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Manchester International Festival

2—19 July 2009

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Welcome to the second Manchester International Festival, dedicated to commissioning and presenting new work by some of the world’s leading artists and creative minds. With a wide-ranging programme and more free events, I hope the Festival is exhilarating, thought-provoking and welcoming to all. A handful of names from the inaugural Festival two years ago have returned to create brand new shows. They are joined by an array of other artists drawn from around the world and covering the cultural spectrum. And, of course, we’re focusing on the wealth of talent right here in the city itself. MIF is very much led by the artists who appear in it, and defined by their talent and passion. We’ve tried to give our artists room to breathe, encouraging them to explore new ways of working within their fields and beyond. Manchester has long thrived on invention, innovation and radical thought, and MIF aspires to be part of that tradition. A festival such as this is an adventurous endeavour, and I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to the organisations featured to the left and overleaf for their increased commitment, collaboration and belief. My thanks also go to all the artists who have devoted their talents and their time, and to MIF’s exceptional team for their dedication and hard work in bringing you the second Manchester International Festival. I hope you enjoy it. Alex Poots Festival Director

Cover image: concept Gustav Metzger, design Peter Saville, photo Karen Wright Photo Alex Poots © Liz Lock & Mishka Henner


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Contents Events It Felt Like a Kiss Kraftwerk/Steve Reich Marina Abramovic´ Presents… JS Bach/Zaha Hadid Architects Everybody Loves a Winner Antony and the Johnsons Flailing Trees The Manchester Report Procession by Jeremy Deller Elbow and The Hallé Carlos Acosta Prima Donna End of the Road The Great Indoors De La Soul Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed MIF Creative Festival Site Same Teens Amadou & Mariam and the Beating Wing Orchestra The Durutti Column: A Paean to Wilson True Faith: a Celebration of Manchester-Made Talent Festival Pavilion Festival Feast Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation/MIF Procession: An Exhibition The Real Book North West Band

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Tickets & Information Festival City / Become a Festival Friend Visit Manchester Visit England’s Northwest Volunteering Festival Team & Acknowledgements How to Book Venue Information & Map Festival Calendar

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It Felt Like a Kiss Punchdrunk, Adam Curtis, Damon Albarn

Thu 2 – Sun 19 July

It Felt Like a Kiss tells the story of America’s rise to power in the golden age of pop, and the unforeseen consequences it had on the world and in our minds. Beginning in 1959, the show spotlights the dreams and desires that America inspired during the ’60s, when the world began to embrace the country and its culture as never before. But as this daring production unfolds across five floors, blending music with documentary and the disorientating whirl of a fairground ghost train, the audience is forced to face the dark forces that were veiled by the American dream – a dream that ultimately returns to haunt us all. It Felt Like a Kiss is created by renowned BBC filmmaker Adam Curtis and director Felix Barrett of groundbreaking theatre company Punchdrunk, with original music composed by Damon Albarn and recorded perfomance by the Kronos Quartet.

Venue Hardman Square, Spinningfields www.mif.co.uk Dates Every day except Mondays Tue, Wed, Thu First entry: 5pm Last entry: 9pm Fri First entry: 5pm Last entry: 11pm Sat First entry: 4pm Last entry: 11pm Sun 5 & 12 July First entry: 2pm Last entry: 9pm Sun 19 July First entry: 11am Last entry: 4pm Previews Tue 30 June and Wed 1 July Times will vary. Tickets £25 Previews £10 Duration 75 mins (no interval) Age Suitable for 16yrs+ Please note The audience will be admitted in groups of 8, every 10 minutes. This is a promenade, walk-through production.

Thanks to Allied London for the use of their venue in Spinningfields.

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and the BBC. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Punchdrunk.

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Please wear suitable footwear. This show is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition. Production contains strobe lighting and theatrical smoke.

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Kraftwerk Special guest Steve Reich

Thu 2 July

The Festival is proud to present two true pioneers of modern music: German electronic wizards Kraftwerk and dynamic American composer Steve Reich, joining forces for this unique show at the stunning Manchester Velodrome. Kraftwerk have spent the last four decades as one of the most influential bands in pop history. The group will be returning to Manchester for the first time since their near-legendary concert at the Apollo in 2004, and will be performing a two-hour set drawing on their entire catalogue.

Dates Thu 2 July 7.30pm Tickets £35 / £15 concs (ltd avail) Duration 160 mins inc one interval Please note The Velodrome is a 10 min bus or car journey from Piccadilly Gardens. Please follow road signs for the National Cycling Centre.

© Jeffrey Harmann

This exclusive event will feature the world premiere of Steve Reich’s 2x5. Commissioned by the Festival, it will be directed by the composer and performed by New York’s Bang on a Can.

Venue Manchester Velodrome www.manchestervelodrome.com

Produced by Manchester International Festival. Steve Reich 2x5 commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Casa da M¯usica, Porto.

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Marina Abramovic´ Presents…

Fri 3 – Sun 19 July

Following the iconoclastic Il Tempo del Postino in 2007, MIF returns to the crossroads of visual art and performance, inviting world-renowned artist Marina Abramovic´ to curate an epic group show featuring some of the most innovative live artists working today. For this groundbreaking event, the Whitworth has emptied every gallery space in order to create room for this unique work to develop and breathe. The show will begin with an hour-long performance initiation with Marina Abramovic,´ leading up to a series of extraordinary encounters between artists and audience. Quite unlike anything staged before in the UK, this will be a provocative and visceral experience. Featuring: Marina Abramovic, ´ Ivan Civic, Nikhil Chopra, Amanda Coogan, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Yingmei Duan, Eun Hye Hwang, Jamie Isenstein, Terence Koh, Alastair MacLennan, Kira O’Reilly, Melati Suryodarmo, Nico Vascellari, Jordan Wolfson Tehching Hsieh will be in attendance for the opening weekend. In Conversation Sun 5 July 11am-12.30pm Marina Abramovic´ and Gustav Metzger (see pg 14) interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist in the Whitworth Art Gallery. Free: advance booking not required. Symposium Sun 12 July A one-day symposium led by Marina Abramovic´ with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Maria Balshaw. Booking required: please see www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

Venue Whitworth Art Gallery www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk Dates Wed – Fri 7pm - 11pm Sat & Sun 2pm - 6pm Mon & Tue Young people’s viewing, by invitation only Admission FREE Advance booking essential. To reserve a place, go to www.mif.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk Duration 4 hrs Age Suitable for 11yrs+ There is some nudity in this event Please note The event will start promptly at the times stated above. Due to the nature of the event, late-comers cannot be admitted. Over the first weekend, Yang Fudong will be making a documentary of the exhibition. By attending you give your consent to be filmed and included in the documentary. The Whitworth Art Gallery will be open 10am to 5pm each day when performances are not taking place for visitors to explore the empty spaces. A video documentary of the exhibition will be exhibited at the gallery from 1 Aug - 7 Sep 2009.

