Creative Tourist

July sees the cultural calendar heat up with Manchester International Festival in full swing as we enter summer proper. We round up our most unmissable events from that festival below, alongside a wealth of other cultural highlights from across the North, including lots of exhibitions a bunch of great theatre.

With the big school holiday approaching, get ahead of the game and plot out some interesting things to do with kids, if you have them. If you don’t, why not make the most of that fact by letting loose at one of the North’s many excellent festivals. You’ll find a lot of them below!

Father John Misty and Friends at The Piece Hall
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Things to do in West Yorkshire

Our guide to the best things to do in culture-packed West Yorkshire, including Hebden Bridge, Wakefield, Halifax and Huddersfield.

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