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Titane

Cinema in Manchester and the North

Black History Month, spooky screenings and the return of film festivals all feature in this month’s cinema guide.

Exhibitions in Manchester and the North

Exhibitions

Fear not as we head into the darkness of winter; a brand-new arrival to Manchester’s festival scene is filling the city with light.

Halloween Ghost Train

Families

From science-filled fun to spooky halloween adventures, we round-up the best family events taking place in Manchester and the North in the next few weeks.

Brandon Taylor

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 rest of October and onwards into November, both online and in person.

Anika

Music

We’re now well into gig season and it’s proving to be a special one, with artists and audiences giving it their all. From atmospheric electronica to taut post-punk, there’s a whole lot to dig into in our new music guide.

Theatre in Manchester

Theatre

Black History Month, contemporary theatre commissions and captivating dance shows feature in this month’s eclectic theatre guide.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

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

Edinburgh Castle

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North in October, with brand new launches and some exceptional menu reboots from old favourites.

Tours and Activities

Resist the urge to hibernate this autumn; our latest selection of tours and activities will have you out and about, making the most of what’s on offer in Manchester and the North.