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Walks During Manchester International Festival (MIF) 2015

Walks during Manchester International Festival 2015 (subject to last minute change due to illness. See above).

Every day during the Festival at 12.30pm. Meet outside Central Library.
“About Manchester” – Manchester for Tourists, Visitors, Festival Goers and … Mancunians.
* Ends at the Portico Library for refreshments (optional, but not weekends).
* Due to unforeseen circumstances we now cannot provide this walk .

New to the city or just looking to be refreshed at parts you have reached before, this is the ideal walk: a taster, a teaser, a trip through town. It’s a best of everything, taking in the old and the new, the ancient and the artful – from a hidden gem of a church to the re-opened Romanesque library; from Manchester Art Gallery, with its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, to the Gothic splendour of Manchester Town Hall. It’s the perfect welcome or welcome back to the 21st century city.

Just turn up or ensure a place by booking with (on sale from mid-April). £8 (£7 concessions).


* Every day during the Festival at 3pm. “More About Manchester” – Manchester for those who want to know a little more.

Various meeting points (see below).

A different specialist walk each day covering art, architecture, George Best, literature, Hacienda-era music, canals, Lowry, the Pankhursts, the old docks, Marx & Engels …

Just turn up.

Tue 14 July, John Rylands Library. The only full tour of Manchester’s No. 1 attraction on TripAdvisor … and the surrounding locale. Meet outside the library, 3pm.

Wed 15 July, Manchester in the Days of Newspapers. 150th birthday of Alfred Harmsworth, the greatest newspaper baron of them all. Meet outside the Press Club, 2 Queen Street, 3pm.

Thu 16 July, Old Docks…New City…Media City. Meet Media City Metrolink stop, 3pm.

Fri 17 July, The Grand Canals of Manchester (West to Castlefield ). Celebrating 250+ years of the Bridgewater Canal.Meet Malmaison Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, 3pm.

Sat 18 July, Manchester’s Formidable Women. Meet Art Gallery, Mosley Street, 3pm.

Sun 19 July, Grand Festival Finale: Canal Cruise with Historic Commentary. Meet by the water’s edge outside the Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, 11am, £18. Please book with Quaytickets.

Sun 19 July, Manchester MusicThe Hacienda Years. Meet HOME, Whitworth Street West, 3pm.