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The Manchester Weekender 2011

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The Manchester Weekender. Forty-eight hours of art, culture, music, film, food, literature, walks, politics, poetry, photography, theatre, spectacle and games all wrapped up into a single weekend.

The Manchester Weekender showcases the best of Manchester’s art and culture, its museums, galleries, festivals and events. It shines a light on the hidden nooks and crannies, the real history and fabricated tales of Manchester. It stages a series of one-off, intimate events that sum up the city. It pairs international artists, musicians, writers and more with some of the city’s most beautiful settings. And it does this for one weekend only – forty-eight hours of some of the most unusual cultural experiences you’ll find anywhere in the UK.

Enjoy a long weekend in Manchester.

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Exhibitions

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Families

This month it’s all about spectacles and dramatic adventure at the Dashehra Diwali Mela, an enchanted Chester Zoo, the bonkers Winter Droving in Penrith and the Big Imaginations Festival of children’s theatre

Writer Luke Kennard.

Literature

There are some fantastic free live literature happenings, Gothic goings-on as Halloween approaches and bookings being taken for this year’s Creative Writing Graduate Fair – plus it’s your last chance to catch Manchester Literature Festival!

Music

As the festival season has well and truly ended, live music returns to the city’s concert halls and venues. Why not check out Manchester Folk Festival – new in 2017 – plus major events like Transformer and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Theatre

Politics both personal and global make this month’s theatre guide, all backed up by the reassuring presence of Sherlock Holmes.

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