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The 16th Chorlton Book Festival offers a mix of free online webinars, performance poetry, readings by award-winning authors, specially commissioned video, and a strong line-up for children and young adults.
Expect another action-packed programme of inspiring, entertaining and playful experiences for all ages as Manchester Science Festival returns.
A twist on the usual literature festival, the third Altrincham Word Fest aims to kindle your own creativity by inviting some of the North West’s most talented writers to share their secrets to success in a series of online workshops and events.
Inspired by ancient forms of written communication, encounter Jonathan Baldock’s towering ceramic sculptures that stand whispering among themselves in Bluecoat’s main gallery.
This October Contact presents an all-digital version of the Black Gold Arts Festival featuring workshops, discussions, talks and performances.
Soft Bodies at Castlefield Gallery will reference the body in relation to technology, politics, gender, race and sexuality.
The seventh edition of Jerwood Makers Open, presented at Manchester Art Gallery, demonstrates that craft and artisanship are by no means dead.
Sheffield’s Showroom cinema reopens its doors for the first time in six months, with social distancing procedures and a whole new film programme set to tempt movie buffs.
This year’s Journeys Festival International takes place online, exploring the experiences of refugees from around the world through art, comedy, film, music, food, sci-fi adventure and politically charged conversation.
This blockbuster exhibition was due to close at the end of March, but has been extended until 29 November as part of the Science and Industry Museum’s reopening programme.
Cumbria’s Aerial Festival has commissioned musicians, writers and filmmakers to create new work, for online release this September.
People’s History Museum presents a powerful selection of images documenting one of the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests that took place in central Manchester during May 2020.
LAST CHANCE. OUPUT presents a solo exhibition of work by Gold Maria Akanbi – an artist whose practice is shaped by her interest in Afro-futurism and her perception of reality as a neurodiverse person, among other things.
Take a stroll through this urban oasis and experience a series of performances inspired by the healing power of nature.