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Why not give the gift of MIF Membership this Christmas?

With access to updates on The Factory developments in 2018, priority ticket booking, dress rehearsal tickets, an exclusive member event as well as discounts on Festival Square during the Festival, MIF19 Membership is the perfect gift for any performance loving friend or family member. MIF Gift Membership costs just £27.50 a year (£55 in total). Please email members@mif.co.uk or call…

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December 12, 2017 - news

Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize 2017

November 9, 2017 - news

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November 8, 2017 - news

Relive What Is the City but the People?

November 6, 2017 - news

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With access to updates on The Factory developments in 2018, priority ticket booking, dress rehearsal tickets, and much more MIF19 Membership is the perfect gift for any performance loving friend or family member.

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On tour

Many of our shows are currently on tour, with many more still to be announced. Here’s what MIF is up to around the globe…

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The Factory

MIF will be the operator for The Factory, creating a year-round programme of work and running the building, which is due to open 2020. The Factory will give audiences the opportunity to enjoy the broadest range of art forms and cultural experiences – including dance, theatre, music, opera, visual arts, spoken word, popular culture and innovative contemporary work incorporating multiple media and technologies. Artists from across the world will be invited to create new work in the building’s extraordinary spaces.

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Get involved

Every year thousands of people take part in Manchester International Festival – as volunteers and participants in shows, skills development workshops, creative activities or even as planners of their own micro-international Festivals for their friends and neighbors.

This year we’ve launched My Festival, a new creative community for MIF and a way of keeping up to date with (and helping shape) what MIF is doing locally. It’s a way of connecting with MIF, and all of our brilliant local contributors, year-round.

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Creative 50

This year, MIF has invited 50 emerging creative individuals across Greater Manchester to join us on a three-month journey towards the Festival, using new digital tools and technologies to develop their practice and respond to the MIF17 programme. Creative50 includes an array of creative practitioners from a range of disciplines, including writers, filmmakers, visual artists, designers, performers, poets, musicians and many others.

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Megan Marie Griffith

Theatre Maker / Producer

Elisa Morais

Animation / Filmmaker

Jon Howard

Digital Artist / Filmmaker

Tasha Whittle

Visual Artist

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