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: http://mif.co.uk/ and a BBC review at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13984487