Spring

Creative Tourist

Spring is here, the sun’s (almost) out and things are looking up. Even better, there are all manner of ace things to do in Spring, particularly if you’re of a cultural bent. From romantic places to go on a Valentine’s date to places to take your mum, from short break ideas to help you make the most of the Easter bank Holidays to school holiday what’s on guides, and from blockbuster exhibitions and art openings to music, art and digital festivals, read our recommendations to ensure that you feel like Spring has most definitely sprung.

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Fringe Theatre in Manchester and the North

Check out our top picks of shows previewing in the North West before heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival later in the summer.

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Culture Guides

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Literature Events in Manchester and the North

In between working out, then working through, your holiday reading pile this summer, find inspiration for your next bookish acquisitions from our selection of live events and exhibitions.