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Music 12 January–16 April 2018, from £6

The Stoller Hall 2018 Season

In only its first year, The Stoller Hall at Chetham’s is already making a name for itself as the bright new concert hall on the block. Early in its 2018 season, the hall hosts the likes of Chetham’s alumnus Gwilym Simcock (with the Northern Chamber Orchestra), plus jazz legend Iain Ballamy and the esteemed Endellion String Quartet. With a tribute to Leonard Bernstein hosted by his daughter, plus an outing of intensity by Manchester Collective (new Ensemble in Residence), this looks set to be the year that The Stoller Hall sets itself apart.

Upfront and Onside: the Women’s Football Conference, part of Wonder Women 2018
Festivals 8–9 March 2018, from £50-80

Upfront and Onside: the Women’s Football Conference at the National Football Museum

Manchester’s National Football Museum presents an international two-day conference bringing together leading academics from across the field, as well as the museums and heritage sector.

Unlocking the Hidden History of Women’s Football, courtesy of the National Football Museum, part of Wonder Women 2018
Festivals 19 March 2018, FREE

Unlocking the Hidden History of Women’s Football at the National Football Museum

Experts at Manchester’s National Football Museum explore how the beautiful game’s difficult past has impacted on its current status.

Manchester District Guides

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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…

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Exhibitions 19 October 2017–15 April 2018, from £5

Robots at the Museum of Science and Industry

Theatre 12–27 January 2018, from £3.00

PUSH Festival 2018 at HOME

Theatre 19–20 January 2018, from £11.50

Airplay at The Lowry

Black Men Walking at the Royal Exchange
Theatre 18 January–3 February 2018, from £13.00

Black Men Walking at the Royal Exchange

Music 12 January–16 April 2018, from £6

The Stoller Hall 2018 Season

Theatre 2 December 2017–3 February 2018, from £22.00

Guys and Dolls at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Music 24 September 2017–9 June 2018,

BBC Philharmonic 2017/18 Concert Season

Music 9 September 2017–31 May 2018, from £15.00

Manchester Camerata 2017/18 Season

Exhibitions 18 November 2017–25 February 2018, FREE

humansbeingdigital at The Lowry

Exhibitions 30 September 2017–4 February 2018, FREE

Hetain Patel at Manchester Art Gallery

Festivals 22 September 2017–31 March 2018,

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