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The Manchester International Festival: Tree, David Lynch at Home, Parliament of Ghosts, David Nicholls. Only You and much more

The Manchester International Festival: David Lynch at Home, controversial play Tree, Parliament of Ghosts, David Nicholls: Sweet Sorrow, British indie film Only You and much more

The Manchester International Festival is a biannual event, enveloping the city in a wide range of arts events across the genres. We'll be casting our critical net as wide as possible
Film director David Lynch has curated a series of events at the venue Home, including an exhibition of his artwork and a series of concerts
There's been controversy around the Idris ELba/ Kwame Kei Armah play Tree, but will our panel think it's any good?
An exhibition by Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama; Parliament of Ghosts at The Whitworth Gallery reclaims and repurposes everyday artefacts
David Nicholls' new novel Sweet Sorrow is a tale of adolescent/early adult yearnings framed by a Shakespeare production
British indie film Only You follows a largely-carefree couple who get together and decide to have a baby but it's not as easy as they'd hoped
And (of course) much much more from MIF

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Sarah Crompton, Katie Popperwell and Chris Thorpe. The producer is Oliver Jones

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David Lynch at HOME

David Lynch at HOME
David Lynch is at HOME for the duration of the Manchester International Festival, 6 - 21 July. 
Image: Josh Telles

Parliament of Ghosts

Parliament of Ghosts
Parliament of Ghosts is at the Whitworth in Manchester until 21 July.
Image: White Cube/George Darrell

Tree

Tree
Tree is at Upper Campfield Market Hall for the Manchester International Festival until 13 July, and then at the Young Vic in London from 29 July - 24 August.
Image: Marc Brenner

Only You

Only You
Only You is in cinemas now, certificate 15. 

David Nicholls

David Nicholls
David Nicholls' Sweet Sorrow is published by Hodder and Stoughton.

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