Spring bank holiday in Manchester and the North

Image courtesy of The Refuge

Spring bank holiday in Manchester and the North

Chris Horkan, Music Editor

Spring bank holiday, or late May bank holiday as you may know it, offers the perfect time to do something a little different.

To help you take full advantage of your three-day weekend, we’ve gathered together our top tips – from a city-wide music festival and street-wide takeover by one of the city’s most beloved bands, via The Refuge’s hedonistic three-day-long party, through to the final performance of ‘one of the most impressive pieces of theatre you’ll see this year’, Manchester has plenty to offer.

Further afield, it’s your last chance to catch this year’s Leeds Indie Food Fest, while Liverpool’s diverse celebration of Sgt Pepper is only just kicking off. And if you yearn to escape the city, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is handily launching its latest high-profile showcase.

Read on for details of all of these – and why not check out our half term guide too?

Here are our picks

  • 1. Tread Softly at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    John Benton-Harris, Maidenhead, Berkshire July 1975 (1975), Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.

    Tread Softly at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 25 May–9 September 2017, free entry - Visit now

    Artists explore childhood experience and familial relationships, revisiting and reassessing pivotal moments and people within their lives for this high-profile showcase at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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