Want to know what's on in Manchester? Confidentials has got you covered. Here are 10 things next month that are actually worth going to

2023 10 09 Bar Hutte
An illustration of what Bar Hutte at KAMPUS will look like Image: Bar Hutte

Bar Hütte

The festive party venue pop-up is returning to Great Northern Square this winter, with a second site arriving at trendy city centre neighbourhood, KAMPUS. Celebrate with friends, family and colleagues with warm winter cocktails and cosy up with a sing-along in the private karaoke hüttes. 

At Kampus, there will also be an ‘Aprés Ski Bungalow’, serving as an indoor alpine bar for walk-ins or bookings for larger groups. Foodie neighbours, Nell's and Great North Pie Co, will be on hand to provide pizzas or pies delivered straight to your table or hütte via QR code.

Where: KAMPUS & Great Northern Square
When: 6 November - 31 December
Price: £60 per karaoke hut
Tickets & more info: www.barhutte.co.uk

2023 10 09 Emma Kenny
Get inside the minds of some of the World's most prolific serial killers Image: Emma Kenny

Emma Kenny: The Serial Killer Next Door

As one of the UK's most notable psychotherapists and crime commentators, Emma Kenny will be sharing her knowledge of what it takes to create a serial killer. 

Emma will explain the complex minds of killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and John Paul Knowles. Could anything have prevented their horrific crimes, or were they simply born to kill? This show is suitable for those aged 14 and above.

Where: Stockport Plaza
When: 2 November
Price: From £27.50 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: quaytickets.com

2023 10 09 I Should Be So Lucky
Kylie fans are in for a treat Image: I Should Be So Lucky

I Should Be So Lucky: The Musical

I Should Be So Lucky: The Musical is bringing a barrage of music from pop royalty, including Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan and more. Enjoy all of Stock Aitken Waterman's hit lyrics in this storyline of love, laughter and last-minute getaways.

Where: Manchester Opera House
When: 2-25 November
Price: From £13 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: atgtickets.com

2023 10 09 Knowsley Safari Park
Unleash the magic this Winter Image: Knowsley Safari Park

Enchanted: Knowsley Safari’s Illuminated Festive Extravaganza

Knowsley Safari's spectacular festive lights are returning this winter, packed with brand new experiences as well as old favourites that previous visitors will know and love. The Foot Safari will be transformed into a festive fantasia full of colour and glimmering lights. Make memories on the new moving Rainbow Road, trek through the icy-blue Arctic Arcadia and converse with a talking tree. 

As well as your favourite wild animals in light-form, there's illuminated amusements and rides, plus Santa's Grotto for the little ones to visit. Tickets for Santa's Grotta are sold separately at £20 per child and include a Safari-themed toy plus a goody bag of treats.

Where: Knowsley Safari Park
When: 18 November - 30 December
Price: From £8
Tickets & more info: knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

2023 10 25 Hamilton
Hamilton will be at the palace theatre for three months Image: Hamilton

Hamilton at Palace Theatre

The award-winning musical is returning to Manchester, following the story of America's Founding Father and blends hip-hop, jazz, blues and rap to name but a few genres. Having won 11 Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Grammy Award, it's one you won't want to miss. 

Where: Palace Theatre
When: 11 November - 24 February
Price: From £30 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: atgtickets.com

2023 10 16 Jls
Enjoy a blast from the past, courtesy of Aston, Oritsé, Marvin and JB Image: Adam Bielawski/Wikimedia Commons

JLS at AO Arena

Your heart won't Beat Again if you miss this one. Following their huge comeback tour in 2021, 00s boyband JLS are back on the road with a whopping 29-date tour. 

Making a pitstop in Manchester, fans of Aston, Oritsé, Marvin and JB can expect to hear all their favourite hits including One Shot, Everybody In Love and Eyes Wide Shut. Tickets are currently on sale, with VIP packages available.

Where: AO Arena
When: 2 November
Price: From £74.75 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: ao-arena.com

2023 10 09 Manchester Art Fair
'Siamese Dali' by Victoria Coleman Image: Manchester Art Fair

Manchester Art Fair

Enjoy a diverse mix of acclaimed galleries and independent artists' best works all under one roof. On 17 November, Manchester Central will be transformed to showcase all things art. 

Expect three days of artist talks, panel discussions, live performances and installations as well as the opportunity to buy original pieces to take home with you. Manchester Art Fair will blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary. 

Where: Manchester Central
When: 17-19 November
Price: From £10
Tickets & more info: www.manchesterartfair.co.uk

2023 10 11 Old Trafford Pitch
Watch the home teams go head-to-head at the women's derby Image: Confidentials

Manchester United Women V Manchester City Women

It's the women's derby on Sunday 19 November, with Manchester United Women hosting bitter rivals Manchester City Women at Old Trafford. Having won the fixture last season, United will be hoping for more of the same as Marc Skinner's side also look to break the high attendance record of 30,000.

Wrap up warm and don your favourite side's colours, it's going to be a big 'un. 

Where: Old Trafford
When: 19 November
Price: From £15
Tickets & more info: tickets.manutd.com

2023 10 11 Mc Fly Chewton170722 25 Of 106 52225344216
Talk about nostalgia... Image: Raph_PH/Wikimedia Commons


Another nostalgic gig you won't want to miss. 

Join Tom, Danny, Harry and Dougie as they return to the stage with their seventh album. Promising to be bigger and bolder than ever, McFly have come a long way since Five Colours in Her Hair - though we're sure that track will make an appearance, too. Expect an 'all-out celebration of rock music in all forms'. 

This concert was originally meant to take place on Sunday 19 November, so if you've already bought your tickets they will still remain valid. 

Where: Victoria Warehouse
When: 16 November
Price: From £47 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: ticketmaster.co.uk

2023 10 16 Pumpkins
There'll be no rotting pumpkin corpses around here... Image: Ylanite Koppens/Pexels

Pumpkin waste demo with Bounceback Food

Got left over pumpkins from Halloween? Unsure what to do with them? Don't worry, the team at Bounceback Food are sharing some ingenious ways to use up all that pulp. 

Simply book your free tickets on Eventbrite and bring along any pumpkin waste you have left over from Halloween in a container and find out how to repurpose it. Don't worry if you haven't got any to bring with you, there'll be plenty to go round at this demo.

Where: 1 Central Way, Altrincham
When: 1 November 
Price: FREE  
Tickets & more info: eventbrite.co.uk

2023 10 09 Rare Finds Flea
Gadgets and gismos await Image: Syndikat

Rare Finds Flea Market Stockport

Join Rare Finds Flea Market at Syndikat on Stockport's Great Underbank between 12-5pm and enjoy an afternoon of browsing through antique trinkets, unique thrifts and rare gems from a community of vintage traders and local businesses. 

Find that signature piece for your cabinet, or an extra special Christmas gift for your loved ones. There's furniture, fashion, art and more to discover.

Where: Syndikat
When: 5 November
Price: £1
Tickets & more info: rarefindsflea.com

2023 10 25 Rhs Glow
Enjoy a spectacular light show Image: RHS Garden Bridgewater

RHS Glow

Fun for all the family; RHS Glow transforms RHS Garden Bridgewater into a spectacular display of lights. Follow the Glow Trail and see how beautiful the gardens look by nightfall. RHS Glow is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 15 November to 30 December and tickets must be booked in advance.

Where: RHS Garden Bridgewater
When: 15 November - 30 December
Price: From £4.45
Tickets & more info: rhs.org.uk 

Know of anything interesting coming up? Let me know on Twitter: @Harley__Young or drop me an email: harleyy@confidentials.com

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