8 Jul 2023
Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2PY
Age Guidance: Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+.
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes approx.
Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access
The powerhouse composer was joined by the Royal Northern College of Music Festival Orchestra for this one-off spectacular.
Art pop? Contemporary classical? Experimental rock? Anna Meredith’s electrifying sound can’t be defined.
As a composer, producer and performer, Anna has taken the orchestral world by storm, commanding the stage; whether it’s Hollywood Bowl or the Last Night of the Proms. And, for MIF23, Manchester International Festival and the Royal Northern College of Music welcomed her for a sensational performance of Mercury Prize-shortlisted album FIBS.
Swapping concert halls for Manchester’s iconic Depot Mayfield, Anna and her band were joined by the Royal Northern College of Music Festival Orchestra for this genre-bending show conducted by Robert Ames. Bringing together contemporary classical, art pop, techno and experimental rock, FIBS was infectious, joyous and exhilarating. With new arrangements by Ben Corrigan and Robert Ames, this was music made for a giant space.
Those who arrived early were treated to a specially-selected set featuring some of the RNCM’s emerging classical/pop crossover artists, as the College celebrated five decades of innovative music-making.
Image: Gem Harris
Electronics, keyboards, clarinet, percussion, vocals, Anna Meredith
Guitar, vocals, Jack Ross
Drums, vocals, Sam Wilson
Cello, vocals, Maddie Cutter
Tuba, vocals, Hanna Mbuya
Visuals, Ewan Jones Morris
Sound engineer, Simon Hendry
Conductor, Robert Ames
RNCM Festival Orchestra
Presented by RNCM in association with Factory International for Manchester International Festival.
The full address of the venue is Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2PY
Depot Mayfield has level access, but being an old warehouse with a concrete floor, there is some uneven flooring.
Temperatures are cool inside the space.
The event was set up as a standing event, though there was designated seating/wheelchair space provision for those who needed them.
Toilet facilities were available, including accessible toilets.
Assistance dogs are welcome at Depot Mayfield. If you are bringing your assistance dog to Depot Mayfield, please be mindful that there will be high noise levels at some events.
For more information about the venue please visit Accessibility - Royal Northern College of Music (rncm.ac.uk)
Free bus services stop at all city-centre stations. Buses on these free routes are wheelchair accessible. For full details of the free bus routes, please visit the TfGM website.
Piccadilly Gardens Bus Terminal: 0.6 miles
Chorlton Street Bus Station: 0.5 miles
There are 30 bike parking spaces at Piccadilly Station, Fairfield Street, Manchester M1 2PH
The nearest accessible NCP Car Parks to Mayfield Depot are Minshull Street and Sheffield Street.
Minshull Street - 0.5 miles away from Mayfield Depot
Sheffield Street - 0.2 miles away from Mayfield Depot
The closest parking bays to Mayfield Depot are on Chorlton street, opposite Churchills Pub (7 Bays)
Chorlton street - 0.5 miles away from Mayfield Depot
For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.