Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

How to Get Involved in Mif 2019

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

How to Get Involved in Mif 2019

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AS THE MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL APPROACHES, WE ROUND UP THE WAYS YOU CAN TAKE PART ABOVE AND BEYOND JUST WATCHING THE EVENTS

MANCHESTER International Festival (MIF) is set to return to the city this summer. From July 4 to 21, Albert Square will be transformed into the central hub for the festival, with other events taking place at venues across the city.

Thousands of people across the city have taken part in MIF productions over the years; from walking a catwalk in Piccadilly Gardens, to performing alongside the likes of Gorillaz and New Order.

MIF will be continuing this tradition in 2019 with a new programme of participatory events in which people from all walks of life have the opportunity to get involved.

For those who would like to help stage MIF19, here are five ways you can get involved.

TAKE PART IN A SHOW WITH YOKO ONO MIF is looking for people across Greater Manchester to get involved in its opening event - Yoko Ono's Bells for Peace. From sharing your story of a bell with an interesting history, to joining one of the bell-making ceramics workshops taking place in all 10 boroughs, everyone is invited to be part of the people's orchestra and ring and sing out for peace in Cathedral Gardens on July 4. To find out more about Bells for Peace, email bellsforpeace@mif.co.uk.

HOST YOUR OWN MICRO FESTIVAL MIF has been supporting people in and around the city to host community arts events in their own homes. From virtual reality experiences to classical Indian dance performances, no two events are the same and the only limit is your imagination. Applicants require no experience, as each host is supported by a team of experienced producers and given a budget of £1,500 to bring their idea to life. For more information and to submit your idea, visit: mif.co.uk/ my-festival/festival-in-my-house DESIGN A PIECE OF FESTIVAL SQUARE Festival-goers are invited to add their own creative flair to the event by designing unique ceramic tiles to adorn the bars in Festival Square. …

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