It might seem as if the festival season is over in Manchester but there are plenty of things to go see and do in the Autumnal months so get the umbrellas out and go see some good stuff.
I’ll be going to see
Domestic II – 24-26th September – Word of Warning is back with Domestic II. Happening somewhere around postcode M3, the work is programmed to fit organically inside a tower block, and the audience weave in and out of the complex lives that reside there. Domestic in 2013 (pictured above) featured an immersive environment in a garage and a solo naked shower piece and is sure to be just as intriguing this year. More information will follow in early September.
Flow Salford – 25-27th September – Salford gets a bad rap, but is fast becoming a hub for contemporary art and theatre. Flow Salford seeks to represent and celebrate the area with some of its top creative residents. A mixture of new theatre and art make for a varied weekend of art. Visit the website for more details.
I’ll be listening
to Manchester Pride Chamber Music. Although Pride weekend is over, there is plenty to see including the celebration of LGBTQ+ musicians and composers over at the Anthony Burgess Foundation. Superbia, highlights and encourages a constant dialogue for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond, which brilliantly contextualises what Pride was originally created for – the equality of all. Event taking place on the 19th September, tickets available here
I’ll be eating (and drinking)
at Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Manchester Food and Drink Festival is becoming a staple in the foodie scene and features master classes from some of the best chefs in the county. Familiar favourites such as Mei Mei’s Street Cart and Viet Shack are to set up camp in festival square, with Fever-Tree’s Ultimate Cocktail Bar to keep us going until the early hours. Visit the official page to find out more.