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Alex Felton (Romeo) and Sara Vickers (Juliet). Image courtesy HOME. Photo by Graeme Cooper.

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Cinema

New venues and new movies. Liven up your November with our latest guide to the best in cinema.

Judy Chicgo at BALTIC, Gateshead – Exhibitions in Manchester and across the North

Exhibitions

One of the most important feminist artists of the last 50 years, Judy Chicago’s first major UK retrospective tops our pick of exhibitions this month.

Family things to do. An art installation at Lightopia.

Families

Check out our latest top picks of family things to do and enjoy some quality time together this autumn.

Jade Montserrat

Literature

There are plenty of magical live literature happenings in the run-up to, during and even after the festive season – and lots of book-buying opportunities, perfect for presents for friends and family, or even yourself.

Music

From Irish hip hop to Afrobeat, absurdist punk to post-metal, this month’s music guide is a real melting pot.

Theatre

With a distinctively festive feel, the temperature outside may have dropped but our theatre guide to Manchester and the North is sizzling hot with unmissable performance.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

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

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Our expert guide to food and drink in Manchester and the North. Taking in bars, restaurants and everywhere to go to eat, drink and get merry.

tours and activities

Tours and Activities

Learn a new skill with November’s crafty guide to the Tours and Activities of Manchester.

Things to do right now

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tours and activities
Activity 12 October–23 November 2019, from £14.5

Silent Adventures Silent disco tours

The Shadow at HOME
Dance 22–23 November 2019, from £12.00

The Shadow at HOME

Activity 26 March–26 November 2019, from £17

Tours of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and The Pankhurst Centre

Guitar Lessons
Activity 25 September–27 November 2019, FREE

Guitar Lessons for Beginners at Partisan

Cinema 22–28 November 2019, from £7.50

Marriage Story at HOME

Cinema 15–28 November 2019, from £7.5

The Irishman at HOME

lived-in rooms
Exhibitions 22 November–1 December 2019, FREE

Lived-In Rooms at Tenancy house