MIF19: Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth

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Gemma Gibb, Families Editor
MIF19 Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth Manchester International Festival
Image courtesy of The Whitworth

Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth at The Whitworth, Manchester, 20–21 July 2019, free entry - Find Out More

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 trail.

Details on Animals of Manchester are yet to be announced but we can expect a university where dogs do the teaching, an edible Arndale Centre for squirrels and birds, a film studio run by beetles, an interspecies family centre with rescued hedgehogs, a conference of animals led by a cow, a living memorial for extinct species, and a Life Art Library honouring animals as artists and performers.

A fine way to end the festival and celebrate the start of the school holidays alike, we’re sure that dressing up will be positively encouraged.

Animals of Manchester at The Whitworth at The Whitworth, Manchester

20–21 July 2019
Free entry

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