Fancy a pint?
The Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s is the unlikely inspiration for the first major UK project by one of the world’s most playful and provocative art collectives. Here at the invitation of Contact Young Curators, five emerging local artists brought together by MIF and Contact, Tokyo’s Chim↑Pom are building a temporary brewery underneath Manchester Victoria Station.*
Cholera swept through Manchester almost 200 years ago. Thousands of people were buried in cholera pits around modern-day Victoria Station and Angel Meadow – and thousands more only survived because they drank beer instead of water. Tour the underground brewery, try the beer – and expect the unexpected…
Join us for an intimate and immersive hour-long tour of Chim↑Pom’s subterranean brewery – ending with a chance to sample the beer brewed on site by the artists especially for the Festival.
In The News
Disease, death and body snatching – the dark secrets buried beneath a Manchester train station – Manchester Evening News
This event takes place at Victoria Station Tunnels
Victoria Station Tunnels, Station Approach, Todd Street, M3 1WY
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Contact.
Photo: Leslie Kee © Chim↑Pom
*Subject to licence