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.

Our top picks

The Skyliner: Modern History of the Northern Quarter Tour

The Modern History of the Northern Quarter at Shudehill Metrolink Station, Manchester, Until 13 April 2024, 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.

Hayley Flynn

Manchester Literature Festival 2024

Manchester Literature Festival at Contact Theatre, Manchester, 4–20 October 2024, from £5.00 - Book now

Manchester Literature Festival presents inspiring live literature and spoken word from international writers and home-grown talent. MLF18 runs from 6 to 21 October at venues around the city, presenting 80-odd events including brand-new special commissions.

Max Porter. Photo by Francesca Jones
Max Porter. Photo by Francesca Jones.
actor with pig puppets The Three Little Pigs at Waterside Arts
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Things to do at February half term

Looking for things to do with the kids in the February half term holidays? Check out our guide.

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Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

Fresh concert seasons, forward-thinking festivals and a revolving door of amazing gigs. Things are looking bright as spring comes into view.

Exhibitions in Manchester and the North

February is a month of love so art lovers in the North - rejoice! There is lots to choose from: two photography festivals, gorgeous crafts and shows celebrating local talent.