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MIF Recommends: November Highlights

How is it November already?! We think it’s the perfect time to stay out of the cold and warm your soul with culture. Here’s our…

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November 8, 2017 - news

Relive What Is the City but the People?

November 6, 2017 - news

Are you one of the 4,500 local people who was actively involved in MIF17?

October 31, 2017 - news

Watch CEREMONY: The Return of Friedrich Engels on BBC4 on Sunday

October 26, 2017 - news

Party Skills for the End of the World at Shoreditch Town Hall Feb 2018

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If you’d like to get even closer to the Festival, consider becoming an MIF Pioneer. Our Pioneers play a key role in supporting the Festival and get nearer to the heart of what we do.

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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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