (JULY)COURNERHOUSE CELEBRATES WORLD & INDEPENDANT CINEMA IN MARCHRUNS FOR 10 DAYS AND TYPICALLY HAS 400 MUSICIANS, 70 & 80 EVENTS, 7- 10 VENUES 14. WHYMANCHESTERISAWESOMEBROUGHTTO YOU BYDELIVERYQUOTECOMPARE.COMINFOGRAPHIC CREATED FEB 2014. SOME STATISTICS MAY BE OLDER