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One of the highlights of the Manchester International Festival is a special architectural and musical creation called Music Boxes. Specially created for children aged 6 months to 7 years, Music Boxes is made up of 78 of enormous shipping containers. It's such a clever and fascinating concept that, while amusing and entertaining herds of excited children, is also great fun for the grown-ups too.
My mum never goes to the theatre but the offer to join me at Victoria Wood's new musical play, That Day We Sang, was met with an instant acceptance: "Victoria Wood?"