Because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North are a little different. Until it is safe for culture to return in physical spaces, we bring you the very best online theatre, music, cinema, literature, art and activities from organisations in Manchester and the North, as well as the places to enjoy food and drink.
Internationally-renowned sculptor Gerry Judah presents a new body of work examining the impact of climate change upon his pace of birth.
Manchester Animation Festival moves online to present a stylish selection of contemporary British Animated Shorts films.
A Lovely Word is relocating outdoors for a one-off socially distanced special at St James Gardens and streamed live online.
An innovative digital festival showcasing performance and interactive experiences from some of the most visionary artists working in the world today.
Tate Liverpool reopens this July with a new immersive installation by Mikhail Karikis imagining the possible future of our planet.
Written, directed and filmed during lockdown, the Royal Exchange Young Company have been busy creating nine brand-new monologues inspired by the themes of human connection.
MAD Walkers (Manchester and District Walkers) are a walking group for people in their 20s and 30s looking to get out of the city and back into nature.
Darkland Radio bring an immersive and unsettling audio experience. Find a willing companion, take a seat at the kitchen table, put on your headphones and close your eyes…
Cornwall has seldom seemed eerier than in Make-Up, the vivid first feature from director Claire Oakley.
Sheffield’s Showroom presents a series of free weekly film talks from esteemed academics from both Sheffield Hallam and University of Sheffield.
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams.
In this new short fashion film, originally conceived for their final presentation as part of a BA in Filmmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University, drag queen/model/performer Banksie explores gender binaries during lockdown.
Created by composer Alex Ho and theatre-maker Elayce Ismail, this stunning fusion of music, text and visuals sees a trip to the Amazon take an unexpected turn.
Having taken place in Sheffield annually in June, this year Sheffield Doc/Fest extends its activities throughout the rest of the year – both in Sheffield and virtually.