Because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North are a little different. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
We Are One: A Global Film Festival is a free 10-day online festival, exclusively on YouTube, born out of the idea that the film community can come together in times of crises.
HOME have invited theatre and live art makers to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home.
Join RNCM for an online music quiz hosted by Pete Waterman. The quiz will raise vital funds for RNCM and the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity.
The Royal Exchange’s Rockets and Blue Lights will be performed as part of the BBC’s Lockdown Theatre Festival, a radio festival dedicated to those plays that had their runs cut short by the pandemic.
Psappha continue their series of YouTube Premieres with Anton Webern’s arrangement of Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No.1.
GRUB-E-MART is the food collection and delivery service for these strange times from the people behind the GRUB Food Fair. Pick up your take-home “ready” meal kits and more from this weekend.
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation has created a new online exhibition that offers an entry point to explore the music of Anthony Burgess.
Band on the Wall’s new online programme features instrumental lessons, an interactive choir, and tutorials on how to play tunes from around the world.
Join RNCM online for a live Q&A with Chris Illingworth from GoGo Penguin, whose new album is due for release on 5th June.
A fragmentary online work by Forced Entertainment, and probably the most entertaining Zoom meeting you will have during the pandemic.
This major exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield brings together over 200 works by Bill Brandt and Henry Moore highlighting their shared interests.
The Portico Library marks 250 years since British explorer James Cook first landed on the shores of what we now call Australia with an online exhibition that explores the history of violence and resistance that followed.
A brand-new digital programme from the Imperial War Museum that brings history into the homes of families across the world.
Rian Johnson (Brick) assembles an all-star cast in this characteristically intelligent whodunit about a famed southern detective who joins forces with local police to investigate a group of eccentric suspects following the murder of a wealthy crime novelist.
FACT’s year-long programme, The Living Planet, seems even more timely than first imagined – and has been created for people to interact with and enjoy remotely for free online.