Concept by Marina Abramovic´ with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Maria Balshaw

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and the Whitworth Art Gallery.

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Š Marco Anelli


JS Bach / Zaha Hadid Architects Piotr Anderszewski, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alina Ibragimova

Fri 3 – Sat 18 July

The solo works of Johann Sebastian Bach are beautiful and audacious, striking and sensual. The same can be said for the remarkable creations of Zaha Hadid, one of the most artistic and forward-thinking architects of her generation. In response to Bach’s music, Zaha Hadid Architects has created an extraordinary new chamber music hall, which will be installed within Manchester Art Gallery for the duration of the Festival. Across a series of nine concerts, three internationally acclaimed musicians will perform Bach’s solo instrumental works in this unique, intimate space. The aim: to create a near-perfect environment for the audience to experience some of the world’s most beautiful chamber music. A union of two true originals, three centuries apart. Piotr Anderszewski solo piano Jean-Guihen Queyras solo cello Alina Ibragimova solo violin Zaha Hadid Architects Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Venue Manchester Art Gallery www.manchestergalleries.org Dates Piano: Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5 July 7.45pm Cello: Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12 July 7.45pm Violin: Wed 15, Fri 17, Sat 18 July 7.45pm Tickets £28.50 / £12.50 concs (ltd avail) Duration Approx 110 mins inc one interval Age Recommended for 8yrs+ Please note Capacity to the evening concerts is strictly limited.

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Students from Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and Chetham’s School of Music will perform at 1pm every day throughout the Festival. For full details see www.mif.co.uk from mid-May. Daytime entry to the installation is free. It will be open for viewing 4 July – 31 Aug, Tue – Sun (and Bank Holiday Mon) 10am - 5pm.

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation and Holland Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.

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Š Zaha Hadid Architects


Everybody Loves a Winner Neil Bartlett, Simon Deacon & Struan Leslie

From Fri 3 July

You have got to ask yourself, haven’t you, love? Hope – does it have a number?

Transforming the iconic Royal Exchange into a working bingo hall for the occasion, Everybody Loves a Winner tracks a group of twenty players through their night out. From the doors opening for the early session to the lights going out at the end of another cheerfully wasted evening, it’s all here: the cheap jokes, the unspoken thoughts, the empty handbags and the sheer disbelief… There’ll be plenty of laughs, several broken dreams, a spot of dancing – and the chance to play for the top cash prize of the evening. So, ladies and gentlemen, ask yourself – are you feeling lucky? Are you? Cast includes Sally Lindsay and Ian Puleston-Davies

Venue Royal Exchange Theatre www.royalexchange.co.uk Dates Wed 1 July Thu 2 July Fri 3 July Sat 4 July Mon 6 July Tue 7 July Wed 8 July Thu 9 July Fri 10 July Sat 11 July Mon 13 July Tue 14 July Wed 15 July Thu 16 July Fri 17 July Sat 18 July * Previews

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Performances continue until 1 August 2009

Writer and Director Music Movement Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer

Neil Bartlett Simon Deacon Struan Leslie Miriam Buether Chris Davey Steve Brown

Tickets £8.50 – £29 Concessions available - please see Royal Exchange website Duration Approx 110 mins inc one interval Age Recommended for 14yrs+ Please note that the bingo game featured in the show may only be played by those aged 18 and above. Access Audio-described performance Sat 18 July 4pm BSL-interpreted performance Sat 1 Aug 4pm

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and the Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Antony and the Johnsons Manchester Camerata, Paul Normandale

Fri 3 & Sat 4 July

A genuine one-of-a-kind performer, Antony Hegarty shot to fame in 2005, when I Am A Bird Now beat a host of big names to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Since then, the Chichester-born, New York-based singer with the extraordinary voice has collaborated with everyone from Lou Reed to Manhattan dance collective Hercules & Love Affair, before returning this year under his own name with The Crying Light, a breathtaking record about love, loss and the environment. Exclusively for the Festival, Antony is returning to his homeland for a pair of special concerts. The singer will be joined by the 36-piece Manchester Camerata, performing new arrangements by New York composer Nico Muhly of songs from across his career and beyond. And it will all take place in the beautiful Manchester Opera House, transformed for the evening by acclaimed lighting designer Paul Normandale. Book early or miss out on an unforgettable night.

Venue Opera House www.manchesteroperahouse.org.uk Dates Fri 3 & Sat 4 July 8pm Tickets ÂŁ15, ÂŁ32.50 Duration 110 mins inc one interval Please note Antony and the Johnsons will be on stage at 8pm

Produced by Manchester International Festival.

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Flailing Trees Gustav Metzger

Fri 3 — Sun 19 July

Walking or driving the same streets every day, many of us take our surroundings for granted. Artist Gustav Metzger will be challenging this sense of security with Flailing Trees, an arresting and poignant new piece of public art that will stand in the Manchester Peace Garden for the duration of the Festival. Flailing Trees comprises 21 inverted willows, a subversion of the natural order that brings nature and the environment into sharp focus. With flourishing branches replaced by dying roots, the sculpture is both a plea for reflection and a plaintive cry for change, and is sure to provide a catalyst for debate. The Festival is delighted that the Whitworth Art Gallery is acquiring this work for its permanent collection. After the Festival, Flailing Trees will be sited in the Gallery grounds for continued free public viewing.

