MIF19 Articles

Manchester International Festival contributes £50m to the city

Manchester International Festival contributes £50m to the city

This year’s Manchester International Festival (MIF19) spanned 18 days, with events ranging from dance, theatre, music and visual arts to site-specific performance and immersive installations
What MIF taught me about the state of classical music

What MIF taught me about the state of classical music

Ellis Coopey discusses the uncertain future of classical music and the impact that MIF may have on it
MIF19: David Lynch at HOME

MIF19: David Lynch at HOME

Sass Holmes reviews the David Lynch takeover of HOME for MIF19, which was a medley of art exhibitions, Q&As, film screenings, and musical performances
MIF19: RE:CREATING EUROPE

MIF19: RE:CREATING EUROPE

Jay Darcy reviews Re:Creating Europe at MIF19, an unashamedly pro-EU and anti-Brexit play-come-guest speaker event featuring Lemn Sissay and Juliet Stevenson
MIF19: Janelle Monae at Castlefield Bowl

MIF19: Janelle Monae at Castlefield Bowl

After Janelle Monae’s MIF show received national media attention before it even began over issues with accessibility, the performer worked to undo the bad press by making inclusion and love the centre of her wacky, wonderful show
MIF19: Tree

MIF19: Tree

Jay Darcy reviews Idris Elba’s latest play, Tree, as part of the Manchester International Festival which was embroiled in controversy just before opening

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