MIF are supporting artists and collectives from across Greater Manchester to host online events each month between December 2020 and May 2021 as part of Festival In My House… And Yours, MIF’s popular micro-festival series reimagined for the digital realm. All events will be free and streamed via MIF’s Youtube channel.

The programme launched in December 2020 with A Woman’s Place is in the Home, an ambitious online cross art-form event from Megan Marie Griffith, Shonagh Short, Jenny Gaskell, Justina Aina and Lowri Evans of Girl Gang Manchester. Watch again here.

Megan Marie Griffiths, Artistic Director of Girl Gang Manchester, said, “It’s been really exciting to get this opportunity and we’re so excited by all the other five groups that are presenting work!”

First in the new year (Thursday 21 January, 7pm), Simone French, Tracey Gibbs, Tom Halls and Rebecca Taylor – a group of designers, producers and performers who met following an MIF Matchmakers event – are inviting viewers to re-style, re-educate and repurpose their wardrobes as they reflect on sustainable methods to stay fashionable in The Rebels of Extinction.

Visually impaired artist Elizabeth Wainwright of Engage to Stage in Bury, presents Playing Through The Looking Glass (Thursday 25 February) – a series of online workshops on clowning, movement and theatre to bring together and showcase the talent within the visually impaired creative community.

Josh Wilkinson and Chloe Barlow of North Manchester theatre company Malandra Jacks are working with artists from Moston to host Arty Farty (Thursday 25 March) exploring what it means to be young and working class in today’s society whilst celebrating and parodying all things arty.

Black Stories Matter (Thursday 29 April), curated by Ronke Jane Adelakun and Adeola Adelakun, explores the day-to-day struggles of Black people dating and in the workplace through imagery, poetry and storytelling.

For the final Festival in My House… And Yours in this series, Manchester Urban Diggers will present MUD Kitchen ­(Thursday 27 May) – a specially curated series of streamed outdoor cooking workshops run by members of the community around Platt Fields Park.

With the creative community seriously affected by the COVID-19 crisis, MIF has been finding ways to offer support to artists and creatives based in Greater Manchester. Other initiatives have included online Remote Residencies, digital workshops, bespoke funding for music industry professionals and regular online drop-in sessions for freelancers and creatives to offer advice and build networks.

MIF has also continued to actively support and be part of GM Artist Hub, offering advice and resources to the independent practitioners, artists, and companies of Greater Manchester.


The Rebels of Extinction

Simone French, Tracey Gibbs, Tom Halls and Rebecca Taylor

Thursday 28 January 2021, 7pm


Playing Through the Looking Glass

Elizabeth Wainwright

Thursday 25 February 2021, 7pm


Arty Farty

Malandra Jacks

Thursday 25 March 2021, 7pm


Black Stories Matter

Ronke Jane Adelakun and Adeola Adelakun

Thursday 29 April 2021, 7pm


Mud Kitchen

Manchester Urban Diggers

Thursday 27 May 2021, 7pm


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