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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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Theatre

With a diverse offering of shows, we’ve got the guide to Manchester and the North’s festive theatre scene all wrapped up.

Cinema

Featuring animation, fairy tales and festive cheer. Cosy up with some first-class cinema this winter.

Exhibitions

Experience a ‘sublime’ encounter with ‘future archaeology’ and the ancient craft of pottery through Greek mythology and sound – all part of this month’s exhibition highlights.

Families

Adventure and light are where it’s at. Chester Zoo is transformed into a magical sorting office, there’s detective heaven at the Secret Seven and we preview some alternative things to do and see this winter holiday.

Tales of Whatever performer Harriet Dyer.

Literature

There’s splendid spoken wordage a-go-go this festive season: award-winning writers, real-life storytelling, book-buying opportunities and plenty of fun.

Music

Manchester’s concert halls and former Wesleyan chapels serve up folky treats in the form of Lau, Jesca Hoop, The Unthanks and more over the coming months. We also explore all things classical from Manchester Camerata and the BBC Philharmonic – and start looking ahead to next year’s festival season.

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