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The second edition of Yorkshire Sculpture International – the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival – opens this summer.
Celebrate the launch of Records Of An Incitement To Silence, the new Carcanet collection by poet and cultural historian Gregory Woods, and his sixth, with a live online reading hosted by poet Richard Scott.
Join Henry Normal online every Wednesday from 14 July to 1 September as he chats and shares poems with award-winning wordsmiths from Salford’s Flapjack Press.
Manchester-based not-for-profit publisher Fly On The Wall Press has teamed up with Blackwell’s Manchester to present this showcase of three exciting local authors, David Hartley, Louise Finnigan and Tina Tamsho-Thomas, who will be reading from their latest releases.
CANCELLED: We’re thrilled that a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s fantastical story will play in the open air in Manchester this summer. Perfect.
The Portico Library presents an installation of immersive sculptural and textile works by world-renowned Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno.
British Textiles Biennial 2021 has an impressive list of headliners, including Maxine Peake, Lubaina Himid and fashion designer Patrick Grant.
Use Hearing Protection tells the story of Factory Records’ formative years from 1978-1982, when the label made waves with its innovative work in music, technology and design.
Just So Festival is back with bang for 2021 – promising a jolly knees up which is sure to entertain the entire family.
Discover the magical world of Judith Kerr’s books and learn more about the life of their legendary author in this eagerly awaited exhibition.
Brighter Sound are offering the chance for early career musicians aged 16-24 to spend a week creating, learning and collaborating with PINS.
A Lovely Word join forces with the Unusual Art Sourcing Company for two one-off specials taking spoken word outside – on Thursday 1 July at St James’ Gardens and on Thursday 5 August in Princes Park.
The shades and glades of Williamson Park will provide an atmospheric setting for this magical outdoor show.
Calling archaeologists big and small! Dino Kingdom is taking over Wythenshawe Park and promises a meander with a difference. Take in an incredible 100 towering, roaring prehistoric beasts with your little ones in this one-of-a-kind magical kingdom.
Manchester Libraries invite all four to eleven year olds to join the free Summer Reading Challenge running for six weeks through the summer holidays, until 18 September.