Venue Manchester Peace Garden by Manchester Town Hall www.mif.co.uk Dates Fri 3 – Sun 19 July Admission FREE No ticket required Manchester Open Flailing Trees grew out of the winning entry to The Manchester Open, the Festival’s open commission call, submitted by CUBE (Centre for the Urban Built Environment) and Taylor Young (Urban Planners and Architects).

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Š Karen Wright


The Manchester Report

Sat 4 & Sun 5 July

Manchester was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, which boosted fossil fuel use and kick-started climate change. It’s only fitting then that the city should also be at the heart of attempts to solve this uniquely challenging problem. This is the rationale behind The Manchester Report, the creation of which will be overseen by Lord Bingham, one of the UK’s most highly respected legal minds. Over two days at Manchester Town Hall, prominent experts in the fields of science, business and world affairs will crossexamine advocates representing a wide range of extraordinary carbon-reducing schemes – from giant solar-power stations in the Sahara to light-reflecting white roofs. The results will form the basis of The Manchester Report, a low-carbon road map to be published at the end of the Festival in advance of December’s UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Venue The Great Hall Manchester Town Hall Dates Sat 4 July 10am – 1pm 3pm – 6pm Sun 5 July 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm Admission FREE A ticket is required due to the limited capacity of this event. Tickets will be available from 1 May; see the Festival website for details. A limited number of tickets will be available on the day, one hour prior to the session start time. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served (one in; one out) basis. Duration 3 hrs per session Age Recommended for 12yrs+ Access All sessions will be signed by a BSL interpreter.

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Image courtesy of Peter Saville with Paul Barnes and Creative Concern.


Procession Jeremy Deller Sun 5 July

Celebrate the launch weekend of MIF by lining the Deansgate mile to witness a free and uniquely Mancunian procession, created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller. For more information, please visit the Procession website: www.manchesterprocession.com ‘I love processions – as humans, it’s almost part of our DNA to be instinctively attracted to big public events that bring us together. A good procession is in itself a public artwork: part self-portrait and part alternative reality.’ Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller’s past projects have included Acid Brass, a collaboration with Stockport’s Williams Fairey Brass Band that linked acid house with brass band culture; The Battle of Orgreave, a 1,000-person re-enactment of the notorious 1984 battle between police and pickets during the miners’ strike; and Folk Archive, an exhibition that investigates British vernacular art.

Venue Deansgate, City Centre www.mif.co.uk Date Sun 5 July 2pm Admission FREE No ticket required. Come early and find your spot on Deansgate Age Recommended for all ages Duration Approx 60 mins Please note This event is outdoors and will continue come rain or shine This is an MIF Creative project - see pg 34

To accompany Procession, there will be a major exhibition at Cornerhouse. A specially commissioned film will also play as part of the show, alongside a programme of other special events. See pg 50 or visit www.cornerhouse.org for full details.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Cornerhouse.

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Banner made by Ed Hall. Photo shot from the roof of the Granada building Š Tim Sinclair


Elbow and The Hallé Orchestrated and conducted by Joe Duddell

Wed 8 & Thu 9 July

From the release of 2001 debut Asleep in the Back to 2008’s Mercury Prize, and South Bank Show Award, winning fourth album The Seldom Seen Kid, Elbow’s journey has been a remarkable one. For the Festival, Manchester’s favourite sons return to their cherished home town to collaborate with another of the city’s artistic powerhouses in the shape of the Hallé, Manchester’s own multi-award-winning symphony orchestra and the city’s original cultural icon. Over two nights at The Bridgewater Hall, Elbow and the Hallé will be playing songs from across the band’s career and beyond, curated in collaboration with Mancunian composer Joe Duddell. Trust us: you don’t want to miss this…

Venue The Bridgewater Hall www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk Dates Wed 8 & Thu 9 July 7.30pm Tickets £15, £25, £35, £42.50 Duration 120 mins inc one interval Please note Elbow and the Hallé will be on stage at 7.30pm

‘I’ve been going to the Hallé since I was a kid. They are the original Manchester band – this is a dream come true.’ Guy Garvey

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival, the Hallé and Elbow.

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Š Joel Chester Fildes


Carlos Acosta BBC Philharmonic

Thu 9 — Sat 11 July

At MIF 2007, Carlos Acosta thrilled packed houses at The Lowry with a series of breathtaking performances. Two years later, the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation returns to the city, joined by the BBC Philharmonic and a number of other awe-inspiring dancers in an exclusive programme of works both classic and modern. Following in the footsteps of such giants as Nijinsky and Nureyev, Acosta will be exploring the nature of the male muse in classical ballet. The programme includes Balanchine’s classic Apollo and Robbins’ A Suite of Dances, the latter never before performed by Acosta in public. And there’ll also be a brand new work entitled Young Apollo, specially commissioned with Salford City Council from rising-star choreographer Adam Hougland. Book early: Acosta’s 2007 shows were near-instant sell-outs.

Venue The Lowry www.thelowry.com Dates Thu 9, Fri 10, Sat 11 July 7.30pm Tickets £12.50, £15.50, £25.50, £33.50, £38.50, £46.50 Concs £12.50 (ltd avail) Duration 110 mins inc one interval Age Recommended for 8yrs+

Afternoon of a Faun Choreography Jerome Robbins Music Claude Debussy Young Apollo Choreography Adam Hougland Music Benjamin Britten A Suite of Dances Choreography Jerome Robbins Music JS Bach Apollo Choreography George Balanchine Music Igor Stravinsky Music BBC Philharmonic Conducted by André de Ridder

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Salford City Council and Sadler’s Wells. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Como No.

