Turley proudly supports Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival at night. Photo credit: Rob Martin

As part of our continued investment in Manchester Turley is proud to be supporting Manchester International Festival (MIF) as a Corporate Member.

MIF is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. MIF has commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists including Björk, Steve McQueen, Robert Wilson, Abida Parveen, Wayne McGregor, Maxine Peake, The xx, Zaha Hadid Architects, Damon Albarn, Punchdrunk, Elbow and Marina Abramović. The Festival is staged every two years in Manchester and is running over 18 days between 29 June and 16 July.

Stephen Bell, Manchester Office Director at Turley commented:

“The Manchester International Festival shows our city and its people at their creative best. It has put the city firmly on the global arts scene, attracting thousands of visitors and delivering significant economic benefits over a number of years.

“Supporting MIF as a Corporate Member allows us to play our part in what promises to be 18 extraordinary days of events.”   

Turley started life in Manchester in 1983 and has grown to become one of the UK’s largest independently-owned planning and development consultancies. Today our Manchester office, located on New York Street, is home to 75 of our co-owners many of whom live and work in Greater Manchester. All are passionate about their city, its heritage, culture and future development.

For further information about the festival, please visit the MIF website. If you would like to meet up with a member of the Turley team during the Festival please email joanne.whalley@turley.co.uk.

12 May 2017


About MIF

Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester. MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.

MIF brings together world-renowned artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, staged in venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. MIF works closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of these projects possible. The Festival also works widely within communities around Manchester, originally with MIF Creative and now with a new initiative called My Festival.

MIF’s Artistic Director and CEO is John McGrath, previously the Founding Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales. Earlier this year, MIF was confirmed as the operator of Factory, a new £110 million cultural centre in Manchester due to open in 2020.

MIF is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.