Liz West performing on a train platform
Manchester After Hours 2016. Photo: Ben Williams.

Manchester After Hours 2017

Polly Checkland Harding

Manchester After Hours is back: Manchester’s interpretation of the national Museums at Night festival of lates takes place on one night only each year, bringing unusual collaborations and stand-out events to venues across the city. This year’s festival on Thursday 18 May will include experimental electronic music in the city centre’s oldest building, DJs and visual artists programmed by cult online radio station NTS Radio in the stunning surrounds of Whitworth art gallery, spoken word in the beautifully restored house of one of Manchester’s most historic authors and much, much more. Here’s our guide to the night, from which you can piece together your own extraordinary, nocturnal journey.

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