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Š Angela Taylor


Prima Donna Rufus Wainwright

Fri 10 — Sun 19 July

Paris. Bastille Day. 1970. Régine Saint Laurent, once the world’s most revered operatic soprano, is preparing for her return to the stage after six years of silence. But in doing so, Régine is forced to confront the ghosts of her past. Can she defeat the demons that destroyed her career, and emerge triumphantly once more into the spotlight? Prima Donna is composed by the acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and realised with award-winning director Daniel Kramer, British designer Antony McDonald, leading French conductor Pierre-André Valade, celebrated soprano Janis Kelly and the combined talents of Opera North. Composer Director Conductor Designer Lighting Co-librettist

Rufus Wainwright Daniel Kramer Pierre-André Valade Antony McDonald Peter Mumford Bernadette Colomine

Régine Philippe Marie André

Janis Kelly Jonathan Summers Rebecca Bottone William Joyner

Venue Palace Theatre www.manchesterpalace.org.uk Dates Fri 10 July Sun 12 July Tue 14 July Fri 17 July Sun 19 July

7.45pm 3pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 3pm

Tickets £12.50, £20, £32, £38.50, £42.50, £47.50 Concs £12.50 (ltd avail) Duration 2.5 hrs inc one interval Age Recommended for 14yrs+ There is some nudity in this event Please note Prima Donna is sung in French with English surtitles

Performed by the orchestra of Opera North.

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Luminato, Toronto. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Opera North. With thanks to Alistair Spalding for his collaboration and support. Developed with the support of SAM.

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Š Antony Crook


End of the Road Young@Heart, No Theater

Fri 10 – Sat 18 July

While others their age have been collecting free bus passes, the Massachusetts-based Young@Heart Chorus have been busy racking up air miles touring their remarkable collaborations with No Theater. Made up entirely of amateur singers of a certain age (the youngest 73, the eldest approaching 90), the extraordinary Young@Heart made its name by lending vitality and poignancy to the unlikeliest of pop songs. After a series of rave reviews, the 25-strong ensemble returns to the UK with a moving new show created especially for the Festival. Blending songs by everyone from the Buzzcocks to Bruce Springsteen with theatre and echoes of film noir, End of the Road is a hauntingly beautiful show about age, memory and the power of music. Director Chorus Director Musical Direction Set Design Lighting Design Sound Design Costume Design Video Design Production Design

Roy Faudree Bob Cilman Ken Maiuri Wim Van de Cappelle Harry Cole Dan Richardson Jill St Coeur Jeff Derose Roy Faudree & Sheena See

Venue RNCM www.rncm.ac.uk Dates Fri 10 July Sat 11 July Sun 12 July Tue 14 July Wed 15 July Thu 16 July Fri 17 July Sat 18 July * Preview

8pm* 8pm 2.30pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 2.30pm & 8pm

Tickets £15, £27.50 Concs £15 (ltd avail) Preview tickets £15 Duration 75 mins no interval Age Recommended for 8yrs+ Access BLS-interpreted performance Thu 16 July

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent), Rotterdamse Schouwburg, St Ann’s Warehouse (New York) and UCLA Live (Los Angeles). Produced by Manchester International Festival, Young@Heart and No Theater.

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© Jan Stenson

‘Your mouth falls open in delighted incredulity even as your throat is wrestling with a lump of golf-ball proportion. All in all, it’s the best night out of 2000.’ The Independent, reviewing Road to Heaven ‘A wonderful celebration of those who refuse to dwindle away in front of daytime TV. What do they put in their cocoa and can we all have some?’ Time Out, reviewing Road to Nowhere, 2005


The Great Indoors

Sat 11 & Sun 12 July

One of the great successes of the first MIF, The Great Indoors is back with a brand new and awfully big adventure that lasts an entire weekend. Held in the stunning surroundings of Manchester Town Hall, The Great Indoors offers a world of events and activities from a host of fabulous international performers, with plenty of opportunity for kids to get involved in the action. It’s suitable for children aged 3-11, but there’s also plenty of stuff that’ll appeal to grown-ups. What’s more, it’s all entirely free. Participating artists include: Athénor Mrs Boon’s Cakes Aletta Collins Chiswick Movie Theatre Cridacompany Logos Foundation Jon Hicks Jonny Stockbridge & Stephen Stockbridge La Manœuvre Marie-Anne Michel Martin Müller Oily Cart Ockham’s Razor So & So Circus Theatre TOF Théâtre Thingumajig Theatre Entretenidos Walk the Plank

Venue Manchester Town Hall www.mif.co.uk Dates Sat 11 July 10.30am–5.30pm Sun 12 July 10.30am–5.30pm Admission FREE Tickets required for individual events & performances with limited capacities. Full details of the weekend and how to get tickets for the various events will be available on the Festival website from 1 May. Duration Come for the whole day or just pop in for 30 mins. Age Recommended for children aged 3-11yrs. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times MIF Creative MIF Creative has commissioned Oily Cart, Ockham’s Razor, Walk the Plank and Thingumajig Theatre to work with local schools in the run up to The Great Indoors. Walk the Plank’s work has been co-commissioned by MIF Creative, the Centre for Urban Education (MMU) and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Curated by Rachel Clare for Crying Out Loud. Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

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Illustration Š Rude


De La Soul 20 Years High and Rising

Thu 16 & Fri 17 July

Since the late 1980s, hip hop trio De La Soul have been proving to audiences worldwide that three really is the magic number. Now, for their only full-scale UK shows of the year, they’re going back to the Daisy Age. Joined by special guests and a ten-piece band, the group will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their era-defining album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Venue The Ritz www.ritznightclub.co.uk Dates Thu 16 & Fri 17 July 8pm (doors) Tickets £25/ £15 concs (ltd avail)

Produced by Manchester International Festival.

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Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed The Yellow Pony and Other Songs and Stories

Sat 18 July

Performing for the first time together in the UK, American artists Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed share classic and recent works in this intimate evening of music, stories, songs and poems. The evening will draw from a wide range of their work: beat-driven improvised instrumentals, spoken pieces from their theatre works and songs and duets about love and its many cousins.

Venue Palace Theatre www.manchesterpalace.org.uk Dates Sat 18 July 8pm Tickets £15, £29.50, £39.50 Please note Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed will be on stage at 8pm.

Produced by Manchester International Festival.

