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Created by Chim↑Pom. Curated by Contact Young Curators.


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

  • Price
  • Venue

    Victoria Station Tunnels, Station Approach, Todd Street, M3 1WY

  • Ages
    Age 18+ (ID required)
  • Booking info

    Fri 5 Jul – Sun 21 Jul

  • Genre
Date Time
05/07/2019 - 21/07/2019
Victoria Station Tunnels
Various Sold out