Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Contact’s new season builds on its position as one of Manchester’s most innovative and experimental theatre centres.
From revolutionary inspired art to ‘sassy’ Hip Hop Christmas cabaret, check out our guide to HOME’s Autumn/Winter Season.
The Piece Hall is back with a bang. Three weekends of world-class live music, outdoor theatre and arts spectaculars celebrate the restoration and redevelopment of this historic building into an exciting new cultural and social destination.
A festival of light, one that covers the whole spectrum of performance from comedy to kids shows.
What can we tell of a man from his kitchen sink or old-fashioned cooker? A great deal it would seem judging by a new exhibition of rare, previously unseen photographs at The Lowry…
IWM North turns its attention to one of the most controversial figures in British art.
Featuring Snoop Dogg’s producer, a live video artist, plus a gospel choir and re-interpretations of Muse and Metallica, the 2017/18 season by ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ is as diverse and inspiring as ever. Discover our highlights and picks for the weeks and months ahead.
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside … this free artist-led festival of making, performance and inspiring creativity is a tip top day out on the coast.
Have a go on a trapeze, walk a tightrope, witness living toybox dolls and absorb yourself in 1920s ragtime for two special evening events celebrating The Lost Carnival’s arrival at Dunham this summer.
Get ready for some top performers, incredible food and arts and crafts galore in the largest South Asian festival of its kind in the north.
Liverpool is a city that can be read like no other as a living, breathing encyclopedia of British architecture. But how has its unique skyline been shaped, and how else might it have looked? These are the intriguing questions asked by RIBA North’s inaugural exhibition.
Way more fun than a boring old panto, The Siege of Christmas is an immersive adventure for families.
American jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is joined by three of the most imaginative voices in contemporary jazz to interpret music by Ornette Coleman’s band, Old and New Dreams.
This charismatic folk and acoustic music festival in the stunning South Yorkshire countryside has a cracking family friendly arts programme and tremendous food.
Picnics, dancing, shenanigans, capers, discos, tomfoolery and great, classic, cult and horror films in extraordinary locations. This year’s selection of films includes Pulp Fiction, The Wicker Man and Boogie Nights.