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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

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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Interview: Manchester International Festival director John McGrath

As the huge biennial arts festival returns this week, Danny Moran asks: “Are you out...

2019 06 28 Cheryl Sophie Muller

Who are the new acts joining Manchester Pride Live?

Cheryl amongst pop stars and DJs to join this year’s festival, headlined by Ariana Grande...

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What to eat and drink during Manchester International Festival

Buried breweries, Catalan pizzas and David Lynch ice cream – it’s an exciting street food...

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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

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Festa Italiana 2019 – It’s going to be huge

Free aperitivo, pizza cars, bambini gardens and banquets at the UK’s biggest Italian food festival...

2019 05 29 King Street Festival

King Street Festival returns this weekend

Live music, cocktail trails, lawn games…and that’s just for starters

2018 05 03 Manchester Jazz Festival By Steven Sibbald

Manchester Jazz Festival returns this bank holiday weekend

Expect over 60 free gigs, performances citywide and a new festival hub in St Ann’s...

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Hatch to host FREE bluedot warm-up festival

‘Microdot’ will be an official family event in the city centre

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...

2019 08 05 Weekend Of Words

New literary festival announced for Victoria Baths

Weekend of Words launches at the Grade II* listed water palace on Friday 7 June

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Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 – first events revealed

Book NOW for comfort food, curry collectives, Catalan cuisine and cocktails

We Are Lager Festival

Free lager AND tacos this Saturday? Well why didn't you say...

We Are Lager festival is throwing a free party this weekend

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Manchester's essential festival calendar: May to August 2019

Four months, 30 festivals…time to clear the diary

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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...

2019 04 05 Mathew Jonson

Hide & Seek - new music and arts festival announced for summer

Promising disco and house at a stately home, the one-day debut hits Capesthorne Hall this...

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