Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Meet a real-life cyborg, immerse yourself in a black hole or one of 120 other events in 11 days … yes Manchester Science Festival is back.
Don Warrington returns to the Royal Exchange to play Willy Loman in Sarah Frankcom’s version of Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
FilmFear is back as HOME team up with Film4 for another season of new and classic scary movies, premieres and director Q&As.
PRiSM presents ‘The Music of the Primes’, a truly illuminating event from which you will gain an insight into the fascinating and often surprising links between music and maths. Don’t fear if it’s been a while since you’ve practiced your equations – you don’t need to be Pythagoras to take something interesting away from the evening!
Festival of light and art Light Up Lancaster returns to the city with installations, projections, performance and fireworks illuminating the city’s historic buildings, charming streets and hidden squares.
An incredible wonderland of outdoor arts, masquerade and pint carrying competitions in Penrith.
Orbit Festival 2018 at Manchester’s HOME brings together innovative new work from theatre-makers across the globe.
Inspired by the mystery plays of the Middle Ages, The Mysteries is a cycle of six new plays, set in six different places in England.
The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds presents a major exhibition dedicated to the work of African-American sculptor Senga Nengudi – the pioneering figure who first introduced contemporary art to nylon stockings.
Here are our top picks from this year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Contact will be taking over STUN Studio at Z-Arts for two weeks of established and new commissions.
Play, investigate and be surprised at some of the most exciting family science events around.
Not just literature – and ideas! – the sixth festival offers an awe-inspiring feast of drama, comedy, music, theatre, poetry, visual arts and children’s shows to get you reading and thinking.
Taking place during Blackpool’s annual Illuminations display, Lightpool is a celebration of spectacular art works and live, illuminated performance across the iconic town.
Are you a creative writer with aspirations to be published? Come and pitch your ideas to literary agents and editors; learn about the writing life through panels, workshops and networking opportunities, and hear a keynote speech from poet and author Eley Williams.
More spoken word nights are emerging to join our favourite regulars, there are lots of launches and one-offs and workshops and conferences and even walking tours, and tickets are selling like hot cakes for Manchester Literature Festival, the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival and Chester Literature Festival.