The book

Manchester International Festival (MIF) has invited some of the world's greatest living artists to delight and often challenge crowds in spaces of all shapes and sizes; from disused railway stations to atmospheric concert halls. It's crossed boundaries and artistic disciplines, leapt over them, determinedly broken them down, to create unique productions that have gone on to tour the world.

Radical and unpredictable, the Festival started in 2007 and has been on every two years since. Everything That Happened is a celebration of that journey to date. With selected images from the last eight iconic Festivals, the book is a showcase of the extraordinarily ambitious work that has made MIF a landmark cultural event and will continue to do so at its new permanent home. Each image is accompanied by a reflection from an artist, a participant, a supporter or audience member capturing a unique voice and personal meditation on that moment.

Sarah Walters is a journalist, writer and broadcast producer from Manchester. For more than a decade, she was the lead cultural writer for the Manchester Evening News and CityLife, and is now focused on creating award winning documentaries and drama that celebrate extraordinary human stories and achievements, particularly in Manchester.


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Editor, Sarah Walters

Publisher, Unicorn Publishing Group


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