Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Wonder Women 2018 is a special edition of Manchester’s annual radical feminist festival, marking 100-years since some women first won the right to vote in Britain with a city-wide programme of art, culture and debate.
Queer Contact Festival returns for its tenth year, celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender arts and culture in Greater Manchester.
Four gifted local musicians combined to perform music on the edge: featuring string quartets by Purcell, Beethoven, Janáček and Górecki. Now The Stoller Hall’s Ensemble in Residence, Manchester Collective hosts this and three other concerts at the venue in this season alone.
LAST CHANCE. Until very recently, Alina Szapocznikow remained a relatively overlooked figure outside of Poland. Today she is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century, and is about to receive her first major UK retrospective at The Hepworth in Wakefield.
A once-in-a-lifetime look at one of the largest collections of robots together. A mind-bending, 500 year journey to being human in a robotic world.
Pianist Kathryn Stott – a resident of Manchester and a longstanding friend of the BBC Philharmonic – performs Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis.
Shake off those January blues, get wrapped up and check out the North West’s best-emerging theatre-makers.
THIS WEEKEND. Live classical music and art combine to demonstrate how music can be one of the most incredible ways of telling a story. One of the best introductions to the joys of live music we can think of.
Laugh, gasp in awe, “ride the wind and dream” in this modern spectacle that aims to bring to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen.
Anarchic, alien and awesome, Grand Finale is a dance piece more monumental than anything else around.
‘Outsider’ artist Peter Hodgson receives his first gallery retrospective with a show that speaks to a society in search of more ‘holistic’ ways of living and sustainable routes forward.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Jeff Tweedy performs ‘re-imaginings’ of songs through throughout his career, with Wilco, Golden Smog and Loose Fur, to mark the beginning of his retrospective series, the Loft Acoustic Sessions.
Revolt & Revolutions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park looks set to offer an inspiring start to 2018.
The first major retrospective of work by the radical Manchester artist and feminist campaigner, Annie Swynnerton, opens in nearly 100 years at Manchester Art Gallery.
When a hip, egocentric fashion photographer discovers he might have unwittingly captured a murder whilst taking pictures in the park, his obsessive investigations lead him into a web of intrigue and conspiracy that runs through swinging London.