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The New Year edit: Creative Tourist’s Cultural Calendar 2014

Susie Stubbs
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Creative tourist cultural calendar what's on in 2014

Wave out the old year and salute the new: here’s our annual list of some of the best-looking arts events in the North in 2014.

One of our favourite jobs in the whole year is this: to sift through the press releases and information, call in favours and call up strangers, and then to sit around a table and compile a list of the most intriguing arts events taking place across the North in the coming year. We might not get them all. We might not get it 100% right. But we do, in the process, get a sense of the cultural richness of the coming year.

It’s our fave job of the year: to sift through information, call in favours & call up strangers

We are thus very happy to report that 2014 looks like a belter. From new art spaces and theatres to art festivals that span cities and even continents, from the Grand Départ and a festival of rhubarb to documentary film, blockbuster shows and exhibitions by artists whose names you may not know now, but whose you will before next year is out, the Cultural Calendar is a snapshot of the cultural year to come. Download the Creative_Tourist_Calendar_2014 now, or read it below. We hope you enjoy it.

Culture Guides

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Lemn Sissay at the 8th Black and Asian Writers Conference

Literature

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Music

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The poster image for Giselle

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Cinema

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Tim Etchells, Lets Pretend (Large) (2014), installation view, Grundy Art Gallery. Photo: Phill Heywood, courtesy Grundy Art Gallery.

Exhibitions

An overview of the current best exhibitions in Manchester and the North might be summed up in the following directive: think differently.

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Things to do right now

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Cinema 1 September 2016–30 September 2016, FREE

Scalarama

Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog
Theatre 27 September 2016–1 October 2016, from £12.00

Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog

Tor Festival 2016
Music 30 September 2016–1 October 2016, from £3.00

Tor Festival 2016

Giselle
Theatre 27 September 2016–1 October 2016, from £12.00

Last Chance: Akram Khan’s Giselle

Artist Film Weekender 2016
Cinema 30 September 2016–2 October 2016, from £3.00

Artist Film Weekender 2016

The Manchester School of Art MA show 2015
Exhibitions 30 September 2016–8 October 2016, FREE

Manchester School of Art MA Show 2016

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Theatre 28 September 2016–8 October 2016, from £10.00

The Emperor

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Exhibitions 24 September 2016–9 October 2016, FREE

Projects: Rachel Goodyear – Glimpse