What Is the City but the People?

Created by the People of Manchester. Directed by Richard Gregory. In association with Islington Mill. From an idea by Jeremy Deller.

This year’s Festival opens with an invitation – come to Piccadilly Gardens and join friends, neighbours and total strangers for this self-portrait of the city.

As the

working day ends on Thursday 29 June, MIF17 starts. All eyes will be on the people of Manchester as they become the opening event of the Festival.

Raised high above the pavements, a unique selection of individuals from across Manchester will walk along a runway stretching more than 100 metres through Piccadilly Gardens.

With live music from Graham Massey assisted by an unexpected mix of local musicians, What Is the City but the People? will capture and celebrate Manchester as never before.

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Blackfriars House, Parsonage, M3 2JA
Manchester
29 June , Thursday 18:30

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