For the past eight years Sounds From The Other City has brought some extra special performances to the city with a series of one-off show with musicians from the world-famous BBC Philharmonic.
Since moving to its new home at MediaCity Salford in 2010, the orchestra has held a cherished partnership with the festival, bringing an ensemble of musicians each year to work together with artists including the experimental-contemporary group Ex-Easter Island Head, and composer and multi-instrumentalist Laura Cannell.
This time around the festival has partnered them with composer Laura Bowler and artist Rachel Goodyear to create a unique audio-visual project in Salford Cathedral. Developed over three months, with support from Salford’s iconic Working Class Movement Library, the piece takes its starting point from the women’s suffrage movement and the centenary of advancement in women’s right to vote in the UK.
As with all the festival’s one-off specials you’ll need to be quick to get an add-on ticket for this one (free and available on a first-come first-served basis) – you don’t really won’t want to miss it.