Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Since 2013, New Music North West has grown to become the largest, most exciting festival of new British music. Featuring Mark-Anthony Turnage, the BBC Philharmonic, Psappha, Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, the Vonnegut Collective and Animikii Theatre, this year continues to celebrate the region’s creative talent.
Black Gold Arts Festival showcases the BAME talent that so far has been left inexcusably under-the-radar.
From magician, to architect, to one of the world’s most politically engaging artists today, Alfredo Jaar’s major new solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park provides a striking encounter.
NOW OPEN. This Chekhov classic is yet another example of how HOME has added a cosmopolitan quality to Manchester’s theatre scene
The Royal Exchange are bringing a pure punk classic back to life. Expect strong language, spitting and riotous riffs.
An exhibition that encourages us to question the given, as well as conquering the complex.
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.
Following on from the RNCM’s screening of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 2016, catch the 1925 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera – widely regarded as a masterpiece of silent horror – with a live organ accompaniment.
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.
Watch, listen to and participate in artists’ presentations, displays, creative responses, performances and workshop activities, and view some of composer Delia Derbyshire’s archive.
Chester, with its cosy pubs and winding cobbled streets, is not only the perfect chocolate-box town, but also, perhaps one of the most festive places you could possibly head in the run up to Christmas (except maybe Lapland).
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.
It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without Liverpool’s annual Winter Arts Market, set in the city’s iconic Anglican Cathedral.
Re-member Me brings the ghosts of Hamlets-past back to life through Dickie Beaus lip-syncing master class.