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Manchester International Festival
18 extraordinary days of world premieres and special events. took place 4–21 July 2019. Our next Festival will be in July 2021.
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Manchester International Festival 13h
The MIF team are joining the Manchester Pride celebrations this weekend to proudly celebrate the past, present and future of LGBTQ+ life in the city, teaming up with & to take part in Saturday’s parade! 🏳️‍🌈
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Ciaron Wilkinson 14h
Looking through pictures of Festival Square and stumbled across the happiest dog in the world
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Sacha  Lord 20h
Greater Manchester’s first ever Night Time Transport Survey. We have one of the most vibrant city regions in the world, but we need a Transport system to match it. Takes 3 mins. Take part, spread the word...we NEED your feedback
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Jocelyne Underwood 15h
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Manchester International Festival 18h
"It's a unique, interdisciplinary show at MIF19 that combines spoken word, dance, rap and storytelling. The different art forms give the show’s young, ten-strong cast the chance to showcase their diverse talents." - on MIF19's Alphabus
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Naqqash Khalid 20h
Manchester Artists!! Come and hang with my v. talented friends & me on Aug 31st . We will be talking about how we approach our work/practice & our experiences with
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Science and Industry Museum 20h
We can't wait to be walking in Pride Parade this Saturday with and 🏳️‍🌈 Give all us aliens and conspiracy theorists a wave when you spot us🛸
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Manchester International Festival Aug 21
We're looking forward to taking part in Manchester's Pride Parade on Saturday with our friends at and ! 🏳️‍🌈✨ The parade starts at midday and takes place throughout the streets of Manchester, find out more info here 👉
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Manchester International Festival Aug 21
Join us for a special round-table event hosted by the MIF19 Jerwood Creative Fellows on 31 Aug from 2–5pm at Manchester Art Gallery. Meet creative practitioners from across the city and discover more about MIF. Event is free but booking is essential 👉
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Manchester International Festival Aug 21
will take place on Sat 31 Aug at Platt Fields Park. We will be supporting the Festival with creative drop-in activities between 12-6pm, inspired by what took place during MIF19. 👉
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Richard Sandell Aug 21
Loved Parliament of Ghosts - layers of colonial history brought to bear on contemporary questions of social justice. Stunning.
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Manchester International Festival Aug 21
It's been a month since ended! What were your highlights from this years programme?
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Manchester International Festival Aug 20
See Icaria, our partnership with with Emmy-nominated director Fx Goby breathing new life into the time-honoured Greek myth of Icarus, a young man who flew too close to the sun, featuring MIF19 dancer Yandass.
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BBC Philharmonic Aug 19
🎶Listen to The Anvil, by & . This special commission marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. 🎧
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Manchester International Festival Aug 19
Now that MIF19 is over, we are working towards the opening of The Factory, a world-class cultural space being developed in the heart of Manchester and the new home of MIF. Take a closer look at what the The Factory will look like with our VR experience...
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Manchester International Festival Aug 18
What would you ask your hero? Listen again to our Chasing Philip Glass podcast, to hear more from Phelim McDermott & Philip Glass and the creative process behind Tao of Glass at . You can subscribe to the series and download here:
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Manchester International Festival Aug 17
Skepta took over Mayfield Depot for three nights during , with a forward-thinking, futuristic, apocalyptic rave experience: DYSTOPIA987. Radical noise, immersive technology and a blistering live performance. Watch the feature film here 👉
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Manchester International Festival Aug 16
Join the crowd this evening as part of the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Communities, artists and musicians from across Greater Manchester and beyond will be gathering on the site of St Peter’s Field for a day of music, song, choirs & more.
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Manchester International Festival Aug 16
Tune into at 4.15pm to listen to the recording of MIF19's The Anvil, an elegy to the Peterloo Massacre. Music by composer Emily Howard, writer Michael Symmons Roberts and performed by BBC Philharmonic with BBC Singers & three Hallé choirs. 🔊
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Manchester International Festival Aug 16
Today marks 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre. MIF19 marked this anniversary in July with a day of performance, poetry and music with theatre company ANU, and composer Emily Howard, writer Michael Symmons Roberts and the BBC Philharmonic.
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