Manchester International Festival 2011 and a mini city of shipping containers, Music Boxes, springs up at MediaCityUK, the new home of BBC Children’s Television. Some containers are miniature performance spaces, some are specially adapted recording and animation studios. And some are kitted out as interactive installations allowing the very young to explore a fantasy world of sound and music.
Following the huge success of MIF’s previous children’s programmes, Music Boxes is a musical playground specially designed for children. From jamming with fantastical new musical instruments, to opera for the under-twos, from making a DIY pop video to learning how to play the ukulele, Music Boxes is fourteen days of musical magic.