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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.

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Red Stars: A History of Russian Football
Sports 13 June–23 September 2018, FREE

Red Stars: A History of Russian Football

Exhibitions 31 August–27 September 2018, FREE

FRONT at STOCK Gallery

othellomacbeth at HOME
Theatre 13–29 September 2018, from £10.00

OthelloMacbeth at HOME

Cinema 11–30 September 2018, from £7

Not Just Bollywood 2018 at HOME

Queen Margaret at the Royal Exchange
Theatre 14 September–6 October 2018, from £9.00

Queen Margaret at the Royal Exchange

陈秋林 Chen Qiulin 空的城 The Empty City 数码艺术微喷印刷. Part of Aquatopia at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester
Exhibitions 6 July–7 October 2018, FREE

Aquatopia at CFCCA

Families 5 May–28 October 2018, from £Quarry Bank admission prices apply (free for National Trust members)

Journeys of the Imagination at Quarry Bank

URWOTUEAT, 2017 – John Powell Jones. Part of SUBI 수비 at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Exhibitions 14 September–4 November 2018, FREE

SUBI 수비 at Castlefield Gallery

David Ogle: Land/Lines at HOME, Manchester
Exhibitions 7 September–4 November 2018, FREE

David Ogle: Land/Lines at HOME