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© Art Perry


MIF Creative

Building on foundations laid down in 2007, the Festival’s commitment to the local community takes a giant step forward in 2009 with the launch of MIF Creative, a major community engagement programme that aims to light a creative fire in Mancunians of all ages and backgrounds. With the help of high-profile artists and emerging local talent, MIF Creative aims to take the Festival’s theme of innovation out of the theatres and galleries and into the local community with workshops, residencies, professional development opportunities and large-scale commissions developed with everyone from local schoolchildren to shop assistants, refugees to pensioners. This inspiring series of events will run before, during and after the Festival. For more information, see www.mif.co.uk/creativelearning

Artists currently involved in the MIF Creative programme include Jeremy Deller pg 18 Amadou & Mariam & the pg 40 Beating Wing Orchestra Oily Cart Ockham’s Razor Walk the Plank Thingumajig Theatre

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Partners currently involved in the MIF Creative programme include: British Council The Birches School, Manchester Bishop Bilsborrow RC Primary School, Manchester Centre for Urban Education, MMU Community Arts North West Cornerhouse Flixton Girls’ High School, Trafford Grange School, Manchester Ladybridge High School, Bolton Let’s Go Global Lightoak Infants’ School, Salford Lightoak Junior School, Salford Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama Medlock Primary School, Manchester Melland High School, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry North West Film Archive Salford Restoration Office

MIF Creative would not be possible without the generous support of our partner organizations, trusts and foundations as listed in the front of this brochure.

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James Purnell MP, then Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Oily Cart, Blue. © Patrick Baldwin

‘There can be no clearer example of the transforming power of the arts than the extraordinary work that the Oily Cart theatre company did with special schools as part of the Manchester International Festival.’


Festival Site

Fri 3 — Sat 18 July

If you want to know what’s happening during the Festival, buy tickets for a show, check out some great local acts in an intimate venue or simply catch up with pals over a drink, head to MIF’s new home in Albert Square – the heart of the Festival. The highlight will be the exciting range of shows offered at our very own Pavilion Theatre: see the following pages for details on what we’ve got planned. Adjoining the theatre, the beautiful Festival Pavilion (see pg 46) is a great meeting place, complete with its own bar and café. There’ll be information points offering details about what’s on at the Festival, along with a fully staffed box office. And at weekends, the square will become a pedestrian’s paradise, with Albert Square Road closed to traffic. Everyone’s welcome, and admission to the site is free.

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Venue Albert Square www.mif.co.uk Dates Fri 3 – Sat 18 July 11am ’til late Admission FREE Age Open to all

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Same Teens Mystery Jets Fri 3 & Sat 4 July

The Festival is pleased to welcome Same Teens, who will be creating and presenting a pair of extra-special shows in the Pavilion Theatre. Solely for 15 to 19 year olds, the gigs will be headlined by Mystery Jets, with an array of support bands and DJ sets – to be announced soon. The whole event will be documented through XOX, Same Teens’ online fanzine, with the audience supplying reviews, photos and even interview questions for the bands. Described by Clint Boon as perhaps the most important thing to happen on the Manchester music scene since the Sex Pistols hit the Free Trade Hall, Same Teens was founded by a group of Mancunian kids who were fed up with not being allowed into local gigs and so decided to promote their own. In the space of two years, they’ve worked with big names such as Foals and Black Kids, and their fanzine has won rave reviews from the likes of Tim Burgess and Erol Alkan. For more, see www.myspace.com/sameteensmanchester

Venue Pavilion Theatre www.mif.co.uk Dates Fri 3 & Sat 4 July 7pm Tickets £5 Duration 3 hrs Age Strictly 15 – 19 years (ID required).

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Same Teens.

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Amadou & Mariam and The Beating Wing Orchestra Exodus Live Special Tue 7 & Wed 8 July

The Beating Wing Orchestra (BWO) returns to the Festival for a unique collaboration with Malian superstars Amadou & Mariam. Formed in Manchester from musicians of refugee and other migrant backgrounds coming from countries as diverse as Kurdistan and Cameroon, Bangladesh and Brazil, BWO speaks a global music vocabulary, forging new connections between the city’s rich mix of communities. BWO will be joined by Amadou & Mariam, whose terrific new album Welcome to Mali has received rave reviews and led to sell-out shows galore. MIF offers fans a rare opportunity to see the Malian duo in an intimate venue, joined by a very special group of musicians for these extraordinary concerts.

Venue Pavilion Theatre www.mif.co.uk Dates Tue 7 & Wed 8 July 8pm Tickets £16.50 / £9 concs (ltd avail) Duration 60 mins Please note The concert will start promptly at 8pm This is an MIF Creative project - see pg 34

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Community Arts North West.

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The Durutti Column A Paean to Wilson Wed 15 — Fri 17 July

In 1978, Vini Reilly’s Durutti Column were the first band signed by Tony Wilson to his fledgling Factory label. Now, three decades after Reilly’s first Factory releases and nearly two years after Wilson’s death, the Festival are proud to premiere A Paean to Wilson, Reilly’s very personal tribute to his former friend and mentor. Reilly will be joined by longtime Durutti Columnists Bruce Mitchell, Poppy Morgan and Keir Stewart for these intimate concerts, a moving eulogy to the man who defined musical life in the city.

Venue Pavilion Theatre www.mif.co.uk Dates Wed 15, Thu 16, Fri 17 July 8pm Tickets £16.50 / £9 concs (ltd avail) Duration Approx 70 mins no interval Please note The Durutti Column will be on stage at 8pm.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

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True Faith A Celebration of Manchester-Made Talent Mon 6 — Sat 18 July

Created for the intimate surroundings of the Festival’s Pavilion Theatre, True Faith is a celebration of established and emerging cultural talent, all of it made right here in Manchester. An Audience with… offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with Elbow’s Guy Garvey, actor/comedian John Thomson, and writers Jackie Kay and Lemn Sissay, all of whom will be talking about their personal and professional lives with series curator Dave Haslam.

