Manchester International Festival 2017

Manchester International Festival 2017
Opportunities for Students and Staff

Manchester Metropolitan University is proud to support this year’s Manchester International Festival (MIF), which runs across venues all over the city from June 29th to July 16th.

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.

Staff and students have priority opportunities to join the popular MIF Volunteer Scheme. Volunteers can develop new skills, share expertise, join an enthusiastic community and give something back to the city. Full details will be revealed shortly, and online applications open on 9th March.
20% staff and student discount (£45 rather than £55 in 2015) to join the Festival Member scheme, offering tickets for dress rehearsals, priority booking from 2pm on 9th March and discount on Festival Square. See the full range of benefits and use the code W6K to receive your discount.
Find out more about MIF, the full schedule and opportunities to get involved.