Manchester International festival: Everyone Welcome
In the wake of the recent terrorist attack, this Manchester International Festival could not be happening at a more poignant time for the city and its people. The festival features over 60 new works from local and international artists and performers. Lemn Sissay takes us on a cultural tour as Manchester prepares for the festival with unique access to rehearsals by New Order, Shunt Collective and Susan Hefuna. As ever, the festival is hosting daring and provocative works at a time when the city is looking to its culture and creativity to raise spirits and give fresh hope.