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New Order and Hot Chip announced for Bluedot Festival

They join Kraftwerk as headliners at Jodrell Bank’s summer festival, which returns 18-21 July

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Arthur Dooley: a portrait of the artist at 90

Annual Dooley Day celebrates extraordinary life through unseen pictures, talks and films

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Manchester Pride reveals move to Mayfield

Organisers have announced an all-new format for the August Bank Holiday festival

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HOME to celebrate women in film in 2019

Special year-long programme includes festivals, retrospectives and films from across the globe

2018 01 18 Queer Contact

Manchester's essential festival calendar: January to April 2019

Film, theatre, vegan, punk…and that’s just for starters

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The Ivy plan to reopen fire-ravaged terrace in February - followed by a 'Super Party'

It is understood that a patio heater started the fire in the timber-framed building on...

2019 01 02 Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi to play Gorilla

He's bringing his ten-piece Afrobeat Orchestra up for an all-nighter in January

2018 10 29 Walking With The Snowman

Missed out on a bee? Now you can buy a snowman

Bee in the City creators’ new trail features twelve giant snowmen - soon to be...

2018 12 11 Hazel Reeves Rise Up Women Credit Sue Anders Photography

Emmeline Pankhurst statue to be unveiled this Friday

Located in St Peter’s Square, the life-size suffragette will be revealed after a morning rally...

2018 12 10 Janelle Monae Photo Credit Juno Jpg

MIF 2019 - Janelle Monáe to headline opening concert at Castlefield Bowl

GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor will perform on Manchester International Festival launch night (Thurs 4 July)

2018 11 23 Albert The Puggle

Confidential launches…Dog of the Month

Fancy winning a £25 bar tab? Tag us in a photo of your furry friend...

Lightwaves Festival

15 other things to do this Christmas (which aren't the markets)

From Lightwaves to Urban Narnias, there's plenty else going on...

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Revolutionary events idea: Science and Industry Museum

Unique, iconic, innovative – it ain’t rocket science

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10 reasons why Gordo won’t be visiting Manchester's Christmas Markets

Confidential’s increasingly irritable publisher gets very grouchy this time of year. Here’s why…

2018 10 29 Bernhoft And Fashion Bruises Photo Kaja Bruskeland

15 great things to do in Manchester: November 2018

From Bonfire Night to Kinky Boots and the Peterloo Memorial - here's our top picks...

Dj Battle Decks

Manchester bar and restaurant owners to go head to head in DJ battle

Too Many Owners event will see bosses from Albert's Schloss, Almost Famous, Crazy Pedro's and...

2018 10 29 Yoko Ono Matthew Placek

MIF 2019 - Yoko Ono, Idris Alba and Skepta are first names announced

Manchester International Festival (4-21 July) will open with thousands of bell ringers

2018 10 26 Monster 35 Dale Street

Did you see Manchester's giant inflatable monsters?

Seven big and bold beasties colonised the city’s rooftops

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