Inflatable fun for Manchester festival

Published: 2 July 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Yayoi Kusama’s spectacular inflatables

Manchester International Festival returns until July 16 with new work from artists including Ryan Gander, Maxine Peake, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tino Sehgal and Juan Mata, and music from John Grant, Angélique Kidjo, Alison Goldfrapp and more.

A major exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s spectacular inflatables forms a centrepiece of the festival and offers the first opportunity to explore the new home of Factory International, recently renamed Aviva Studios, ahead of its official opening in October.

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  • They - Kay Dick, adapted and co-created by Maxine Peake, Sarah Frankcom and Imogen Knight. (Factory International for Manchester International Festival)
  • The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions - Music by Philip Venables, text by Ted Huffman (Factory International for Manchester International Festival)
  • untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play - Kimber Lee (Royal Exchange Theatre, Factory International for Manchester International Festival, Young Vic and Headlong)

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