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2019 07 21 A Place Lived 1

a place lived: new Spinningfields artwork recalls 18th century residents

From ‘knocker up’ Martha to ‘washerwoman’ Mary, lively sculptures recall the women of Grove Street

2019 07 22 Skepta Mif 1 Jordan Hughes

MIF19 bows out with Skepta…as Greater Manchester revealed to have North’s biggest culture scene

Defying a stalling ‘Northern Powerhouse’, culture has seen staggering growth

2019 07 17 Tao Of Glass 1 Tristram Kenton

Manchester International Festival: the hits and misses so far (part 2)

David Lynch at HOME, The Nico Project and Tao of Glass reviewed

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Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday celebrated with life-size LEGO statue

The suffragrette is one of several ‘heroes of protest’ taking over the People’s History Museum...

2019 07 12 Invisible Cities Canal Tristram Kenton

Manchester International Festival: the hits and misses so far

Invisible Cities, Utopolis, Tuesday and Atmospheric Memory reviewed

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Carrie Fisher, bee-painting, and more: What's on at Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse

Head to Cutting Room Square for gig nights, book clubs and painting classes

2019 07 05 Bells For Peace Header Danny Lawson

Yoko Ono rings in peace…and Manchester International Festival

MIF19 launched with Ono’s ‘Bells for Peace’ and Janelle Monáe’s sell-out concert…here’s what we thought...

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Manchester International Festival - all you need to know

Expect 18 days of free gigs, world premieres and a brand new Festival Square as...

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Summer Beer Festival at Seven Bro7hers Brewery

Live music, beer, street food, and it's only £5 a ticket. Plus what's on for...

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From giant monkeys to steampunk: Manchester Day in pictures

The citywide festival entered double figures with one of its most vibrant parades yet

2019 06 07 John Ruskin Mural By Michael Parker

Summer festival to mark 200th birthday of John Ruskin

From ‘devil’s darkness’ to beacon city, the Victorian visionary helped inspire modern Manchester

2019 06 03 Lily Parr Statue

Lily Parr statue unveiled at National Football Museum

The trailblazing female footballer has been commemorated ahead of the Women’s World Cup

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Major summer programme to mark 200 years since Peterloo Massacre

From art battles to radical reads, over 150 events will take place across Greater Manchester

2019 05 24 Lowry A Cricket Match

Rare Lowry cricket painting unveiled for first time in 20 years

Now on show at The Lowry, it’s expected to reach up to £1.2m at auction...

2019 05 15 Weavers Factory Gift Shop Tim Simpson Photogrpahy

The Weavers Factory: the new Manchester gallery with a remarkable story

Artist Joan Charnley bequeathed her house to her neighbours…with one dying wish

2019 05 13 Bluedot Earth

bluedot goes green with new environment programme

From speakers like Extinction Rebellion to discounts for those who cycle, the Jodrell Bank festival...

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Tenancy by Quarantine: 'a theatre project like no other I’ve ever encountered'

No rebellious squat set-up, Lucy Tomlinson has a profound experience in this unconventional Salford arts...

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'What does MIF do best? Those projects that are wonderfully indefinable' - Mark Ball, creative...

David Blake discusses The Factory, artistic ambition and the city's growing cultural clout with Manchester...

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