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Following the extensive transformation of their iconic Oxford Road venue, Contact has announced a vibrant and progressive reopening programme. Read our preview of the upcoming season.
The unique annual European Camarade is back, bringing together some of the finest modern poets of the thriving Manchester scene with writers from across Europe to create brand-new work especially for the night.
Join Lucie McKnight Hardy, Vanessa Onwuemezi and Sarah Schofield at Blackwell’s on University Green as they each launch new short story collections with a touch of the uncanny.
Northern Lights Writers’ Conference is perfect for picking up tips and useful contacts in the publishing world – and you can choose to attend the eighth NLWC virtually or in real life, at CIT’s Waterside base.
Curated by Bren O’Callaghan, renowned transgender visual artist Cassils brings their first UK solo exhibition and contemporary dance piece to HOME.
Live theatre returns to The Edge this September and the opening season promises to be one to remember when its doors open for the first time in 18 months, and to a completely refurbished building.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is back, showcasing over 150 designer-makers in its new home – Manchester’s iconic Victoria Baths.
Now entering its fifth year, HOME’s Not Just Bollywood returns with a celebration of the late Irrfan Khan and a particular focus on Bengali film.
Thrilling and challenging, HOME’s annual festival is a glimmering reminder that new performance continues to be developed, despite ‘you-know-what’.
Using their cinematic storytelling techniques and cutting-edge technology, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse deliver a gothic horror for our time, politically loaded and relevant.
Part car rally and part theatre show aiming to challenge the political, social and cultural narratives associated with young Muslim men.
The team at Oldham Coliseum head back into the rehearsal room for the first time since the pandemic. Written by Tanika Gupta, this is a heartwarming laugh-out-loud funny show about love and marriage.
Trouble At’ Mill: Queen’s Mill Word Fest is a new literary festival taking place in Castleford, on the banks of the River Aire, featuring performers Toria Garbutt and Matt Abbott.
A topical, musical sketch show that takes a vigorous, irreverant swipe at some of the latest news headlines.