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Bjork live at MIF (Manchester International Festival) in Manchester, 5 July 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst

Review: Bjork at Castlefield Arena, Manchester

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Bjork at Castlefield Arena, Manchester

Bjork’s first European gig since the release of her latest album, Vulnicara, is a curious affair.

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Tree Of Codes by Ruth Hogben

Review: Tree Of Codes, Manchester International Festival

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Tree Of Codes, Manchester International Festival

Tree Of Codes is one of those ‘wild card’ yet brilliantly successful shows that Manchester International Festival has made a bit of a specialty of miraculously pulling off over the years.

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The Skriker - Maxine Peake. Photo by Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Skriker, Manchester International Festival

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Skriker, Manchester International Festival

Maxine Peake’s artistic reunion with director Sarah Frankcom after The Masque Of Anarchy and Hamlet has, predictably, proved to be one of the hottest tickets at this year’s Manchester International Festival, although it’s worth noting that it continues at the Royal Exchange for a couple of weeks beyond the end of the Festival if you’re searching for tickets.

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wonder.land at MIF

Review: wonder.land, Manchester International Festival

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Review: wonder.land, Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival’s USP has always been the creation of original, new work – premières which then carry the brand around the world, at least in theory. This bold attitude has led to some remarkable triumphs over the years and some unique events for Manchester.

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Alex Poots

Manchester International Festival’s Alex Poots talks to Northern Soul

April 7, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester International Festival’s Alex Poots talks to Northern Soul

Last time I went to Blackfriars House, I was seven-years-old. It was the school holidays and I’d decided to spend it snooping around my mum’s office and chatting to Pot Noodle Dave. Oh, how things have changed.

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The xx

In Love, Love, Love with The xx

July 19, 2013 Comments Off on In Love, Love, Love with The xx

I had the chance to see The xx some years back when they weren’t very famous and it was easy to get a spot near the stage. It was at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, one of the loveliest, most laid-back music weekends I’ve ever had the good fortune to attend. But I didn’t see the band.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on Macbeth

I know how lucky I was to have this ticket – it was as coveted as the golden ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – and almost everyone I spoke to about my plans for Saturday afternoon was mildly envious.

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The Machine

July 13, 2013 Comments Off on The Machine

As Salford-born Josie Rourke, director of this Manchester International Festival drama, observes “A play about chess sounds almost terrifyingly dull.

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