Creative Tourist

Looking for things to do in Autumn in Manchester and the North? From new exhibitions and live music to great food, drink and everything in between, if you’re after something interesting to do, look no further.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Skyliner: Modern History of the Northern Quarter Tour

    Hayley Flynn

    The Modern History of the Northern Quarter at Shudehill Metrolink Station, Manchester, Until 12 July 2020, from £9 - Book now

    The Northern Quarter, nestled in the heart of the city, has a long-standing reputation as the ‘cooler’ side of town. Whether you are someone who has lived in Manchester for years or just visiting, this tour spotlights some of the historical and less obvious artistic features of the area.

  • 2. Liverpool Biennial 2020 – The Stomach and the Port

    Liverpool Biennial 2020
    Ebony G. Patterson, ...a pale horse weeps in silence...for those who bear/bare witness, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

    Liverpool Biennial 2020, 11 July–25 October 2020, free entry - Find Out More

    If there’s one thing you do this autumn, we strongly recommend you hop on a train and make your way over to the 10th edition of the ever-popular Liverpool Biennial – ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ – a city-wide festival of new and exciting contemporary art from around the world.

  • 3.

    Indulge in a long weekend packed with amazing gigs in great venues. Get involved in singing, songwriting and craft workshops. Grab your friends and dance a ceilidh. This festival is a chance to discover exciting bands, create something you’re proud of, relax with friends and make new connections.