Manchester is a cultural powerhouse throughout the year, with great theatre, exhibitions, live music and some amazing venues.
But it's that time of year again when culture in the city gets a real boost. Actually, it's that time of every two years! Manchester International Festival is back with a hugely impressive feast of theatre, music, visual arts and, of course, Festival Square where, for 18 days, you really do feel like you're on a European holiday.
In such a fantastic line up, it's almost impossible to select highlights, but these ten commissions really do show the range, quality and impressiveness of one of Manchester's most significant events.
Full information an be found on the MIF15 website.