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.
Meet a real-life cyborg, immerse yourself in a black hole or one of 120 other events in 11 days … yes Manchester Science Festival is back.
Don Warrington returns to the Royal Exchange to play Willy Loman in Sarah Frankcom’s version of Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
FilmFear is back as HOME team up with Film4 for another season of new and classic scary movies, premieres and director Q&As.
PRiSM presents ‘The Music of the Primes’, a truly illuminating event from which you will gain an insight into the fascinating and often surprising links between music and maths. Don’t fear if it’s been a while since you’ve practiced your equations – you don’t need to be Pythagoras to take something interesting away from the evening!
Featuring four performances in the atmospheric Mayfield Depot, ‘Special Edition’ boasts Bonobo (and friends), Manchester grime artist Bugzy Malone and Northern Irish electronic duo Bicep. Presented by Manchester International Festival and The Warehouse Project, the series is overseen by BBC 6 Music DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, with lighting design by Stuart Bailes.
Orbit Festival 2018 at Manchester’s HOME brings together innovative new work from theatre-makers across the globe.
Inspired by the mystery plays of the Middle Ages, The Mysteries is a cycle of six new plays, set in six different places in England.
Contact will be taking over STUN Studio at Z-Arts for two weeks of established and new commissions.
Play, investigate and be surprised at some of the most exciting family science events around.
Are you a creative writer with aspirations to be published? Come and pitch your ideas to literary agents and editors; learn about the writing life through panels, workshops and networking opportunities, and hear a keynote speech from poet and author Eley Williams.