Spend a day in the city and it rapidly becomes apparent just how much it has reinvented its industrial past into a new, trendsetting present – and an ambitious future. There’s plenty of things to do in Manchester too, from award-winning theatre and exhibitions to an exciting food and drink offer and thriving literature and music scenes.
MJF returns with a fresh new look, a new festival hub location and more venues across the city than ever before.
Manchester native Chris Sievey dreamed of pop-music stardom but belated recognition only came incognito, through his loveably anarchic creation.
UnDoing at Castlefield Gallery explores our often conflicted relationship between past and present in architecture.
Using dance, live music and performance ColetivA Ocupação tell the real and brutal story of the high school occupations of 2015 and 2016 in Brazil.
Steven Osborne made the definitive recording of Tippett’s masterpiece several years ago – and tonight, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, he joins the BBC Philharmonic to perform it live. Also on the programme, two symphonies by 20th-century pioneers: Sibelius’s brilliant Sixth, and a vital work written by Stravinsky ‘to the glory of God’.
Manchester International Festival 2019 is nearly upon us and it’s fair to say that we’re more than a little excited by the calibre of this year’s programme, which may indeed prove to be the festival’s strongest yet.
This immersive audio-visual show at Gorilla sees the ever-innovative Max Cooper merge his stunning electronic music with science-inspired visual art.
Future Music is a day filled with cutting edge workshops, demos and performances about AI, VR, live coding and musical robots.