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This summer, we’re again transforming Albert Square into Festival Square, the home of the Festival in the heart of the city. Great food and drink, free live music and DJs and more every day from noon until late during MIF19. Find out more here.

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Viewpoints is designed to encourage debate and insight into the themes and work featured in the festival. From interviews, articles to podcasts and immersive content, you can browse via watch, listen, immerse or read.

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Thousands of people take part in each Manchester International Festival – as volunteers, as participants in shows, in skills development workshops and creative activities, or even as planners of their own micro-international festival. Discover more about our Creative Lab, our new conversation series throughout the Festival, Talking Points & find our what our Creative Critics think in their reviews.

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