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Drunk Pandemic as part of MIF 2019

Drunk Pandemic as part of MIF 2019

Even by the wild and woolly standards of Manchester International Festival, the Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s might be considered an unlikely inspiration for a project, let alone one for the first major UK project from a Tokyo-based art collective. Yet, courtesy of Chim?Pom and their MIF hosts, Contact Young Curators, here I am in a usually closed-off tunnel deep beneath Victoria Station hearing about the way cholera swept through Manchester almost 200 years ago, with so many, usually industrial, workers, dying from the deadly virus that tens of thousands were buried in deep pits on the site of what is now Victoria Station.

Read the entire review courtesy of our friends at Northern Soul here https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/review-a-drunk-pandemic-manchester-international-festival-victoria-station/

Thanks to Kevin Bourke.

Published: 12-Jul-2019 (5472)

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