151 people took part in the big free opening event for MIF17
What is the City but the People? took place on Thursday 29 June in Piccadilly Gardens. It was a vibrant self-portrait of Manchester featuring local residents of all ages, backgrounds and parts of the city. Participants were invited to share their story with the people of Manchester as they walk along a runway stretching more than 100 metres through Piccadilly Gardens. Watch a live stream of the performance as it unfolded on BBC Live and watch interviews with some of the participants here.
Learn more about the event here.
Photos: © Jon Super & Tarnish Vision