Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Emma is an actor trying to overcome addiction, but what else can help her cope with life’s problems?
Head down to the world’s pottery capital to experience the cutting-edge future of one of the world’s most ancient disciplines.
Thornton Wilder’s play about everyday life is far from ordinary, and captures something eternal and cosmic.
A new set has been created by the theatre designer who collaborated on the poppies at the Tower of London for this stunning dance piece, which interrogates perceptions of ‘the east’.
Spirits of the dead take over the stage in an electrifying dance piece at the centre of this unmissable triple bill at The Lowry.
Featuring a legendary chanteuse, an exploration of science in music, a bombastic orchestra recital and a classic film with musical accompaniment, the RNCM’s Autumn Season is action-packed and offers something for everyone. Read on for our top picks.
This autumn, Big Imaginations will celebrate and showcase the highest quality theatre for children and families in over 26 venues across the North West.
The UK’s first festival dedicated to exploring and celebrating textiles and the textile industry through the eyes of contemporary artists.
A major programme of exhibitions and events reflecting on the shared heritage and historic connections between South Asia and the North of England opens across the city.
The longest-running and largest contemporary craft fair in the North returns for its 10th year, featuring a fresh selection of expert designer-makers.
The UK’s oldest arts centre – fittingly housed in one of Liverpool’s oldest buildings – is drawing its 300-year birthday celebrations to a close with a very special exhibition.
Longsight-born guitarist Aziz Ibrahim has worked with the likes of The Stone Roses, Simply Red and Paul Weller – but his own album, Lahore to Longsight, is the focus of this concert, which charts the journey of Aziz’s father from a divided India to Pakistan to Manchester, recording Aziz’s own path to self-identity and cultural acceptance in the process.
Castlefield Gallery’s new group show invites us to take a minty-fresh look at the world around us.
An exhibition that looks likely to challenge perceptions of ‘traditional craft’ in the world of today, while deepening our understanding of an old form of Indian quilting and the women behind it.
Gothic Manchester Festival is back in style this October. Goths, steampunks and assorted ‘weirdo mosher freaks’ can let their hair down with a series of film screenings, literary events and the annual conference.