Manchester International Festival 2017
Opportunities for Students and Staff
Now in its tenth year, MIF has forged a reputation as a celebration of all things creative, offering new and exclusive events and work from both local and international artists. As ever, an amazing schedule has been announced for the festival, combining everything from dance and drama to music, art and much more.
Among the events taking place across the duration of the festival is True Faith, which explores the work and legacy of Joy Division and New Order, using the iconic album cover art of Manchester Met alumnus Peter Saville alongside performance films, music videos, posters and other contemporary works curated by Matthew Higgs, Jon Savage and archivist Johan Kugelberg. In addition, Saville will join Higgs and artist Liam Gillick in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at 2pm on Saturday July 8th at The Stoller Hall, with tickets available via Interdependence.
Other key MIF dates include Ceremony by Phil Collins which takes place at the NCP Bridgewater Hall Car Park on Sunday July 16th. A free event that anyone to attend (tickets required), the performance is described as “a singular moment in the city’s history [where] performers, musicians and the people of Manchester will create an extraordinary live film to bring MIF17 to a close.” It will also feature music from Mica Levi and Demdike Stare, as well as a new anthem by Manchester Met alumnus Gruff Rhys.