Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Home to the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Manchester Folk Festival is back with another joyous celebration of the best in English folk.
Featuring 14 artists deemed on the verge of major international recognition, Peer to Peer at Open Eye provides a snapshot of the state of art in the UK and China today.
Back by popular demand, Manchester Collective’s Sirocco celebrates the warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe.
The RNCM’s latest celluloid adventure: Alfred Hitchcock’s innovative Blackmail will be screened alongside a live improvised organ score.
Not just literature – and ideas! – the seventh festival has on offer drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts plus children’s and young people’s shows and events to get you reading and thinking.
As part of their 70th Anniversary Season, the English National Ballet bring the classic fairy tale to Manchester.
Weren’t able to make it over to Venice this summer? Us neither. But don’t worry, the floating city is much closer than you think.
On a second UK tour following its huge sell-out success last year – don’t miss out on this celebrated performance inspired by a Black men’s walking group based in Sheffield.
If you’re looking for gripping drama, stunning design and fierce family politics, then you’re going to love this brand-new production by The Lowry and Headlong.
An exciting indicator for what’s around the corner in terms of British contemporary art, the 70th anniversary edition of New Contemporaries is a must see.
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.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is 10 days of groundbreaking contemporary music. With performances, talks and workshops from an international community of creative thinkers.
Challenging, entertaining and always trying to change the world for the better, SICK! Festival makes just the kind of art we like.
Featuring commissioned works by innovative new artists, Electric Storm 50 celebrates the life and work of pioneering electronic composer, Delia Derbyshire.