Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
A new show from Forced Entertainment driven by a heavy musical score and teeters precariously between comical and absolutely tragic.
Artist-in-residence Imtiaz Dharker heads up a programme packed full of workshops, performances and talks from famous faces and best-selling writers marking Chester Literature Festival’s 30th year.
Marking her first European solo exhibition, ‘Christina Quarles at The Hepworth’ offers a remarkable window into the LA-based artist’s rich inner world.
Gig meets theatre in this exhilarating new musical. Seagulls blends original live folk music with Chekhov’s themes of art and love.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is 10 days of groundbreaking contemporary music. With performances, talks and workshops from an international community of creative thinkers.
Adapted by award-winning writer, Rona Munro, this is the 1818 seminal gothic horror novel as you’ve never seen it before.
As part of HOME’s 2019 celebration of women in global cinema they offer a selection of films that together are our salute to Hong Kong cinema’s female fighting stars, the original cinematic ass kickers.
Featuring Kalevi Aho’s hair-raising Theremin Concerto, the BBC Philharmonic presents a delightfully off-kilter programme at The Bridgewater Hall.
Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom will say goodbye to the Royal Exchange with this extraordinary new play by Simon Stephens, featuring original music by Jarvis Cocker.
Join ex-Kraftwerk percussionist Wolfgang Flür for a unique audio and visual experience at YES this November.
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.
A Healthy Profit at Quarry Bank offers an important look at one chapter in the continuing story of capitalism’s impact on the human body.
Manchester-based poetry publishing house Carcanet marks 50 years with a ‘jubilee weekend’ of events, including the Annual Rylands Poetry Reading and a Poets & Players Carcanet special.
An artist who believed that we often know more than can be spoken, Edward Allington’s retrospective at the Henry Moore Institute offers a poetic response to the complexity of the world.