In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

A host of leading figures from the world of arts and entertainment have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. They include two Connollys, a winner of the Eurovision Song Contest and a veteran Hollywood actress who turns 101 this year. Here are pictures of and quotes from some of those honoured. Billy Connolly, the Scottish comedian and actor known to millions as ‘The Big Yin’, receives a knighthood for services to entertainment and charity….

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Designs approved for Manchester's £110m Factory arts venue

Designs approved for Manchester's £110m Factory arts venue

Plans for a new £110m arts venue in Manchester have been given the final go-ahead by the city council. The Factory will host theatre, music, art and other cultural performances from some of the world’s biggest names. It will be designed by architect Rem Koolhaas’s studio OMA, with £78m of the budget coming from the government. Located on part of the former Granada Studios site, it will contain two performance spaces, with a total capacity…

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