Outdoor & Site Specific
Festival Square will introduce visitors to Factory International’s new outdoor spaces, with live sets from over 100 bands, artists and DJs and a wide variety of food and drink
An epic cultural journey across Europe by Little Amal, a 3.5-metre puppet of a nine-year-old refugee girl, culminating in a finale event in Manchester.
A mass participatory public realm dance work created by choreographer Boris Charmatz for the opening of MIF21.
A temporary brewery and public toilet pub in a secret location for MIF19, created by Tokyo art collective Chim↑Pom.
Chris Thorpe’s cycle of six warm, witty new plays crosses Northern England, exploring the landscapes that surround us and how we live with each other.
Site-specific theatre rooted in political contemporary issues, encompassing sound, new writing, visual design and verbatim.
An anarchic street theatre extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound and rallying impromptu raves on street corners.
A beastly theatrical bonfire and firework display to celebrate NYE17 in Newcastle, created in collaboration with Walk the Plank.
Turner Prize-nominated artist Phil Collins returns a Soviet-era statue of Friedrich Engels to the city where he made his name in an extraordinary live film event.
A new initiative offering residents the opportunity to present their very own micro-international festival in their home for local community members.
A modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller.
An interactive sound and visual installation created by artists Jason Singh and Cassiel for the Great Hall at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Oddball shows and experiences for unlikely locations, taking audiences on an immersive, emotional and transformational journey which escapes the daily trappings of indoor entertainment.
With that little bit of puppet magic, this menagerie of giant puppets and walkabouts are big, surprising, colourful and connect with the child in all of us.
An audio walk around the streets of Manchester, based on a series of frank and funny conversations between a group of young adults and a group of over 60s.
A three year partnership with New Charter Housing Trust and their Academy in Ashton under Lyne designed to explore ways of creating sustainable cultural change in the neighbourhood.
A live documentary made in collaboration with a group of young people who broadcast live from their own communities to an online audience.
A weekend of deckchair lounging, free entertainment and a few surprises, featuring a packed programme of music, performance and street theatre.