Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
MJF returns this week with a fresh new look, a new festival hub location and more venues across the city than ever before.
Manchester Histories prepares to launch a major programme of over 150 events to commemorate the 200-year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. All of the essential Peterloo events in one place.
Sir Mark Elder brings the 2018–19 Opus One Series to a triumphant close with Berlioz’ best-known work, ‘Symphonie fantastique’. Also in the programme is the brilliantly virtuosic overture to Smetana’s ‘The Bartered Bride’, as well as Dvorák’s beautiful ‘Violin Concerto’.
Written by Moira Buffini, Handbagged is the sparklingly entertaining tale of the Queen’s infamous weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher.
Award-winning DC Comics artist Dean Ormston and internationally renowned pin-up artist Fiona Stephenson are curating this unique and colourful comic book art exhibition.
The Olivier Award-winning Russell Maliphant Company are set to delight Salford audiences with their much-anticipated new dance production, Silent Lines.
This immersive audio-visual show at Gorilla sees the ever-innovative Max Cooper merge his stunning electronic music with science-inspired visual art.
Now Showing Club is Manchester’s first dedicated documentary cinema and will be showcasing 50 films from Dogwoof’s back catalogue in 2019.
What does it mean to be transported into another person’s memories? Step into a new digital art commission at Storyhouse in Chester to find out.
LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 – a major programme of photography-based exhibitions taking place across Liverpool, the Wirral and Shanghai – opens this June.
Manchester International Festival 2019 is nearly upon us and it’s fair to say that we’re more than a little excited by the calibre of this year’s programme, which may indeed prove to be the festival’s strongest yet.
Dust down your tail-feathers and get out on the streets for carnival, community and an exuberant celebration of Manchester.
A twist on the usual literature festival, Altrincham Word Fest aims to kindle your own creativity by inviting some of the North West’s most talented writers to share their secrets to success in a series of hands-on workshops and events.
Free festival with interactive, behind the scenes access to world changing discovery in the fields of arts, science, languages and medicine. Walk on custard, discover secret societies and more.
Survey at Bluecoat will offer a major study of new work by early career artists from across the UK. The exhibition is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Visual Art’s 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines including film, performance, and painting.