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From July 2, Manchester hosts 18 days of new work by some of the world's leading artists - with music, art, and performance premieres of every kind.

Find out how you can keep up with the latest coverage of the second Manchester International Festival on the BBC:


The Culture Show logo

The Culture Show (7pm Wednesdays, BBC Two) starts its new summer run with three programmes from the Manchester International Festival on the 8th, 15th, and 22nd July.

In the first show, the programme goes behind the scenes with Jeremy Deller, the artist behind Procession and interviews Kraftwerk and Elbow's Guy Garvey.

Presented by Mark Kermode and Lauren Laverne.

North West Tonight (6.30pm, weekdays, BBC One) will be covering some of the major events as they happen including Procession, Elbow and the Hallé and Everybody Loves a Winner.

Reporter Stuart Flinders interviews some of the key players including German artist Gustav Metzger who created Flailing Trees.


BBC Radio Manchester logo

There will be extensive coverage of MIF on BBC Radio Manchester with a special three-hour late show each weekday night during the festival offering reviews straight after they finish plus interviews and other features throughout the day.

Presenter Sam Walker will present the late night MIF Show (10pm - 1am)

Radio 4's main arts programme Front Row is also featuring MIF on Friday 3 July.

Presenter Mark Lawson will be talking to Rufus Wainwright about his opera Prima Donna and film maker Adam Curtis about It Felt Like A Kiss.


The BBC Manchester website bbc.co.uk/manchester will offer all the best reviews, interviews and MIF videos to watch or listen again.

All the content will be available via a clickable interactive map of Manchester showing the MIF venues in the Arts & Culture section.


BBC Big Screen in Manchester

The BBC Big Screen in Exchange Square will be keeping passers-by up-to-date with a daily MIF bulletin.

The Screen will also re-run items shown on North West Tonight and the Culture Show.


The best content and video clips from MIF will be versioned for the BBC Mobile platform, some of which will also be 'bluecast' via Bluetooth.

BBC MIF on Twitter

For the inside track on the festival, you can follow @BBC_MIF on Twitter.

BBC journalists, producers and presenters will all be using the @BBC_MIF Twitter account to keep you updated about the latest festival events.

We'll be tweeting from behind the scenes at the festival and passing on links to great festival coverage from the BBC and beyond.



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