Venue Pavilion Theatre www.mif.co.uk Dates Mon 6 – Sat 18 July 8pm Tickets £3 Duration Approx 60-90 mins

Semi-Plugged, meanwhile, showcases some of the best new bands in Manchester, performing their own material and one-off covers alongside a number of special guests. Come along and celebrate the best of the city, perhaps catching a glimpse of some of the artists who may be headlining the Festival in future years. Mon 6 July An Audience with Guy Garvey Thur 9 July Semi-Plugged: Everything Everything, Run Toto Run, The Beep Seals Sat 11 July An Audience with John Thomson Mon 13 July Semi-Plugged: John Stammers, Karima Francis, Sophie’s Pigeons Tue 14 July An Audience with Jackie Kay & Lemn Sissay Sat 18 July Delphic & Shmoo More events to be announced – see www.mif.co.uk for details. True Faith after-parties Everyone is welcome at the True Faith after-parties in the Festival Pavilion bar next door. DJs such as Ashley Beedle, Don Letts and Fujiya & Miyagi will be playing from 9.30pm until late (see pg 47 for full DJ listings). Admission is free.

Series curated by Dave Haslam.

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Festival Pavilion

Fri 3 — Sat 18 July

Located in Albert Square and designed by award-winning architects Stephenson Bell, the Festival Pavilion is the beating heart of the Festival. First and foremost, it’s a great meeting place, both before and after the shows. Alongside a bar, serving a wide variety of drinks until the wee small hours, there’ll be a café and bar menu using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. But that’s not all. Late in the evening, DJs drawn from some of the city’s best club nights will provide the sounds, occasionally joined by special surprise guests. And the best bit? Admission is always free to everyone. See you there…

Location Albert Square www.mif.co.uk Dates Fri 3 – Sat 18 July 11am ’til late Admission FREE Age Open to all Menu Details of the Pavilion menu will be available from the Festival website from late June.

In 2009, the BBC’s Culture Show will cover Manchester International Festival, documenting world premiere performances and specially commissioned projects.

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Come and listen to some of the city’s best DJs every night at the Pavilion Bar. Admission FREE. No ticket required. Mon – Sat 9.30pm til late Sun 4.30pm til late Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18

Contort Yourself with resident DJs, plus surprise guests Sweet Sensation with special guest Ralph Lawson (2020) Hewan Clarke & Dr D (Reno, Gallery, Soul Club) My Bag featuring Justine Alderman & Martin Glynn Mike Chadwick (JazzFM / Band on the Wall) Fujiya & Miyagi DJ set Phil Beckett (Radio Republic) Micron featuring guest Justin Robertson Dave Haslam & Natalie Brogan (Venus) Carry On with resident DJs, plus special guest Merka Chips with Everything DJs Don Letts (the Roxy, BBC 6 Music) Redbricks with special guest Cherrystones Development v Out of the Gloom Community featuring Irfan plus Republic of Swing Yellow featuring Dave Haslam, with special guest Ashley Beedle (X-Press 2)


Festival Feast

Sun 19 July

To close the 2009 Festival, MIF will be offering 2,000 people the chance to taste the city as they’ve never tasted it before. Several internationally renowned culinary experts will be working with chefs drawn from Manchester’s diverse range of communities to create five special dishes, which will then be served to diners at a number of sittings throughout the day. Tickets are free but you’ll need to book ahead for this great opportunity to dine with your city neighbours and Festival guests. Culinary experts include Fuchsia Dunlop, Paul Heathcote, Camellia and Namita Panjabi, Claudia Roden and Levi Roots.

Venue Festival Pavilion www.mif.co.uk Date Sun 19 July There will be several sittings; for timings, please see the Festival web site. Admission FREE Tickets will be available from 1 May; for details see the Festival website. Age Open to all.

Thanks to Paul Levy, co-chair with Claudia Roden of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

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Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation/ Manchester International Festival Sun 19 July

Š Zaha Hadid Architects

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and MIF are launching a new partnership which will explore the art of storytelling from United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt and the UK. This will start in the 2009 Festival with a free storytelling event for schools, Hakawati, in the Zaha Hadid installation at Manchester Art Gallery. The programme will evolve both in Manchester and Abu Dhabi, through a series of commissions, workshops and performances, culminating in the 2011 Festival.

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Procession: An Exhibition

From Thu 9 July

To accompany Jeremy Deller’s Procession, held on MIF’s first weekend (see pg 18), Cornerhouse will be staging a major exhibition, documenting both the Procession itself and the ideas that informed its creation. A specially commissioned film of Procession will play as part of the show, alongside a programme of other events. For more information, visit www.cornerhouse.org.

Venue Cornerhouse www.cornerhouse.org Dates Thu 9 July – Sun 23 Aug Admission FREE No advance booking required Age Recommended for 8yrs+ Please note The galleries are open Tue to Sun, times vary: see the Cornerhouse website for details. Closed Mondays.

Procession celebrating the entente cordiale between the cities of Manchester and Mézières, 2 July 1921. Image courtesy of Manchester Archives & Local Studies, Central Library.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Cornerhouse.

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manchester jazz festival The Real Book North West Band Sat 18 July

Passing the cultural baton to the manchester jazz festival which starts on 24 July, MIF welcomes this quintet of top local players for a special lunchtime concert. The group will be performing works from the Real Book North West, a celebration of the region’s best jazz composers. For more on mjf, see www.manchesterjazz.com. Andy Schofield Mike Walker Les Chisnall Steve Berry Dave Walsh

alto saxophone guitar piano bass drums

Venue Pavilion Theatre www.mif.co.uk Date Sat 18 July 1pm Tickets ÂŁ5 Duration 90 mins

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Festival City/ Become a Festival Friend

Festival City Festival City shines the MIF spotlight on Manchester, focusing on some of the best restaurants, bars and shops in town. During the Festival, there’ll be terrific deals at a range of eating and drinking venues. Shops both large and small will offer great discounts. And there’ll also be a wide variety of extra events at these venues and many more besides. Details can be found at www.mif.co.uk and in our free Festival City booklet: pick one up at the Festival Pavilion or at one of our MIF information points around the city. It’s the perfect Festival companion. Become a Festival Friend The Festival Friend scheme gives you a chance to get closer to the heart of the Festival while also contributing directly to the Festival’s future commissions. For just £20, reduced to only £10 for Manchester residents, Friends get a host of great benefits, both during the Festival and beyond it. Friends benefits include: • a Friends Card • priority access to tickets • a regular e-newsletter • an invitation to a welcome drink with the Festival Director • 10% off food and drink at City Inn bars and restaurants across the UK* • discount on programmes at selected shows • and much more besides * terms & conditions apply

For full details of these and other perks of Festival Friends, and to sign up for the scheme, head to www.mif.co.uk. The Friends card is valid until the end of August 2010.

