A four-day programme dedicated to addressing the most prominent challenges of the 21st century comes to Aviva Studios later this month.

Running between Thu 22 – Sun 25 Feb, The Fête of Britain promises four days of play, workshops, people’s assemblies, talks and performances tied together by a common goal of creating a safer, fairer and better world for those we love.

From the climate crisis to the cost of living, the programme has been crafted by Hard Art – a movement of artists, musicians and others in the creative and cultural worlds including Brian Eno and Es Devlin, who have teamed up to create a new culture of participation and positive change.

Over the course of the four days, expect to see and hear from a mix of artists, performers and community groups. This includes contributions from artists Cornelia Parker, Human Atlas and Jeremy Deller, and journalist and presenter Jon Ronson.

Music comes from Commoners Choir, hip hop star Louis VI and a night curated by LOWD Sound System. There’ll also be events from Empathy Museum, Starting Point Stockport and Salford Involve, with plenty more still to be announced.

By championing community, collaboration and imagination, The Fête of Britain’s theme of ‘Come Together’ offers an open invite for all to take part and find a way out of tough spots together.

You can find more information about the full programme on the Factory International website here.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Thu 22 Feb - Sun 25 Feb, Aviva Studios ,
Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 12 Feb 2024