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Review: Everything that happened and would happen, Mayfield, Manchester

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Everything that happened and would happen, Mayfield, Manchester

Before you’ve even stepped properly inside Everything that happened and would happen there’s a palpable sense of awe, not to say slight intimidation, at the setting.

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“Manchester is good at spotting an opportunity and going for it.” John McGrath from Manchester International Festival talks to Northern Soul

October 5, 2018 Comments Off on “Manchester is good at spotting an opportunity and going for it.” John McGrath from Manchester International Festival talks to Northern Soul

Last year was a harrowing time for Manchester.

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Review: Ceremony, Manchester International Festival

July 19, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Ceremony, Manchester International Festival

“In harrowing times for so many, it’s more important than ever to remember Engels’ legacy – and the spirit of solidarity and dignity which beats at its core,” observed Turner Prize-nominated artist Phil Collins.

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Review: 10000 Gestures at Manchester International Festival

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: 10000 Gestures at Manchester International Festival

Boris Charmatz is not a conventional choreographer. In fact, he ‘choreographed’ very little of his latest work, 10000 Gestures.

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Review: Cotton Panic! at Manchester International Festival

July 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cotton Panic! at Manchester International Festival

Upper Campfield Market in Manchester’s Castlefield is a great space.

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Review: What If Women Ruled The World? Manchester International Festival

July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Review: What If Women Ruled The World? Manchester International Festival

I’m struggling to put my thoughts about Israeli artist Yael Bartana’s ground-breaking film and performance project What If Women Ruled the World? into coherent sentences.

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Review: ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..

The first night of Manchester International Festival 2017 kicked off with a unique collaboration from New Order and visual artist Liam Gillick in the Old Granada Studios with So It Goes..

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What is the City but the People? Manchester International Festival 2017

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on What is the City but the People? Manchester International Festival 2017

Google maps does not recognise Mayfield. According to the internet, the abandoned railway depot near Piccadilly station doesn’t exist.

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Kai Savage & Justin Fletcher in The Tale of Mr Tumble. MIF15, by Robert Day.

Review: The Tale of Mr Tumble, Manchester International Festival

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Tale of Mr Tumble, Manchester International Festival

With a four year age gap between them there isn’t much my children will watch together without referring to each other’s choices as ‘babyish’ or ‘boring’.

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Review: Neck of the Woods, Manchester International Festival

July 11, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Neck of the Woods, Manchester International Festival

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…at least if you had high hopes of this Manchester International Festival show living up to the high standards of some of its other bold experiments in sound and vision.

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