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2019 05 15 Weavers Factory Gift Shop Tim Simpson Photogrpahy

The Weavers Factory: the new Manchester gallery with a remarkable story

Artist Joan Charnley bequeathed her house to her neighbours…with one dying wish

2019 05 13 Bluedot Earth

bluedot goes green with new environment programme

From speakers like Extinction Rebellion to discounts for those who cycle, the Jodrell Bank festival...

2019 08 05 Weekend Of Words

New literary festival announced for Victoria Baths

Weekend of Words launches at the Grade II* listed water palace on Friday 7 June

2019 05 03 Afflecks Jody Hartley 4

Go behind the scenes of Afflecks in new ‘secrets’ tour

From ghostly stairwells to hidden histories, explore Manchester’s iconic emporium as never before

Tenancy Project 2

Tenancy by Quarantine: 'a theatre project like no other I’ve ever encountered'

No rebellious squat set-up, Lucy Tomlinson has a profound experience in this unconventional Salford arts...

The King And I 2 Johan Persson 4

‘Melody, yearning and humour’ - The King and I, Opera House, reviewed

A British governess, a Thai King and a true story of forbidden love…Joan Davies enjoys...

02 Ret West Side Story Gabriela Garcia Maria Andy Coxon Tony Image Richard Davenport Of The Other Richard

‘A risk that’s paid off’ - West Side Story, Royal Exchange, reviewed

With New York grit and Mancunian swagger, this bolshie reinvention works a treat

Mark Ball Mif

'What does MIF do best? Those projects that are wonderfully indefinable' - Mark Ball, creative...

David Blake discusses The Factory, artistic ambition and the city's growing cultural clout with Manchester...

2019 04 10 Hair Musical Johan Persson 1

‘A few bum notes...in more ways than one’ - Hair, Palace Theatre, reviewed

It has nudity, tribe vibes and audience stage parties. But does this hippy classic still...

2019 03 18 Pankhurst Centre Sylvia Pankhursts Laptop

The Curators' Choice (part 2): Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From an Egyptian coffin to the earliest photo of Manchester, we asked museums region-wide to...

2019 04 08 Modernist Gallery

March of the Modernists - a new design and architecture gallery for Manchester

The Modernist Society is crowdfunding to open a new gallery - in exchange for ‘modernist’...

170619 Manchester Day 2017 Mwp Jun17 C1854

10 out of 10 - Manchester Day is back

And it’s entering double figures with a bang on 23 June…

2019 03 15 Salford Museum Art Gallery Victorian Teapot 1

The Curators' Choice: Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From a self-pouring teapot to a Harrier jet, we asked museums region-wide to pick their...

2019 03 13 Digital Abstract Akinyemi Oludele

10 more Manchester artists you need to know about

From new urbanists to art activists, the local art scene is as lively as ever

2019 03 08 Burnett Post Box Royal Mail 2

Local author Frances Hodgson Burnett honoured with special post box

Featuring quotes from ‘The Secret Garden,’ it was unveiled on Princess Street as part of...

Mif 2019 Festival

Manchester International Festival 2019 - full programme revealed

Headliners this year include David Lynch, Phillip Glass, Janelle Monae, Yoko Ono, Idris Elba, Skepta...

2019 02 22 Old Bank Residency One Dish Room

Old Bank Residency - creatives occupy disused bank in NOMA’s latest project

Free workshops in a Grade II listed building and a cafe built by the public…Old...

2019 02 15 Mother Courage Thumbnail Image The Other Richard Richard Davenport

‘It had more impact in the thirties’ - Mother Courage and her Children, Royal Exchange, reviewed

Joan Davies wonders how relevant the ‘greatest anti-war play’ is today

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