Guest Network / MPA

Every month, Cornerhouse will welcome one of Manchester’s creative networks  to The Annexe. This is your opportunity to get a taste of what they have to offer in a welcoming environment, explore the richness of the creative sector in Manchester and attend an interesting event you may not have thought about attending before. These free events are open to all so if the content appeals to you, don’t hesitate! You may just discover a new network you will want to be part of for good.

For the first event of the series, we are pleased to welcome the MPA, for a panel discussion that will explore the question: What does Manchester’s creative sector do that is truly World Class? featuring MOFILM director Andy Baker and Mackinnon and Saunders‘ founder Peter Saunders.

Click here to book your place for this free event.



With the imminent relocation of 5 major BBC departments to MediaCityUK, Manchester’s creative community truly arrives on the global stage. True, the city has spurned high-profile, often legendary, creative professionals but many would argue that the city lacks consistent successes. How can we collectively raise our aspirations and put Manchester at the forefront of the global creative scene?


  • Andy Baker – MoFilm

anby baker (mofilm)From its base in Altrincham, MOFILM has grown into a global community of filmmakers working with world-leading brands and distributing content to much of the globe. MOFILM has pioneered ‘made-for-mobile’ content working with leading filmmakers such as Kevin Spacey, Robert Redford, Isabella Rossellini and Spike Lee to highlight and champion talented MOFILMers from around the world. Brands working with MOFILM include Visa, Vodafone, McDonalds, Nokia and Pepsi.

  • Peter Saunders – Mackinnon and Saunders

peter suanders and a puppet from the corpse brideWith a global reputation and client-base, in a specialism which bridges traditional craft and new media techniques, Mackinnon and Saunders provide a wide range of services including puppet and model-making, 3D animation, TV production and digital imaging.

With over 60 different television programmes, 70 commercials and various feature length movies to their credit their client list includes Warner Bros., HIT Entertainment, Nickelodeon, Cosgrove Hall Films, Gerry Anderson, BBC, Will Vinton Studios, Aardman, Loose Moose, Barry Purves and Disney. Credits include The Corpse Bride, The Sandman, League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, and Frankenstein’s Cat.

This event is also the first of the newly relaunched “The Loop” the well-respected series of events for Manchester’s creative community, which will be a regular feature of the MPA, delivered by The White Room. Be sure to find out when the next one is!


mpa logoThe MPA is a not-for-profit membership organisation which aim to create a rich, dynamic, stimulating community of and for creatively minded people in the communication industry; they also raise funds for the National Agency Benevolent Society (NABS), which helps those in need from the creative industries. During the event, MPA chair Mike Perls, will give you a chance to find out more about MPA, and how becoming a member will benefit you and your business.

The Loop is brought to you by MPA, and delivered by The White Room. Creative Times are media partners for the events.