2016 was the inaugural year of Journeys Festival International in Manchester. The city hosted a variety of activity including; The Container Project in St. Ann\'s Square, Look Up outdoor visual arts exhibition, Pop Up theatre performances, Coffee Shop Conversations, Film Screenings, Let\'s Go Fly a Kite activity day, Burning Doors by Belarus Free Theatre at Contact and the #JourneysFest Manchester Museum Takeover. Partners included: Manchester City Council, Arts Council England, Brighter Sound, Contact, Community Arts North West (CAN), Curious Minds, HOME, In Place of War, The University of Manchester, Manchester Museum, The Rethink Rebuild Society, Royal Exchange Theatre.