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Visit Manchester

Welcome to Manchester, the buzzing heart of the Northwest. The compact, walkable city centre is teeming with great bars, restaurants, shops and cultural venues, which thrive all year round with music, movies, art, theatre and much more besides. And on the city’s doorstep, you’ll find acres of beautiful countryside, with the Lakes and the Pennines within easy reach. To make the most of the city during the Festival, and to book accommodation for your stay, see www.visitmanchester.com.

© Steve Coleman (Stevacek)

City Inn City Inn Manchester is ideally located in the heart of the City Centre at Piccadilly Place. To book your stay with City Inn Manchester, contact the reservation team on +44 (0)161 228 0008 or visit www.cityinn.com.

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Visit England’s Northwest

Manchester is the unofficial capital of England’s Northwest. MIF invited some Festival supporters to recommend their favourite places in the region. Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO, Cornerhouse – the Lake District The Northern Lake District is breathtaking, uniquely unspoilt and home to the famous Jennings Brewery. Amble through this majestic land and marvel at both the landscape and the wealth of independent galleries and studios. For sustenance, you can always pop into one of the many cosy pubs that lace this beautiful part of the country and you certainly won’t be disappointed. David Morrisey – Liverpool The Northwest is full of ‘hidden gems’. I am a big fan of the Gormley Men on Crosby Beach near Liverpool and I spent so much time in The Walker when I was a child that they should have charged me rent! I love the place. I spent nearly five years at the Everyman Youth Theatre in Liverpool and spent many happy hours in the Everyman Bistro. I’d hassle the actors from the theatre down there and saw some great bands. Paul Heathcote – the Ribble Valley I live out in the Ribble Valley, which I think is one of the most beautiful parts of the Northwest. At the top of Jeffrey Hill, you can see as far as Blackpool and, on a clear day, to the Isle of Man and out to Skipton in Yorkshire. There are lots of great walks, but when I was training for a marathon, I used to run here: seven miles from my house out to the Inn at Whitewell (near Clitheroe) and back. Did I stop for a drink? Only a glass of water… Matt Baker, Artistic Director of Theatre in the Quarter – Chester Chester has always punched well above its weight in terms of its cultural offer. Its beautiful streets and city walls are brought to life by its diverse festivals of classical, jazz and folk music, literature, visual art, film and media. It’s an exciting hub of cultural happenings. For more information about England’s Northwest, including details of travel and accommodation, go to www.visitenglandsnorthwest.com

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Š Paul Shorrock

Unless indicated, images courtesy of the Northwest Regional Development Agency


Volunteering

The 2009 Festival benefits from a large number of volunteers who between them provide invaluable support in areas such as admin, photography, information provision, translation and front of house. These 300 people make an enormous contribution to the success of the Festival. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new people, gain new skills, share your skills and experience and give something back to the community. For more information on the Volunteer Programme, please visit www.mif.co.uk ‘The thrill of playing even a tiny part in such a fantastic and successful Festival... the privilege of being able to give people a sunny Manchester welcome whatever the weather all make it a brilliant experience. Where can I sign up for 2009?’ 2007 volunteer

2007 Volunteers

The Festival is grateful to PZ Cussons for its support of the 2009 Volunteering Programme.

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PZ Cussons PLC, proud sponsors of the Manchester International Festival. Playing a leading role in Manchester and around the world for 125 years ÂŁ26 million innovation centre opens in Salford, July ‘09.


The Manchester Evening News is proud to once again support the Manchester International Festival. Keep up to date with all the festival coverage through our TV, print and online platforms‌

CityLife.co.uk is Greater Manchester’s leading entertainments website, packed with news, interviews and listings - at the click of a mouse, you can find details of every event and exhibition

The Manchester Evening News brings you in-depth news, previews, exclusive interviews and comprehensive reviews of all the events taking place during the Manchester International Festival

Channel M will be speaking to all the key people behind the festival, as well as the acts and exhibitors taking part. Catch Channel M on Sky 203, Virgin 878 and Free-to-air 39 or on www.channelm.co.uk


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Festival Team & Acknowledgements

Festival Board

Alex Poots Simon Mellor Christine Cort

Festival Director General Director Associate Director

Lindsey Moutrey Gemma Cowan

PA to Festival Director & General Director PA to Associate Director

Jack Thompson Emma Stenning Tracey Low Christine Gettins Kate Beard Lindy Fretwell Kerenza McClarnan Jackie Johnston Jim Leaver Billie Klinger Katie Vine Helen Gorton Sarah Rowland Dafydd Launder Ella Byford James Jepson Joe Cassar Melanie Groeber

Technical Director Head of Producing Senior Producer Senior Producer Producer Producer* Producer* Production Administrator Production Manager* Production Coordinator* Technical Coordinator* Pavilion/Festival Site Coordinator* Head of Artist Liaison* Trainee Producer Trainee Producer Trainee Producer Trainee Producer Trainee Producer

Jackie McNerney Yasmin Younis David Fox Rachel Down

Administrative Director Finance Manager Administration Manager Office Assistant

Jennifer Cleary Devina Kumar

Head of Creative Learning Creative Learning Manager

Helen Bowdur Catherine Corlett Hannah Woolnough Ian Griffiths Sarah Mansell

Head of Sponsorship Sponsorship Account Manager Sponsorship Account Manager Sponsorship Account Manager Trusts & Foundations*

Cathy Gallagher Sandra Roemermann Sapna Sanghvi Jonathan Higgs Billy Partridge Amy Stonehewer Mandy Martinez

Marketing Director* Marketing Manager Marketing Officer Marketing Officer Ticketing Manager Ticketing Administrator Festival City Coordinator*

