Family events at MIF19
Looking to enjoy art, theatre and culture as a family during the summer holidays? There are plenty of family-friendly events throughout the 18 extraordinary days of MIF19. From ringing BELLS FOR PEACE to taking part in a fascinating cultural experiment with Animals of Manchester.
Acclaimed Belgian theatre company Studio ORKA create shows for children and adults alike telling stories of the people, places and experiences that make our journey through life unique. Their new work, Tuesday, is a magical and moving show which is staged beautifully in St Augustines, a Grade I listed Victorian church.
We’re inviting all ages to explore this fascinating cultural experiment taking place at The Whitworth and Whitworth Park. Animals of Manchester pictures what life might be like if dogs, hogs, cats and other creatures lived alongside us not just as our pets but as our peers – our companions.
See it on the last weekend of the Festival.
Soak in the atmosphere of Festival Square – the home of MIF in the heart of the Manchester city centre. Enjoy the array of incredible food and drink, family activities and free live music every day and night during MIF19.
Yoko Ono invites the people of Manchester to gather together in Cathedral Gardens and send a message of peace to the world. Join thousands of diverse voices and a people’s orchestra of bells as the city rings and sings out for peace – and welcomes the world to Manchester.
All ages are welcome to come down on the day, but if you would like to get involved before MIF19’s opening event you can in three ways. We would like you to share your story, make and customise a bell or join a chorus of voices. To find out more click here.
Created by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, an array of ‘Atmospheric Machines’ use state-of-the-art technology to transform the words you speak into something new. Watch as your words become trails of vapour, ripples on water, even epic 360-degree projections…
Nearly 200 years ago, computing pioneer Charles Babbage said that the air is a ‘vast library’ that contains a record of every word ever spoken. This unmissable installation asks: was he right? If so, can we hear the voices of the past? Find out this summer and add your voice to the library at the Science and Industry Museum.
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