Stretching all the way from the Curry Mile – with its glittering sari emporiums, Indian sweet shops and mixed reputation for actual curry – up toward the city centre, Oxford Road is not only home to two Universities, the Royal Northern College of Music, an Olympic-sized pool and a good number of the city’s best music venues, it’s also the busiest bus route in Europe. Yes, this is student land, but cultural institutions such as The Whitworth art gallery, Manchester Museum and International Anthony Burgess Centre also make the area a real draw for locals and tourists alike. There are also two parks: Whitworth Park, which dates back to 1890, and Grosvenor Square, a small patch of green that was once a church and where now, on sunny days, the locals come out to bask in bookish style.
The Oxford Road Corridor is the site of serious scientific innovation; here, you can visit the place where the atom was split, and doff your cap to the building dedicated to pioneering computer scientist and code breaker Alan Turing. Once home to philosopher Friedrich Engels and writer Elizabeth Gaskell, the area can boast its fair share of artistic prestige, too. Here, history and innovation still exist side by side.
Academy Award nominee Dame Janet Suzman stars as Rose, taking us on a journey through her life that charts the fate of Europe’s Jews through the Twentieth Century and into the Millennium.
While other theatres are shutting up shop Contact has launched a summer season packed with powerful theatre performances.
Extraordinary objects from the private collection of art collector George Loudon go on display to the public for the first time in Object Lessons at Manchester Museum – a showcase of 19th century life science teaching objects that blurs the boundary between art and science.
An important story vividly told, Scorch is one of the most impressive pieces of theatre you’ll see this year.
This exhibition explores the haunting consequences of a world without bees through a series of photographs and artworks.
The first UK solo exhibition by photographer, screenwriter and filmmaker Sooni Taraporevala – organised as part of New North and South, a network of 11 arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.
Writing about place is quite the trend in contemporary literary culture and this two-day festival will help you explore the subject through talks, walks and more.
Returning to Reims deals with the important ideas of our age – identity, activism and populist political movements – in a new play directed by Thomas Ostermeier
In 1983 the million-dollar trio of Lucinda Childs, John Adams and Frank Gehry came together to create Available Light, a dance show that has gone down in history and is now being revived for this year’s MIF.