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Review: Cotton Panic! at Manchester International Festival

Jul 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

Jul 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: Fatherland, Royal Exchange, Manchester International Festival

Jul 6, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Fatherland, Royal Exchange, Manchester International Festival

In school, I was taught that the most convincing arguments address their own pitfalls before someone else raises them.

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

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

Review: Bjork at Castlefield Arena, Manchester

Jul 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

Jul 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

Jul 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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Review: wonder.land, Manchester International Festival

Jul 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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Between a Dream and a Whisper

Jul 20, 2013 Comments Off on Between a Dream and a Whisper

I’m coining a new verb. To be ‘Goldfrapped’ means to have been on a magical journey of mind, body and soul.

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The Old Woman

Jul 6, 2013 Comments Off on The Old Woman

Now this is what makes the Manchester International Festival cool. Let a visionary director loose on an obviously wild and crazy, but absolutely dazzling, idea, with defiantly large-scale production values and determined support.

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