Creative Tourist

Summer’s here and culturally curious people of all ages have a huge choice of things to do in Manchester and the North. Take a look at some of our highlights below, as well as our guides to Summer Festivals, Wild Swimming, Outdoor Art, Adventure Activities and Places to Eat Outside in Manchester.

Some of our standout events this June include The National Festival of Making, Roger Waters at AO Arena, and, of course, Manchester International Festival, which kicks off towards the end of the month.

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Things to Do in Cumbria

Our guide to the best things to do in the Cumbria and the Lake District, including Penrith, Kendal, Carlisle, Keswick and Cockermouth.

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Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

Spotlighting global artists who all, in one way or another, break the mould, we preview the best gigs happening this side of Christmas and beyond.