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Culture Guides

Cinema Online

We look at the outdoor screenings and digital releases you can enjoy as cinemas prepare to reopen safely.

Family of Lord Alf Morris, image courtesy of Manchester Histories

Exhibitions

Art and women’s wrestling, Ancient Akkadian gravesites and invented artefacts – check out this month’s pick of exhibitions from across the north.

Makefest At Home

Families Online

Need some inspiration for online activities and creative family fun? Look no further than our top picks online for families across Manchester and the North.

Writer Olivia Laing. Photo by Manuel Vazquez

Literature

From book launches to poetry and prose readings and from open mics to creative writing workshops and masterclasses, Live Literature Land has online activities and events nailed.

Music

Discover the best live-streamed concerts, broadcasts, musical activities and exhibitions on offer during the lockdown.

Plastica Galactica: Get Involved

Theatre

We can’t wait to be back in the stalls again…until then our theatre guide brings the best of online theatre and interactive performance to enjoy at home.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

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

Higher Ground

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

For the August guide, we’ve dug out the best Food and Drink in Manchester and the North to explore now that lockdown has thankfully eased.

Isolation Broadcast

Online events

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

tours and activities

Tours and Activities

Socially distant walks and virtual tours are among the offerings in this month’s guide of Tours and Activities.

Things to do right now

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Cinema Until 12 August 2020, FREE

Showroom Summer Season

Air Raid Shelter Explorer Tour
Activity Until 12 August 2020, from £5.5

Stockport Air Raid Shelter Explorer Tour

The Believers are but Brothers
Theatre Until 12 August 2020, from £8.00

The Believers are but Brothers

Activity Until 14 August 2020, FREE

Old Bank Daily Drawing Via Zoom

Double with Darkfield Radio
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £3.50

Double with Darkfield Radio

The House Never Wins
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £10.00

The House Never Wins

Electric Dreams Online
Theatre Until 16 August 2020,

Electric Dreams Online

The Boy in the Book
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, FREE

The Boy in the Book

It Must Have Been Dark By Then
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, from £12.00

It Must Have Been Dark By Then

Elders Mondays Spring Summer 2020 with the Royal Exchange
Activity Until 17 August 2020, from £3.00

Elders Mondays Spring Summer 2020 with the Royal Exchange

Activity Until 20 August 2020, from £69

Comma Press Online Short Story Course – SOLD OUT

Literature Until 20 August 2020, FREE

Word Central online