29 June – 16 July 2017

MIF on air

Not everyone can come to see all our shows in Manchester, so we’ve worked to bring them to bigger audiences far beyond the Festival. Over the last decade, a number of MIF projects have been broadcast on TV, on radio, online and on big screens around the city.

Soundtrack 7 MIF15
Created during FKA twigs’ 10-day residency at MIF15, Soundtrack 7 received its UK premiere on BBC Four in November 2016, and is now available to watch in full on YouTube

The Skriker MIF15
Sarah Frankcom’s production of Caryl Churchill’s play was adapted for radio broadcast in March 2016 as part of BBC Radio 3’s Drama on 3 series

The Tale of Mr Tumble MIF15
Filmed live at MIF, Justin Fletcher’s feelgood family hit was broadcast on CBeebies in November 2015

The Immortal MIF15
BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now broadcast the world premiere of Mark Simpson’s extraordinary oratorio from MIF15

Arvo Pärt MIF15
Manchester Camerata’s celebration of one of modern music’s most beloved composers was heard live by listeners to BBC Radio 3

MACBETH MIF13
Kenneth Branagh’s production of the Scottish play was presented to audiences of just 250 at Hallé St Peter’s – but with the help of NT Live, we brought it to 330 cinemas around the UK 

Sir John Tavener MIF13
MIF’s Bridgewater Hall concert of new and old works by the great British composer, featuring the debut performance by the Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3

That Day We Sang MIF11
Three years after Victoria Wood’s heartwarming musical delighted audiences at the Festival, BBC2 screened a TV adaptation on Boxing Day 2014

Sacred Sites MIF11
Lopa Kothari joined Candi Staton, Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali, Dya Singh and others for a series of five BBC Radio 3 broadcasts from this pioneering music commission

Wagner’s Die Walküre MIF11
BBC Radio 3 broadcast Sir Mark Elder conducting the Hallé in a thrilling performance of Wagner’s fearless classic

Elbow & the Hallé MIF09
Elbow’s Bridgewater Hall shows with the Hallé were the hottest tickets at MIF09 – and we brought the collaboration to a wider audience by presenting a free live screening for 5,000 fans at the Castlefield Arena

Il Tempo del Postino MIF07
After its premiere at the Opera House during the first ever MIF, this audacious live-art project went on to be presented and filmed in Basel – you can still watch it all online