Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
‘Thick Time’ by South African artist William Kentridge at the Whitworth should prove to be both fascinating and mind-boggling in equal measure.
Combining music, art, architecture and technology in his most future-leaning project yet, Francesco Tristano takes us on a journey of discovery, using the wonderful music of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in order to build a digital cityscape.
Adapted by Jeanie O’Hare, Queen Margaret is a retelling the Wars of the Roses from the perspective of Shakespeare’s lost warrior queen, Margaret of Anjou.
The Bell Tree by award winning contemporary artist Serena Korda responds to England’s alternative history of fairy-tale folklore, the ancient forest at Speke Hall and the legacy of hidden rebellion that surrounds the historic Tudor home.
Capturing the hearts of readers throughout the world, The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale which has now been adapted for the stage by the award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery.
Making its premiere at HOME this month, OthelloMacbeth is a fusion of two of Shakespeare’s finest works in a bold new ensemble production.
Part of Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Festival of the Bay 2018, Longways/ Crosswise is an outdoor site-specific dance performance which takes place on the coastline of Morecambe Bay at dusk.
Make tracks for Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum. A one-in-a-lifetime chance to see Stephenson’s Rocket return to the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway for the first time in over 180 years.
Heiner Goebbels new large-scale work, presented with Manchester International Festival, will receive its world premiere in Manchester this autumn.
Winning a string of 5-star reviews, as passionate as it is political, Rent Party promises to put the best house parties to shame.
‘SUBI 수비’ at Castlefield Gallery explores the long process of cultural and generational exchange that underpins the art of pottery and ceramics – one of the world’s oldest crafts – as an integral part of the way that humans create and communicate the world in which we live.
Indulge in a long weekend packed with amazing gigs in great venues. Get involved in singing, songwriting and craft workshops. Grab your friends and dance a ceilidh. This festival is a chance to discover new bands, create something you’re proud of, relax with friends and make new connections.
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.
For anyone with even a passing interest in the beauty of the handmade or artful design, the annual award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) in Manchester is the place to head this October.