Creative Tourist

It might be getting pretty cold out, but resist the urge to stay inside within touching distance of the radiator. Get out there and enjoy these amazing cultural things to do in November.

The music scene in the North is looking as vibrant and varied as ever with even more brilliant classical concerts alongside a booming choice of gigs. Head over to the Music section for our top picks. As for art, November is a fantastically busy month, with new exhibitions at every turn. There’s also plenty to dig into in our Theatre guide, including The Welcome, Factory International’s formal introduction to Manchester’s arts scene.

Finally, the Christmas warm up begins here, and bit by bit we’re adding to our round-ups of the best Christmas theatre and concerts taking place across the region, as well as some Christmas shopping ideas. And of course, tis nearly the season for a Christmas pig-out — you’ll find plenty of festive options in our Christmas food and drink guide.



actor with pig puppets The Three Little Pigs at Waterside Arts
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Things to do at February half term

Looking for things to do with the kids in the February half term holidays? Check out our guide.

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Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

Fresh concert seasons, forward-thinking festivals and a revolving door of amazing gigs. Things are looking bright as spring comes into view.

Exhibitions in Manchester and the North

February is a month of love so art lovers in the North - rejoice! There is lots to choose from: two photography festivals, gorgeous crafts and shows celebrating local talent.