Spend a day in the city and it rapidly becomes apparent just how much it has reinvented its industrial past into a new, trendsetting present – and an ambitious future. There’s plenty of things to do in Manchester too, from award-winning theatre and exhibitions to an exciting food and drink offer and thriving literature and music scenes.
IWM North launches a season of exhibitions and events that attempt to cut through the complexity surrounding the Syrian crisis, and offer a human account of what’s happening in the country today.
David Ricardo-Pearce cast as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy brought to life in Bolton by David Thacker.
Wonder Women 2018 is a special edition of Manchester’s annual radical feminist festival, marking 100-years since some women first won the right to vote in Britain with a city-wide programme of art, culture and debate.
Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani brings the Northern Premiere of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation to HOME.
Manchester’s UNESCO City of Literature holds the first in a brand-new series of events – this one celebrating International Mother Language Day, marked globally on Wednesday 21 February.
Set in the glamour of 50’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis in his final performance) and his sister Cyril (Manville) are at the centre of British fashion in Phantom Thread, the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson.
German pianist, composer and producer Nils Frahm returns to Albert Hall three years after his last visit. Since then, he has established an innovative annual Piano Day project, and produced film and game soundtracks that have raised his profile even further. Don’t miss out on this much-anticipated return to the live arena.
A once-in-a-lifetime look at one of the largest collections of robots together. A mind-bending, 500 year journey to being human in a robotic world.
Using powerful images, documentary photographer Lee Price explores life as a member of the LGBT+ community in Sierra Leone.
The RNCM Opera tackles Engelbert Humperdinck’s operatic version of the Brothers Grimm’s early 19th Century fairytale Hansel and Gretel for its major spring production. Expect a tale of transition, redemption and resolution, set to folk music-inspired themes, for a piece that is equal parts dark and magical.