Nadja Coyne Marie-Claire Daly

Head of Press Press Officer

Caroline Birnie Fiona Cariss

Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Assistant

Artistic Advisors

Tom Bloxham MBE Michael Morris Cllr Mike Amesbury Hans Ulrich Obrist Michael Oglesby Peter Saville Sir Brian McMaster Richard Paver Howard Raynor Andrew Stokes Fran Toms Board Observer Howard Rifkin Board Observer

Agencies Music Stiff Rowlands The Cogency Quaytickets Will Fulford-Jones Centini Marketing Manchester Arts About Manchester Calum Sutton PR The Corner Shop PR MBCPR Blue Medium

Design Web Design Marketing Box Office Copywriter TV Production Tourist Board for Greater Manchester Audience Development Agency Publicity Publicity Publicity Publicity - US

Special thanks to: Sir Richard Leese Sir Howard Bernstein Vicky Rosin Pat Bartolli Margaret Stephenson & Manchester City Council Support Teams The Festival Board Jane Luca Phil Jones Siobhan Hanley John Quilter Howard Sharrock Warren Smith Jo Houlcroft Helen Palmer Ruth Mackenzie David Aukin Tom Baker

Printed by St Ives on paper sourced from sustainable forests

The Festival Team

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How to Book Book online www.mif.co.uk or call 0844 815 4960

Booking is open! As many events have limited capacity, please book early to avoid disappointment. The Festival’s official box office partner is Quaytickets, who will be selling tickets for all Festival events. Quaytickets operates a basket function so you can buy tickets for more than one event in a single transaction. Tickets are also available from Festival venues – see pg 68 for details. Booking Fees There are no per ticket booking fees on any Festival tickets; the ticket price will be the same from all official ticket agents and venues. The delivery/ transaction charge (per booking, not per ticket) will vary depending on which agent or venue you purchase your tickets from. Access Information For detailed access information and if you would like to book a wheelchair space, please contact venues direct. This brochure is available as a downloadable pdf from the Festival website. Large print format brochures are available on request from info@mif.co.uk Signed and Audio Described Performances There will be BSL interpreted performances of Everybody Loves a Winner, End of the Road and The Manchester Report. There will be an audio described performance of Everybody Loves a Winner (please see individual events pages).

Please note: all information correct at time of going to press. However, the Festival reserves the right to change the performance in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Manchester International Festival is a registered charity no. 1113902. Our registered office is: 81 King St, Manchester M2 4AH.

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Venue Info & Map

Cornerhouse 2 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH Box Office: 0161 200 1500 www.cornerhouse.org

Palace Theatre 1 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT Box Office: 0844 847 2275 www.manchesterpalace.org.uk

Festival Pavilion / Pavilion Theatre 9 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PE www.mif.co.uk

Procession Route 12 Deansgate, City Centre Starts: Castlefield (Deansgate/Liverpool Road) Ends: Manchester Cathedral www.mif.co.uk

Hardman Square 11 Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HP Box Office: 0844 815 4960 www.mif.co.uk Library Theatre 6 St. Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD Box Office: 0161 236 7110 www.librarytheatre.com Manchester Art Gallery 7 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL Info: 0161 235 8888 www.manchestergalleries.org Manchester Peace Garden 5 St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 Info: 0161 238 7300 www.mif.co.uk Manchester Town Hall 8 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PE Box Office: 0161 234 5000 (MCC) www.manchester.gov.uk Manchester Velodrome 16 The National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester M11 4DQ www.manchestervelodrome.com Opera House 10 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP Box Office: 0844 847 2275 www.manchesteroperahouse.org.uk

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Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) 14 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD Box Office: 0161 907 5555 www.rncm.ac.uk Royal Exchange Theatre 13 St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH Box Office: 0161 833 9833 www.royalexchange.co.uk The Bridgewater Hall 4 Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS Box Office: 0161 907 9000 www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk The Lowry 17 Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ Box Office: 0870 787 5780 www.thelowry.com The Ritz 3 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ Info: 0161 236 4355 www.ritznightclub.co.uk Whitworth Art Gallery 15 The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER Info: 0161 275 7450 www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

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Festival Calendar

Event

Venue

Page

Thu 2

Fri 3

Sat 4

Sun 5

It Felt Like a Kiss

Hardman Square

2

From 5pm

From 5pm

From 4pm

From 2pm

Kraftwerk with Steve Reich

Manchester Veledrome

4

7.30pm

JS Bach / Zaha Hadid Architects (piano/cello/violin)

Manchester Art Gallery

8

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

Everybody Loves a Winner

Royal Exchange Theatre

10

7.30pm

4 + 8pm

Antony and the Johnsons

Opera House

12

8pm

8pm

Elbow and The Hallé

The Bridgewater Hall

20

Carlos Acosta

The Lowry

22

Prima Donna

Palace Theatre

24

End of the Road

RNCM

26

De La Soul

The Ritz

30

Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed

Palace Theatre

32

Same Teens

Pavilion Theatre

38

7pm

7pm

Amadou & Mariam / the Beating Wing Orchestra

Pavilion Theatre

40

The Durutti Column

Pavilion Theatre

42

True Faith: a Celebration of Manchester-Made Talent

Pavilion Theatre

44

Marina Abramovi´c Presents…

Whitworth Art Gallery

6

7pm

2pm

2pm

Flailing Trees

Manchester Peace Garden

14

All day

All day

All day

The Manchester Report

Town Hall

16

10am + 3pm

10am + 2pm

Procession by Jeremy Deller

Deansgate

18

The Great Indoors

Town Hall / Festival Site

28

Festival Feast

Festival Site

48

JS Bach / Zaha Hadid Architects - lunchtime concerts

Manchester Art Gallery

8

1pm

1pm

JS Bach / Zaha Hadid Architects - installation

Manchester Art Gallery

8

10am – 5pm

10am – 5pm

Procession: An Exhibition

Cornerhouse

50

DJs in the Festival Pavilion

Albert Square

47

9.30pm

9.30pm

4.30pm

Festival Pavilion

Albert Square

46

11am til late

11am til late

11am til late

70

7.30pm

2pm

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Manchester International Festival

2—19 July 2009

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