Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Following the sell-out run in May, Fat Blokes is ready to stage another fat rebellion at HOME this March. A pragmatic dialogue about fat queer masculinity.
Inspired by John Bunyan’s novel, Ralph Vaughan William’s opera ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ will be one of the highlights of RNCM’s Spring Season.
Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool prepares to present its blockbuster exhibition of 2019, dedicated to the life and work of the Glaswegian artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh – father of the UK’s part in the international Art Nouveau movement.
Electro-composer Shiva Feshareki comes to Salford, fresh an enormously successful 2018 where she performed at the BBC Proms and picked up multiple awards including the Women Make Music PRS Award and BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year.
The Both Sides Now International Showcase is a bold, experimental and genre-spanning evening of new music created as part of a cross-European collaboration.
Birmingham Royal Ballet return to The Lowry with David Bintley’s glorious, gothic adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in his farewell season.
For Decontamination #16, RNCM has programmed Sarah Hennies’ ‘Contralto’, a work for video, strings and percussion that explores transfeminine identity.
A duo-exhibition of work by the eminent American filmmaker Ericka Beckman and rising London-based video artist Marianna Simnett marks a strong start to FACT’s year-long season focusing on identity, representation and gender.
Maz Hedgehog’s debut collection of original poems, Vivat Regina, is out with Superbia Books this month and she’ll be headlining Bad Language – expect magical beasts and beings with a black queer perspective and viewpoints within British cultural identity.
The complete Manchester International Festival 2019 line-up is now out, and it’s fair to say that we’re more than a little excited by the calibre of this year’s programme.
LAST CHANCE. Following two sold-out runs at the National Theatre, acclaimed performances in Leeds, Inua Ellams’ Barber Shop Chronicles closes at The Royal Exchange this weekend.
Following his acclaimed new album ‘Assume Form’, James Blake’s gig at Victoria Warehouse will be one of the most exciting of the spring season.
Combining the prepared piano with electro-acoustic techniques, Kelly Moran’s music is as mesmerising as it is unique.
Exactly 120 years after his death, the work of the world-renowned William Stott of Oldham returns to his hometown as part of an exhibition dedicated to his legacy.
International activist, author and actor Rose McGowan is headlining the second Storyhouse Women Weekend festival taking place at the city arts venue 26 to 28 April, discussing her bestselling memoir/manifesto Brave.