Discover fantastic things to do in Manchester and the North – from cinema, concerts, art exhibitions and theatre to outdoor family events and sizzling spoken word.Our top picks
Get down to Contact this Saturday as it is transformed into a family friendly creative paradise. Fly a virtual kite in spectacular settings across the world, DJ, dance and draw on the windows.
Master of transformation Kathryn Hunter brings to life an extraordinary fable of corruption, avarice and the collapse of absolute power.
The annual Humanities in Public Festival enjoys a strong reputation for its city-wide programme of events – and over 7,000 regular attendees.
An exhibition focusing on the work of Tracey Emin and William Blake to reveal surprising links between the two artists.
The team behind DM16 celebrate design in cinema with a terrific short season of films each introduced by an industry expert.
in Khan we’ve got a real master of the craft. Pair him up with the immaculate dancers of the English National Ballet and it is hard to see what could go wrong
Join poet, author and MBE Lemn Sissay as he closes this year’s Black & Asian Writers Conference.
Aimed at both fans and creators of comic art, young and old, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK and, for a fourth year, takes over the Cumbrian town of Kendal for a weekend.
A major new outdoor arts spectacular for one week only this autumn is set to reveal the incredible natural super powers of some of the Zoo’s mysterious and endangered nocturnal animals.
Enter the world of Harry Potter and experience a family afternoon tea like with Roger Highfield, author of The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works followed by a screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.