Cinema in Manchester and the North

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

It’s a great time to catch up on some classics this month. HOME have put together a season of films from New German Cinema genius Rainer Werner Fassbinder – expect a mix of lurid melodramas, intimate tragedies and razor-sharp wit. Over in Sheffield, the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival is back with epics, comedies and obscurities sure to delight cinephiles of all stripes.

Here are our picks

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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.


A number of radical exhibitions feature in this month’s Exhibitions guide – which includes cutting edge-digital art and giant, endangered animals at MediaCityUK.


Theatrical adventures reflecting on our changing world, sleep walks, a ridiculous art race through the forest, and our guide to Just So Festival.

The Real Story: Live with Lauren Elkin


Spring is well and truly in the air, and there are plenty of prose and poetry events blossoming this month across the North West, and the chance for budding writers to scribe some site-specific stories.


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…


Secrecy, spying and subterfuge are the name of the game for our latest theatre picks.

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