Jewish Museum's city festival

Published: 22 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Manchester Jewish Museum stages its first-ever Festival of Belonging from March 7–14 featuring one-off events and nights of comedy, theatre, storytelling, films and visual arts to examine how we assimilate in new places, explore what makes us feel that we belong and question what happens when we don’t.

Taking place at different venues across the city including Manchester Central Library, where the Jewish Museum is currently in residency during its ‘wandering’ phase, the Festival is inspired by and features the stories found in the museum’s collection.

Highlights include Good Appetite with theatre chef Leo Burtin, whose ticketed event at Manchester Art Gallery fuses storytelling, food and film; comedians Shazia Mirza, Rachel Creeger and Juliet Meyers come together for an all-female multi-faith night of comedy.