Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Still overlooked in contemporary cinema, women have been making documentaries on a vast range of topics since the early days of cinema. This season aims to provide a corrective.
Described as ‘immensely charming’ by The Stage, this hilarious homage to the masters of slapstick and silent comedy comes to HOME Manchester.
imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse bring a unique shot-for-shot stage recreation of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie.
Daring, fabulous and with a nautical twist for 2020, House of Suarez are back to host the ultimate battle for dance supremacy.
Visit People’s History Museum’s 2020 display of political banners from across the years – including several that will go on public show for the first time.
CFCCA presents Singapore artist Ho Tzu Nyen’s alternative ‘A to Z’ account of Southeast Asia, focusing on the region’s neglected histories.
Manchester’s award-winning Muslim Arts and Culture Festival returns for a second edition, featuring over 50 cultural events across 16 days.
People’s History Museum – Manchester’s national museum of democracy – celebrates its 10th birthday with a special weekend of events.
A fabulous three-week-long showcase bringing the best Manchester-based LGBTQ+ artists – featuring performance, music, vogue and scratch nights.
How have visions of utopia and the visual culture that helped form it impacted upon the Brexit debate? A new exhibition at the Whitworth explores.
Talking Sense at The Portico Library aims to open up a space for helpful conversations around the future of care.
The Carcanet 50th birthday celebrations continue, with a very special launch party for the spring issue and 250th edition of the poetry publishing house’s literary journal, PN Review.
Marking the 200-year-anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, ‘Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest’ at People’s History Museum takes visitors on a journey through the past, present and future of protest in this country.
Joined by celebrated violinist Liza Ferschtman, the BBC Philharmonic presents two Eastern European masterpieces and an epic symphony by Myaskovsky.
An artist who believed that we often know more than can be spoken, Edward Allington’s restaging at the Henry Moore Institute offers a poetic response to the complexity of the world.