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Sculpt with Jim Parkyn

Cinema in Manchester and the North

Both in-person and online, there are film festivals galore in this month’s Cinema Guide.

Exhibitions

With galleries finally back open, there’s an abundance of stellar offline exhibitions to satisfy those keen to get back to seeing art in the flesh.

Makefest At Home

Families

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.

Author Lucie McKnight Hardy

Literature

From book launches to festival readings and open mics to creative writing workshops, activities and events in Live Literature Land continue virtually as mochas and pints have to accompany substantial meals, not just a garibaldi or a bag of Monster Munch.

Jon Gomm

Music

Discover the best upcoming music events taking place on a stage or a screen near you.

Theatre in Manchester. Image courtesy of RashDash.

Theatre

Whether you’re looking to get wrapped up and catch an outdoor show or stay home and watch some digital performance – our guide to theatre in Manchester has got you covered.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

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

Higher Ground

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

For the October guide, we’ve found the very best Food and Drink in Manchester and the North to explore, despite the introduction of the 10 pm curfew.

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

Embrace your creative side or find out what local activists have been up to this year in this month’s guide of Tours and Activities.