Reading & Writing

Blog North #1: Our first ever social in Storify words and pictures.

Creative Tourist

Find out what happened when a group of art, travel and cultural bloggers got together at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Wakefield for the inaugural Blog North network event – with this round-up of some (just some) of the fabulous social media chat that took place one sunny day in May.

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Culture Guides


This month’s top picks all share a notably political emphasis – using art to highlight the many vast divisions that have underpinned society over the last 100 years.


Tip top experiences for families that stretch our perceptions and minds right now – experimental new technology to radical re-imaginings, awe-inspiring outdoor arts and the last two glorious festivals this summer.

Lemn Sissay.


There’s plenty to see and do this autumn in live literature land – not least because Manchester Literature Festival is back in town, and tickets are selling like hot cakes so you need to get in there quick-sharp!


As the festival season draws to a close, 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 Manchester Psych Fest.


Gig theatre, an American classic and two people dancing like idiots – all this and more in our monthly guide.


From big brash musicals to apocalyptic comedies and silent movie masterpieces – there’s something for everyone in our latest Cinema Guide.

Destination Guides