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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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Culture Guides

Food and Drink

Discover the best food and drink that the North has to offer in our expert guide to food and drink in Manchester and beyond.

Families

It’s all about the best festival experiences for families this month with highlight events at MIF and our full guides to the best summer festivals to pack up the boot full of wellies for.

Poet Jackie Kay.

Literature

Poetry and prose, words meeting art, words meeting comedy, words meeting music, and a little preview of this year’s Manchester Literature Festival, coming up in October…

Music

As we enter festival season, the likes of bluedot, Cloudspotting and Manchester International Festival offer the chance to see some of the biggest artists on the planet in our own backyards…

Theatre

The new season brochures are out, which means lots to look forward to on the theatre front – including plenty of cabaret acts and a Chekhov classic.

Cinema

It seems that much of the north has decided to bring the cinema outside for the summer. We round up the best indoor and outdoor films screening near you.

Exhibitions

Our top picks this month provide a fresh look at some of the key figures and events of the 20th century, revealing hidden pasts and alternative presents.

Destination Guides