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Culture Guides

Cinema in Manchester and the North

Disreputable Japanese cinema, The Black Cinema Project and the return of film festivals all feature in this month’s cinema guide.

Deborah Roberts: A Look Inside at the Bluecoat, Liverpool

Exhibitions

Race, beauty, education and early childhood memories are all explored in this month’s top pick of exhibitions from across the north.

What the Ladybird Heard at The Lowry

Families

As we welcome in the autumn season and live entertainment returns to Manchester, there are so many activities to do with kids of all ages. Here’s our round-up of some of the best family activities and fun days out taking place in the coming weeks.

Northern Lights Writers' Conference 2021

Literature

Events for readers meet events for writers, with plenty of book launches, open mics, literature festivals, writing conferences and poetry showcases to pop into your diary for the remainder of September pushing into October, both online and in person.

Music

Live music is back in full swing with a tonne of great gigs coming up in September and October, from post punk experimentalism to astral jazz.

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre: Season of Dance

Theatre

Dark comedies, dance world premieres and celebratory reopening seasons feature in this month’s eclectic pick of live theatre happening across the North.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

We preview the standout classical music events and venues in Manchester and the north.

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

A guide to Food and Drink in Manchester and the North, including plenty of new bars and restaurants and exciting new menus from old favourites.

Online events

Discover the best things to do online from the organisations we love in Manchester and the North.

Tours and Activities

Summer is here and we’re so excited to be out in the world touring, making, playing and doing all the things Manchester and the North has to offer.