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Actor Timothy West at MLF.
Literature 10 October 2017, from £15.00

Revolution Retrospective at The Stoller Hall

Part of this year’s Manchester Literature Festival, this special event sees actor Timothy West read poetry from Russia to complement songs by some of the Motherland’s most celebrated composers, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.

Families 10 December 2017, from £22.00

The Manchester Festive Happening: A Gospel Christmas at Albert Hall

Manchester Camerata’s Manchester Festive Happening takes a gospel turn this year, with the AMC Gospel Choir joining the orchestra at the Albert Hall. Expect carols and hymns both traditional and with a gospel turn for a festive concert that should warm hearts.

Music 31 October 2017, from £15.00

UpClose: Hugo Ticciati – Spiritualism and Minimalism at Manchester Cathedral

The atmospheric Manchester Cathedral provides the perfect setting for this concert, themed around spiritualism and minimalism. Hugo Ticciati, a violinist who takes a holistic approach to music, and visual theatre company Clod Ensemble will tackle works by Arvo Pärt, Vasks and Haydn.

Manchester District Guides

Photo of a handwritten label in a cafe that says "Ring for service with a smile"

Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester

Burton Road is the heart of West Didsbury, a beautifully maintained leafy hubbub of shops,…

Beech Road Chorlton, Manchester

It may not quite have the reputation of Benefits Street, but Beech Road in Chorlton…

The front of Didsbury restaurant Volta.

Didsbury, Manchester

Follow Oxford Road South through the Curry Mile, along Wilmslow Road, past Platt Fields Park…

Chorlton, Manchester

This left-leaning suburb a few miles south of Manchester’s city centre (and only ten minutes…

Cheetham Hill, Manchester

As an area, Cheetham Hill gets a pretty bad rep. The foreboding architecture of Strangeways…

Tib Street, Manchester

It’s not often that you find a street you could while away a whole day…