Hotels

Creative Tourist

Cumbria’s hotels range from the painstakingly ecological to the unrestrainedly luxurious. Most take full advantage of the stunning Cumbrian landscape, whilst paying equal attention to their rooms, restaurants and, yes, hot tubs. Here’s our guide to the best.

Culture Guides

Black Men Walking at the Royal Exchange

Theatre

Vibrant and celebratory – you may be having a dry January but the Northern theatre scene is sure to satisfy your creative thirst.

Cinema

Featuring live scores, forgotten curiosities and cutting edge indie gems – we take a look at the best cinema coming to a screen near you.

Exhibitions

2018 kicks off to an exciting start culture-wise, with a number of major anniversaries to be marked and must-see exhibitions in store.

Families

Think January can’t be a magical month? Think again with our guide to the best things to do right now with kids and book ahead for.

Poet Jazmine Linklater.

Literature

There’s splendid spoken wordage a-go-go as we sashay forth into the first half of 2018: award-winning authors and emerging writers, book-buying opportunities, experimental and avantgarde wordage, and plenty of festival fun.

Music

Manchester’s top music venues have been busy filling their diaries for the year ahead – with early highlights include Iron and Wine, Jeff Tweedy, Mogwai and Joan as Police Woman, plus whole seasons by the likes of The Stoller Hall and the RNCM.

Things to do right now

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