Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Candoco’s ability to mix serious art with self-deprecation marks them out as one of the best dance troupes around.
Le Gateau Chocolat is back, this time with a re-telling of the Ugly Ducking story that is both cute and clever.
FilmFear is back as HOME team up with Film4 once again for another season of new and classic scary movies, premieres and director Q&As.
The atmospheric Manchester Cathedral provides the perfect setting for this concert, themed around spiritualism and minimalism. Hugo Ticciati, a violinist who takes a holistic approach to music, and visual theatre company Clod Ensemble will tackle works by Arvo Pärt, Vasks and Haydn.
A major new exhibition at HOME sets out to re-examine the legacy of the Russian Revolution through the lens of the ‘New East’ today.
Completed at the end of 2016 and premiered by tonight’s soloist, Jonathan Biss, in the US in January, Sally Beamish’s potent and political new piece was written in response to Beethoven’s immaculate First Piano Concerto.
The RNCM Big Band is joined by jazz singer Tina May and violinist Chris Garrick for a Gallic-inspired programme featuring a tribute to Édith Piaf plus Hot Club de France tunes, Michel Legrand classics and more.
This autumn, Big Imaginations will celebrate and showcase the highest quality theatre for children and families in over 26 venues across the North West.
A major programme of exhibitions and events reflecting on the shared heritage and historic connections between South Asia and the North of England opens across the city.
Quarry Bank’s new season of contemporary art exploring themes of work, leisure and the legacies of industrialisation, seems particularly prescient in today’s world of rapidly advancing technology.
Exciting new public engagement programme from Manchester Met’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, with talks, screenings, fairs, workshops, artist happenings and augmented reality.
The UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music returns for its 40th edition. Featuring the music of Kraftwerk and Lou Reed, as well as countless exclusives and premieres from composers and ensembles from throughout the world, 2017 promises to be the festival’s biggest and most adventurous outing to date.
Gothic Manchester Festival is back in style this October. Goths, steampunks and assorted ‘weirdo mosher freaks’ can let their hair down with a series of film screenings, literary events and the annual conference.
Creepy capers across Manchester City Centre for little and big ghosts with the most.