Main image for festival Square July 3 event

Saturday 3 July 2021 in Festival Square was a day of reconnection and celebration: with music, conversations, performances, participatory activities and much more inspired by Festival in My House… and Yours – and by other Festival collaborations created over the last year with and by the people of Greater Manchester. Among the highlights…

  • Are You Playing Out?, a beautiful new performance inspired by childhood and created for Festival Square by the MIF’s Young People’s Forum
  • Performances from Wythenshawe’s Shooting Star Theatre School and Salford’s JD Dance, chosen and presented by our MIF Neighbourhood Organisers
  • A welcome return for the Chorus of Others, created for Fatherland at MIF17
  • Spoken word and music with the crew from Heritage Radio, Manchester’s 24-hour Islamic station
  • Terrific young talent courtesy of KYSO and the Manchester United Foundation
  • Capturing a Summer 2020, a snapshot of the lockdown from which we’re hopefully now emerging for good

We would like to thank Therme Group, Co-op, JW Lees, Hawkins\Brown, Buro Happold and Civic Engineers for their contributions to Festival Square.