This summer Contact and MIF are brewing up a storm.

We are excited to be welcoming Tokyo’s Chim↑Pom to Manchester for their first major UK project. Here at the invitation of Contact Young Curators, five emerging local artists brought together by Manchester International Festival and Contact, Chim↑Pom are building a temporary brewery in a secret city-centre location.

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 secret brewery, try the beer, check out the special events – and expect the unexpected…

Showing from Fri 5 – Sun 21 July, the location has yet to be announced and tickets will be on sale soon.

Keep any eye out here for programme and ticket information.