Manchester International Festival: 2021
What do theatres, railway depots, churches and car parks have in common? They’re all venues that Manchester International Festival has staged work and events in since its conception back in 2007, and the huge biennial event continues to evolve with every edition. Bringing together art forms and prioritising forward-thinking new work, it’s a collaborative effort with input from venues, festivals and organisations around the globe.
To drum up (even more) excitement for MIF’s 2021 edition, we brought its street poster campaign to the heart of Manchester. With events spanning music, food, contemporary art and everything in between, the creative spotlighted events with Arlo Parks and Damon Albarn alongside a collaboration with Lagos-based Homecoming, a queer gardening simulation by Robert Yang, and much more.
This year, we’ll also be working with MIF to bring to life a city-wide art project called Captioning the City – keep an eye on the streets of Manchester to find out more.