Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
HOME’s annual celebration of the best in new Spanish and Latin American filmmaking returns with an exciting line-up of UK premieres, one off events and filmmaker Q&As.
Theodora was Handel’s penultimate oratorio and is widely recognised as one of his great masterpieces. This rarely staged dramatic work contains some of Handel’s most beautiful arias, and promises to be a profoundly moving theatrical experience.
Bluedot is a brand new festival of discovery located in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics; the iconic space observatory and the heart of our quest for knowledge.
A ridiculous run around the forest produced by Wild Rumpus (Just So Festival) and the Forestry Commission – take in large scale art installations, live music and more.
This triple bill from one of the North’s defining dance companies provides brutish strength, impish humour and a thoughtful exploration of femininity
Sol Picó’s latest show One-Hit Wonders throws together fragments of the Catalan choreographer’s most famous works, for evening that is sexy, absurd and full of fun
Manchester International Festival, the world’s first festival of original work and special events, returns in 2017 under new Artistic Director 2017. Here’s our guide to the unique programme, taking place across Manchester.
January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent. 50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide. This exhibition charts the activist struggle to get where we are today.
An exhibition on the thingness of things in the age of the thingless medium. Confused? Read on…
American conductor James Feddeck begins with two deeply evocative works from across the Atlantic.
If you’ve seen one exhibition about Andy Warhol, you’ve seen a thousand… Not so with ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol at the Whitworth, which brings the master of repetition’s work into an entirely new context.
This exhibition explores the haunting consequences of a world without bees through a series of photographs and artworks.
Part of the Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary year is this exhibition of works by 100 artists who have previously exhibited at the gallery. Public View features a number of high profile artists including Jeremy Deller, Mark Leckey, Elizabeth Magill, Yoko Ono and Yinka Sonibare.
Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s 2016 MMU Graduate Award winner Joshua Till puts a contemporary twist on a traditional craft with his nature-inspired steam bent furniture.
A new exhibition of artists as tricksters, whose work involves the direct use of deception, hoaxes and hacks. These politically inspired media artists exploit the shifting boundaries between fiction and reality in a world of post-truth politics.