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Animals of Manchester (including Humanz)

Imagine a city where animals of all kinds, including human beings, live together as equals.

Animals Of Manchester (including Humanz)

Part of MIF19

The Whitworth & Whitworth Park
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July
10am–5pm. Free

Imagine a city where animals of all kinds, including human beings, live together as equals. Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) pictures what life might be like if dogs, hogs, cats, bats and other creatures lived alongside us not just as our pets  but as our peers – our companions.

On Manchester International Festival’s final weekend, trace a trail through the Whitworth’s galleries and Whitworth Park and take part in some absorbing animal encounters. There’ll be a university where dogs do the teaching, an edible Arndale Centre for squirrels and birds, a film studio run by beetles, an interspecies family centre with rescued hedgehogs, a conference of animals led by a cow, a living memorial for extinct species, and a Life Art Library honouring animals  as artists and performers.

We’re inviting animals of all ages and species to explore this fascinating cultural experiment – including humanz…

Manchester International Festival 2019 (MIF19) begins in less than a month – but there’s still time to get involved in one of our biggest shows.

Take part in Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) at MIF19

We’re looking for human and non-human animals to help us create Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ), taking place at the Whitworth and Whitworth Park, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. Have your photo taken at the Interspecies Family Portrait Studio, graduate from the Human School by being more like a dog, or discover your animals’ unique skills in the Pets Workshop.

To find out how you can take part, click here


Sibylle Peters Lead Artist & Curator Lois Keidan Curator A project by Theatre of Research & Live Art Development Agency With Katherine Araniello, Angela Bartram, Ansuman Biswas, Rebecca Chesney, Marcus Coates, Katharina Duve, Andy Field, Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey, London Fieldworks, Martin O’Brien, random people, Benji Reid, Barbara Roberts, Joshua Sofaer, Tim Spooner

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival with support from the Whitworth, The University of Manchester.