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As Nick Crowe wrote in this month’s Prospect, the lineup of Manchester’s 2nd International Festival looks “so remarkable—Steve Reich, Kraftwerk, Zaha Hadid (below), and Marina Abramovic on just the first two days—that director Alex Poots has surely made a pact with the devil.”

Having now witnessed the festival for myself, I am sure that he has. And I only sampled a few of the myriad attractions. I got a sneak preview of architect Zaha Hadid’s exquisite chamber…

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