MIF19: Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
MIF19 Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth Manchester International Festival

Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth at The Whitworth, Manchester 20 — 21 July 2019 Entrance is free — Visit now

Head to Animals of Manchester, a cultural experiment, for some wild times like no other as artists, scientists, musicians and theatre-makers take over The Whitworth and Whitworth Park for Manchester International Festival’s final weekend.

Step into a world where all animals live alongside each other as equals on a rambunctious and transformative live art trail.

Expect a Mouse Palace (for both mice and humans), Human School where dogs do the teaching, an edible Arndale Centre for squirrels and birds, a film studio run by beetles, Hedgehog Hospital, a conference of animals led by cows and workshops taught by pets.

Expect familiar spaces and places to be transformed into a new Animals of Manchester realm. Explore curious goings-on from creatures and humans alike at Pigadilly, Dogsgate and Beastiary Beauty Parlour across the weekend.

A fine way to end the festival and celebrate the start of the school holidays alike. Animals of Manchester takes a weekend walk in the park to another level.

Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth at The Whitworth, Manchester 20 — 21 July 2019 Entrance is free Visit now

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