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Marta Minujin Big Ben Lying Down With Political Books At Piccadilly Gardens In Manchester As Part Of Manchester International Festival

Manchester Festival Calendar: July 2021

Craft beer, comedy and an Indian Summer, there are festivals galore this July

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The Bowdon Rooms: A rich past and a bright future

Confidentials chats to owners Edward and Anthony about Cheshire’s most exciting new venue

Illustrated Festival Map For Hope Mill Theatres Indie Arts Festival Hope Fest In Ancoats Manchester

A three-week indie arts fest is coming to Ancoats this summer

Hope Fest will bring a programme of arts and culture events to Electric Park in...

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Top things to do in Manchester: April 2021

Drive-in festivals, the return of Queer Contact and a ‘Last Big Night In’

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Top things to do in Manchester: March 2021

From International Women’s Day to virtual reality and more festivals than you can shake a...

2020 10 02 Manchester Science Festival 1

Top things to do in Manchester: February 2021

Chinese New Year, Manchester Science Fest, Valentine’s and more…

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Hulme Hippodrome could become a Manchester music museum - but it’s at-risk

Empty and decaying, the former theatre is up for auction. An ambitious campaign group want...

2020 12 08 The Charlatans

Top things to do in Manchester: January 2021

Despite lockdown, we’ve got festivals and fun galore...

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The ultimate guide to Christmas 2020 events in Manchester

From online plays and parties to light festivals and drive-in cinemas, we’ve got something for...

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Want Clint Boon to DJ for you in lockdown? Virtual venue offers exclusive ‘backstage’ experiences

From comedy with Josie Long to quizzes with Rufus Hound, SocialEyes has an event for...

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Manchester performing arts - what’s reopening when?

An updated list of theatres, comedy and music venues

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Fans raise thousands for Frog and Bucket after funding controversy - but why was its bid rejected?

We talked to MD Jessica Toomey about comedy’s fight for recognition

2020 06 29 Home Reopening

Manchester arts and culture - what’s reopening when?

An updated list of museums, galleries, cinemas, libraries and performance venues

2019 10 02 Halloween In The City Monster 2

Top things to do in Manchester: October 2020

From inflatable monsters to bowling alleys and beer - time to fill that diary

2019 09 09 Heritage Open Days

Top things to do in Manchester: September 2020

From gin cinemas to dinosaurs and festivals galore, it’s looking lively…

2020 07 07 Lowry Light It In Red

Manchester turns ‘emergency red’ in plea for live events sector

The ‘red alert’ followed a powerful city centre march, featuring 2000 industry workers

2020 08 03 Electric Playbox

Top things to do in Manchester: August 2020

From new attractions to virtual festivals - there's no need to let lockdown spoil the...

2020 07 03 Royal Exchange Missing Live Theatre Campaign

A lifeline at last - £1.57 billion rescue fund for theatres and music venues

With performing arts on the brink of collapse, the government has finally stepped in to...