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Gothic Manchester Festival 2017

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies presents the annual Gothic Manchester Festival. The festival hosts a range of events & activities – each designed to showcase Manchester’s Gothic dimensions during the week before Hallowe’en.

This year the festival turns its attention to the topic of Gothic Style(s). With the Gothic seemingly as popular as ever at the start of the 21st Century, the festival will explore the ways in which the mode has infected the mainstream. As usual, the festival centres around a one day conference – which will set you back a very reasonable £10 – with a series of free events surrounding it.

With everything from a Gothic street-style catwalk to film screenings, literary events and even a club night on offer, there’s no excuse not to indulge your inner dark side this October.

Here are our picks

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Dance 19–20 October 2017, from £12

Andante at The Lowry

Theatre 18–21 October 2017, from £15.50

Under Glass at The Lowry

Exhibitions 7 July–22 October 2017, FREE

From Ocean to Horizon at CFCCA

Music 19–22 October 2017, from £6.00

Manchester Folk Festival 2017

Festivals 19–29 October 2017,

Manchester Science Festival 2017

Dance 14 September–1 November 2017,

The Lowry Autumn Season 2017

Exhibitions 24 June–1 November 2017, FREE

Raqib Shaw at the Whitworth

Exhibitions 22 September–5 November 2017, FREE

AND A 123 at Castlefield Gallery

Families 19 October–5 November 2017, from £6

Big Imaginations Festival