Also on the weekly bill for MIF LIVE is a selection of artist talks from across the Festival archives, starting with Neneh Cherry in conversation with Manchester-based DJ and author Dave Haslam at 12.30pm on Thursday 16 April. Featuring tracks ranging from much-loved 1986 single Bizarre Love Triangle to 2015’s Plastic, from the critically-acclaimed album Music Complete, this special online presentation is a rare chance to relive those magical five nights. The first will feature MIF Jerwood fellow, poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda, who has created a light-hearted response to the toilet roll shortage. The event is part of a new MIF LIVE programme of free online shows and talks. MIF Live is relaunching for the lockdown, with free livestreams, ... and then stream them for us and you online, live and for free. Over the coming weeks we’ll be giving people a peek into our archives, revisiting some of our much-loved Festival shows along with opportunities to hear some of the artists talking about their work, plus exciting new work from Manchester artists. Livelihoods of people working in the creative sector have, like the wider community, been badly hit as a result of COVID-19 and MIF has repurposed some of its existing artist development funds, to help people across the region create work digitally and online. TO BE STREAMED EXCLUSIVELY FOR MIF LIVE. The band were joined by a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music, put together especially for the shows, with Mancunian composer Joe Duddell conducting and providing the orchestrations. The show will be streamed via MIF's YouTube channel on Friday, April 17, at 7.30pm, and will be available to watch for 24 hours only. This one-night-only revival of the original live stream from the event begins with a conversation between Gillick and Manchester-based DJ and author Dave Haslam, and then joins the performance for the second half of the show. This one-night-only revival of the original live stream from the event begins with short introduction from Manchester-based DJ and author Dave Haslam and artist Liam Gillick and then joins the performance for the second half of the show. ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. was commissioned by Manchester International Festival, OGR and Wiener Festwochen, and produced by Manchester International Festival. New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. is the first show announced for MIF LIVE, Manchester International Festival’s new free online programme for audiences at home during the lockdown. It was orchestrated & conducted by Joe Duddell, and curated by Dave Haslam & Mark Beasley. "So It Goes epitomises all that's best about MIF - drawing on Manchester's incomparable cultural legacy to create something entirely its own," we wrote. saw the legendary Manchester band take over the city’s iconic Old Granada Studios, where Joy Division made their 1978 television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes programme, for a very special series of intimate performances created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick. The band were joined by a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music, put together especially for the shows, with Mancunian composer Joe Duddell conducting and providing the orchestrations. It will start on Wed 15 April, 7.30pm, with former MIF Jerwood fellow, poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda who has created a light-hearted response to the toilet roll shortage. John McGrath, Artistic Director & CEO, Manchester International Festival says: “New Order are Manchester legends with a truly global influence and we’re thrilled to be returning to this fantastic show to kick off MIF LIVE. The MIF world premiere saw New Order deconstructing, rethinking and rebuilding a wealth of material from across their career, with Liam Gillick transforming the historic space at Old Granada Studios into an immersive environment, creating a stage set that responded dynamically to the music. . "Over the coming weeks we’ll be giving people a peek into our archives, revisiting some of our much-loved festival shows along with opportunities to hear some of the artists talking about their work, plus exciting new work from Manchester artists. There will also be a reimagined version of its micro-festival series, Festival In My House, designed to reach audiences in lockdown, starting on Wednesday, April 15 at 7.30pm. Livelihoods of people working in the creative sector have, like the wider community, been badly hit as a result of COVID-19 and MIF has repurposed some of its existing artist development funds, to help people across the region create work digitally and online. Featuring tracks ranging from much-loved 1986 single Bizarre Love Triangle to 2015’s Plastic from New Order’s critically acclaimed Top 5 album Music Complete, the special online presentation is a rare chance to relive those magical five nights. The former Ajax midfielder has found playing time hard to come by at Man Utd but is highly rated at Old Trafford and in the Netherlands. Originally presented as part of MIF17, New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. saw the legendary Manchester band take over the city’s iconic Old Granada Studios, where Joy Division made their 1978 television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes programme, for a very special series of intimate performances created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick. Each week the schedule will be announced on the MIF website, Facebook and Twitter. Originally presented as part of MIF17, New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes. It will start on Wednesday 15 April, 7.30pm, with former MIF Jerwood fellow, poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda who has created a light-hearted response to the toilet roll shortage. 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Each week the schedule will be announced through our website, Facebook and Twitter. For more ideas to stay entertained in lockdown, visit our new Stay In section. This week's line-up includes a streaming of Neneh Cherry in conversation with Dave Haslam on Thursday, April 16, at 12.30pm. The show will be streamed via MIF's YouTube channel on Friday, April 17, at 7.30pm, and will be available to watch for 24 hours only. MIF Encounters – Thursdays from 12.30pm We can’t introduce you to our Festival artists in the flesh, but we can bring them into your homes via digital talks and archive discussions with some of our friends across the arts in Manchester and beyond. .” is the first show announced for MIF LIVE, Manchester International Festival’s new free online program for audiences at home during the lockdown. A new edit of the acclaimed MIF17 show at Old Granada Studios launches our free online programme for audiences at home. All rights reserved. The exclusive new edit will be streamed at 7.30pm this Friday (17 April), kickstarting the weekly release of archive shows, talks, behind-the-scenes insights and a new series of Festival in My House . Over the coming weeks we’ll be giving people a peek into our archives, revisiting some of our much-loved Festival shows along with opportunities to hear some of the artists talking about their work, plus exciting new work from Manchester artists. The shows saw the band rip up and reimagine their music, accompanied by a 12-piece synthesiser orchestra from the Royal Northern College of Music, who performed behind slatted windows in an immersive stage set that pulsed and glowed in perfect sync with the music.