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Cathedral Quarter, Manchester

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The Game: 30 years through the lens of Stuart Roy Clarke at the National Football Museum, Manchester
Exhibitions 23 March 2018–17 March 2019, FREE

The Game: 30 years through the lens of Stuart Roy Clarke at the National Football Museum

Since 1989, photographer Stuart Roy Clarke has been on a mission of epic proportions. Its goal: to capture the very heart, soul, sweat and tears of British football.

Music 6 July 2018–31 December 2019, from £6

The Stoller Hall Autumn/Winter season

Manchester’s newest concert hall continues to push boundaries with its upcoming Autumn/Winter season – from a brand new audiovisual work to celebrate 100 years of votes for women to a one-off staging of a dark adaptation of A Christmas Carol, via a visit by the world-renowned Gould Trio and a year-long series celebrating outstanding pianists who studied at Chetham’s.

Chetham's Library tours
6 December 2018, from £20

Chetham’s Library Unscripted

Explore the darkened corridors of Chetham’s Library by lamplight as you guide yourself through its centuries old panelling and texts. You can feel the gravitas of the rooms in which centuries of great minds have been inspired.

Bells For Peace at Cathedral Gardens
4 July 2019, FREE

MIF19: Bells For Peace at Cathedral Gardens

The opening event of MIF19, Bells for Peace will see Yoko Ono invite the people of Manchester to gather together in Cathedral Gardens to send a message of peace to the world.

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

A laid-back mix of gift shops, independent outfitters, restaurants, pubs and parks, on a sunny weekend afternoon it’s heaving.

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…

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The Maids at HOME
Theatre 16 November–1 December 2018, from £10.00

The Maids at HOME

Cinema 2–23 November 2018, from £5

Peterloo at HOME

A Virus Walks Into a Bar, John Walter: CAPSID at HOME, Manchester
Exhibitions 10 November 2018–6 January 2019, FREE

John Walter: CAPSID at HOME

HOME at Christmas
Festivals 13 December 2017–20 January 2019,

HOME at Christmas

Photo of the festive display outside the Corn Exchange
Families 9 November–23 December 2018, FREE

Manchester Christmas Markets

The Royal Exchange Autumn Winter SeasonThe Royal Exchange Autumn Winter Season
Theatre 21 September 2018–12 January 2019,

The Royal Exchange Autumn / Winter Season

Music 11 October 2018–22 May 2019,

The Hallé 2018-19 Season

Poppy, Esme, Oleanna, Gracie and Kate, 2014. Personal Feeling is the main thing - Chantal Joffe at The Lowry, Salford
Exhibitions 19 May 2018–24 February 2019, FREE

Salford Royal Academy Takeover

Cinderella at Oldham Coliseum
Theatre 10 November 2018–12 January 2019, from £17.50

Cinderella at Oldham Coliseum