Saturday, 2 July 2011

Flying the flag ~ Manchester International festival

The Manchester International arts festival runs until 17th July, It has had plenty of national exposure, such as a free guide book produced by The Guardian newspaper. There is no shortage of local publicity either, including many flags and banners around the city centre, such as these. A series of pop-up venues including a giant teepee has transformed Albert Square into the main festival site. I plan to visit that early next week...

Iceland's Bjork and Ireland's Sinead O'Connor are two famous female singers who are playing several nights. There is a new Victoria Wood drama at the Opera House, and many more acts and artistes, including a fringe festival. For young children there is a Music Boxes activity at the Lowry Centre and for older children a live Dr Who adventure. Full details at: and a BBC review at:


  1. I did not know about this. Might have to get myself up to Manchester before July 17..

  2. I must try and get in if I have the time and visit the one or two free daytime events.

  3. Sounds like a lot going on over there!

  4. I think you will be quite busy. Enjoy!