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Mark Ball Mif

'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...

We Are Lager Festival

Shouting Lager, Lager, Lager - UK's largest lager festival hits Manchester this April

We Are Lager takes over Upper Campfield from 4th-7th April (and yes they've sorted a...

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10 out of 10 - Manchester Day is back

And it’s entering double figures with a bang on 23 June…

Mif 2019 Festival

Manchester International Festival 2019 - full programme revealed

Headliners this year include David Lynch, Phillip Glass, Janelle Monae, Yoko Ono, Idris Elba, Skepta...

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Ariana Grande to headline Manchester Pride Live 2019

The Grammy award-winner will return to the city for the first time since her One...

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Friends & Family & Beer - Cloudwater's new beer festival brings together six 'trailblazing'...

The beer celebration will take over Castlefield's Upper Campfield Market in March

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New Order and Hot Chip announced for Bluedot Festival

They join Kraftwerk as headliners at Jodrell Bank’s summer festival, which returns 18-21 July

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Manchester's essential festival calendar: January to April 2019

Film, theatre, vegan, punk…and that’s just for starters

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MIF 2019 - Janelle Monáe to headline opening concert at Castlefield Bowl

GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor will perform on Manchester International Festival launch night (Thurs 4 July)

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10 reasons why Gordo won’t be visiting Manchester's Christmas Markets

Confidential’s increasingly irritable publisher gets very grouchy this time of year. Here’s why…

2018 10 29 Yoko Ono Matthew Placek

MIF 2019 - Yoko Ono, Idris Alba and Skepta are first names announced

Manchester International Festival (4-21 July) will open with thousands of bell ringers

2018 10 26 Monster 35 Dale Street

Did you see Manchester's giant inflatable monsters?

Seven big and bold beasties colonised the city’s rooftops

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Manchester's cultural renaissance: 'we've come a long way, but the job's not over yet'

Can art really transform a city for the better? David Blake talks to Manchester Art...

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The Manchester Literature Boom: 'everyone's a writer now'

Danny Moran reports on the lit scene's rude health ahead of this year's MLF (6-2...

2018 09 20 Mfdf Gin Cocktails

A Kingdom of Gin is coming to Manchester: Let the fun beGIN

Brace yourselves for four hour tasting sessions and the chance to make your own bottle

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MFDF 2018 is here - this is what you need to know

The city's biggest food and drink celebration returns from the 27th Sept to 8th Oct

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100 photos which sum up Manchester Pride 2018

From the big parade to the main stage - we've picked our favourites shots from...