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2019 05 15 Dakota 5

Flashy, glam and tasteful - Manchester's new Dakota Hotel set to be a real asset

Jonathan Schofield admires this hugely impressive addition to Manchester's hotels

Bruntwood 15 11 33 Hatch Urban Narnia

Hatch to host FREE bluedot warm-up festival

‘Microdot’ will be an official family event in the city centre

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 05 09 Fighting Spirit 1

Fighting Spirit: why boxing may soon be on prescription

Boxing saved Gwen Richards from a mental health crisis - now her lessons will be...

Tio Pepe Collection

Fortify yourself – we’re off on a sherry tasting

Eat, drink, and try sherry at Lunya’s sample sessions

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 08 Mfdf Opening Night

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 – first events revealed

Book NOW for comfort food, curry collectives, Catalan cuisine and cocktails

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

We Are Lager Festival

Free lager AND tacos this Saturday? Well why didn't you say...

We Are Lager festival is throwing a free party this weekend

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...

Great Manchester Run

15 things to do in Manchester: May 2019

From the North’s biggest gaming event to a margarita rumble, it’s a busy month...

2019 4 29 Game Expo 8

The North’s biggest gaming event returns to Manchester

With over 1000 games, from Mario to Minecraft, PLAY Expo arrives this bank holiday weekend

170628 Bluedot

Manchester's essential festival calendar: May to August 2019

Four months, 30 festivals…time to clear the diary

180703 Hatch Outside Oxford Road

Things to do outside this Easter weekend - because the weather looks ace

With corking weather promised for all four days, it's time to enjoy some Bank Holiday...

2019 03 29 The Heatons The Savoy 2

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... The Heatons

In part ten of the series, Carolyn Yates heads to the four Heatons (that's 'high...

20190412 Banyan Bottomless Brunch 7 600X400

All the Aperol: Banyan's Bottomless Weekender

Three days of bottomless brunch... and other ways to let loose this long weekend

190414 Ponies

Tall trees and a small dog in the New Forest

Our base, the award-winning, mega dog-friendly Balmer Lawn Hotel, was itself built in the mid-1800s...

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