Next month see’s the launch of the Manchester International Festival 2013 and Manchester’s Albert Hall throws open it’s doors to host some of the live events, that form part of the festival.
The Albert Hall was originally built as a Wesleyan chapel and although part of the hall was open until as recently as 2011, as a bar and night club, the first floor chapel has been closed and left unchanged, since 1969.
Now acquired by Trof, it is due to be refurbished and re-opened in 2014 as a bar and venue, but until then audiences will be treated to it’s baroque splendour, when attending some of the events held as part of MIF 2013. Myself and Mr B will be lucky enough to take in the glory of the horse shoe shaped seating, vaulted ceiling and stained glass when we go and see Goldfrapp play their new album live on 18th July. For a full list of events held at The Albert Hall, visit their website. Other MIF events are held throughout the city.
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