Half term

Things to do at half term

Gemma Gibb, Families Editor

February half-term heralds that spring is on its way. Hurray! Whether your week is the 13th or the 20th, here is our round up of the best cultural adventures to leap out of the house to.

For you early ones, Waterside Arts Centre’s Puss In Boots features ingenious puppetry, staging and an avalanche of fruit and nuts and make your way over to Steam, Sweat and Spinners, the Museum of Science and Industry’s celebration of Victorian ingenuity.

For you later ones, book now for the hilariously horrid new production of The Twits at Liverpool Playhouse and Compagnie Animotion’s re-telling of Grimm’s The Musicians of Bremen through contemporary circus and live music in the splendor of the newly refurbished The Met in Bury. Head to Chester’s impressive WayWord Festival for literary and other creative larks from the team behind the new Storyhouse cultural venue.

Here are our picks

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22–23 March 2017, from £12.00

Berlin: Zvizdal

Cinema 3–23 March 2017, from £5.00

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Theatre 22–23 March 2017, from £10.00

If These Spasms Could Speak at HOME

Literature 14–25 March 2017, from £10.00


Visual Arts 8–25 March 2017, FREE

French & Mottershead: Afterlife at the Whitworth

Theatre 8–25 March 2017,

SICK! Festival

Cinema 10 February–29 March 2017, from £5.00

New Release: Moonlight at HOME

Exhibitions 4 February–29 March 2017, FREE

John Hyatt: Rock Art at HOME

Cinema 16 February–30 March 2017, from £7.00

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