Anyone lucky enough to be attending Manchester International Festival’s Utopolis event this week may be paying a visit to our city centre garage.
We are pleased to say that Duffy Motors is playing a supporting role in Manchester’s premier city festival, hosting Utopolis participants as they travel across the city centre.
The streets of Manchester will become a stage of immersive performance as part of Utopolis Manchester from 10-13 July for MIF19.
— Manchester International Festival (@MIFestival) July 8, 2019
Utopolis is an interactive performance that sees small groups of people exploring some of Manchester’s less well-known buildings and attractions to get a sense of daily life in the city.
Participants examine how communities, society and democracy is built from the ground up and ultimately try to answer questions about how we can build a utopian state.
Our Deansgate garage hosted the first trial run last night and we will continue hosting groups on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.
in case you missed it: here’s a roundup of me getting *ridiculously* over-excited at Utopolis last night, including the best article subheading I will ever write. #MIF19https://t.co/b5UN07aXdG pic.twitter.com/Fchjf4Rlog
— Dan Hett (@danhett) July 9, 2019
Manchester. I attended a rehearsal run for Utoplolis last night and I’ll be thinking about it for a very long time. Enlightening, scary and uplifting. The use of the city and sound are just breathtaking. Two years of planning and goes live tomorrow #MIF19https://t.co/j2KsGCaSP4
— Cath Martin (@caffmartin) July 9, 2019
Our very own Lee Atkinson was interviewed as part of the performance, with his voice playing out of a loudspeaker when guests come and visit.
He said: “I’m no actor and hearing my voice coming out of the speaker was a bit embarrassing, but we are all pleased to play a part in this great festival and welcome people to our own little garage utopia on Deansgate.”