Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
HOME’s annual celebration of the best in new Spanish and Latin American filmmaking returns with an exciting line-up of UK premieres, one off events and filmmaker Q&As.
Theodora was Handel’s penultimate oratorio and is widely recognised as one of his great masterpieces. This rarely staged dramatic work contains some of Handel’s most beautiful arias, and promises to be a profoundly moving theatrical experience.
Sol Picó’s latest show One-Hit Wonders throws together fragments of the Catalan choreographer’s most famous works, for evening that is sexy, absurd and full of fun
American conductor James Feddeck begins with two deeply evocative works from across the Atlantic.
This triple bill from one of the North’s defining dance companies provides brutish strength, impish humour and a thoughtful exploration of femininity
Bluedot is a brand new festival of discovery located in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics; the iconic space observatory and the heart of our quest for knowledge.
A ridiculous run around the forest produced by Wild Rumpus (Just So Festival) and the Forestry Commission – take in large scale art installations, live music and more.
Manchester International Festival, the world’s first festival of original work and special events, returns in 2017 under new Artistic Director 2017. Here’s our guide to the unique programme, taking place across Manchester.
January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent. 50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide. This exhibition charts the activist struggle to get where we are today.
An exhibition on the thingness of things in the age of the thingless medium. Confused? Read on…
Before Leo, there was De Niro. Vintage Sundays at FACT continues its weekly showcase of classic films with a season of films from the timeless pairing of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Includes: Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Casino.
In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.
A free day of bizarre behaviour and exciting live performance that you won’t forget in a hurry. Expect French fish, caged queens, the mother of all dens, musical madness and glitter.
Featuring objects including a fragment from the lining of Napoleon’s coffin, The John Rylands Library’s latest exhibition sets out to prove that a library’s stories are not just contained within books.
If you’ve seen one exhibition about Andy Warhol, you’ve seen a thousand… Not so with ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol at the Whitworth, which brings the master of repetition’s work into an entirely new context.