Thursday, 3 April 2008

Not Part Of

Since the Manchester International Festival proper was such a damp squib (taking it's cue from the rainy summer in the rainy city) it's heartening to see that Manchester's more left-field entertainment elements have embraced it in their own inimitable style, choosing to launch a fringe festival - Not Part Of - during the official festival's second outing.

In all honesty, I doubt this will draw bigger crowds that last year's festival which had empty seats in all performances (apart from Monkey - thank you the BBC) but it will serve to engage the people of Manchester in this Manchester festival, something the last event utterly failed to do.

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