What’s On in Greater Manchester this September

Amaluna presents several breathtaking acts. One of them is the Balance Goddess. She creates a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. Photo legend: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Mérédith Caron © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

Amaluna presents several breathtaking acts. One of them is the Balance Goddess. She creates a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. Photo legend: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Mérédith Caron © 2015 Cirque du Soleil.

Music & Theatre

The Warehouse Project 2016
23 September 2016 – 01 January 2017
The Warehouse Project is back again, bringing the biggest names in the music industry to Manchester.

The King’s Singers at Bury Parish Church
30 September 2016
An evening with The King’s Singers, acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity and life affirming energy and charm. A class act with a delightfully British wit.

Giselle at the Palace Theatre
27 September 2016 – 01 October 2016
Choreographer Akram Khan creates a brand new version of the iconic romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet, which receives its world première at Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Manchester Camerata: From Haydn to Hendrix
24 September 2016
Haydn and Mozart, the rock stars of their age, rub shoulders with twentieth century rock icons in a season opener that epitomises the adventurous spirit of Manchester Camerata.

Sister Act at The Palace Theatre
29 August 2016 – 03 September 2016
The Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act returns to the UK with a brand new production directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.


Art & Exhibitions

HAND CRAFT exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
08 September 2016 – 30 October 2016
A celebration of craft, collaboration and heritage.

Heritage Open Days
10 September 2016
Join Hugh Bearn, vicar at St Anne’s Church in Tottington for a guided walk around this Georgian place of worship. The church holds many historic tales from its connections with the Sound of Music to flying bombs, there is plenty to intrigue you.

Made Here at London Road
10 September 2016 – 10 September 2016
25 hand picked designers will come together for a one off event at London Road Fire Station.

Reading as Art
26 August 2016 – 19 November 2016
Simon Morris examines the relationship between reading and art.


Sporting Events

Rochdale half marathon, 10k & fun run
25 September 2016 – 25 September 2016
The exciting and varied scenery and traffic-free courses taking you on a tour of this historic town and some of its breath taking countryside including the stunning Hollingworth Lake.

Bolton Half Marathon
04 September 2016 – 04 September 2016
The newest Half Marathon in the UK with entertainment, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish in Le Mans Crescent.

Extreme Snow Park Mash Up at Chill Factore
02 August 2016 – 05 September 2016
Every Tuesday during the summer, Chill Factore are staging a takeover of the Snow Park and mashing up the fun and creating some extreme action for over 8’s only.

UKFast We Love Manchester 10k
04 September 2016
The UKFast City of Salford 10k is becoming one the most popular and well regarded 10k events in the North West.

2 for 1 Ski and Snowboard Lessons at Chill Factore
01 August 2016 – 30 September 2016
Avoid the rain and grey skies this “Summer” – 2 for 1 on Beginner Ski and Snowboard Lessons, from £165 for 2 people.

Match hospitality with Gary Neville at Hotel Football
10 September 2016
On Saturday 10th September, former United right-back, England International and Hotel Football joint-owner Gary Neville joins guests in the Stadium Suite for a post-match Q&A session.


Family & Festivals

Chester Zoo Wildlife Connections Festival
16 September 2016 – 17 September 2016
Two days of intimate wildlife encounters, nature activities, workshops, live music and cinema will take place at Chester Zoo as part of a new festival celebrating all things UK wildlife.

Red House Farm Maize Maze
Tea / Coffee ShopThe Red House Farm annual Maize Maze event is one of the must-visit summer attractions in the North West.

Autumn Handmade Festival 2016 – Saddleworth Creative Network
17 September 2016 – 18 September 2016
Uppermill Civic Hall will once again play host to a fine selection of local handmade stalls this year at the ‘Saddleworth Handmade Festivals’.

Brandlesholme Scarecrow Festival
09 September 2016 – 18 September 2016
Brandlesholme Scarecrow Festival makes it’s return and the theme is children’s stories and poems.

Festejar Spanish Festival
01 September 2016 – 04 September 2016
Manchester’s Spanish Festival in Albert Square.

02 September 2016 – 03 September 2016
The Gin Society festival brings people together to celebrate all things gin hosted in Manchester Cathedral.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival

29 September 2016 – 10 October 2016
The UK’s largest urban food and drink festival.

Ramsbottom Festival
16 September 2016 – 18 September 2016

A festival of music and food.

5 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (19 – 21 August)

Here is our guide to the best of whats on in and around the Greater Manchester region this weekend.

Chorlton Makers Market

Chorlton Makers Market
20 August
Visitors will find the very finest of local food, drink, art, design, vintage, and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and business local to the North West. Find out more.

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Morrissey at Manchester Arena
20 August
Morrissey has announced his only UK show of the year with a headline date at Manchester Arena as part of an international run of shows this August. Click here for more information.

Rochdale FGF

Rochdale Feel Good Festival
19 – 20 August
Expect live music from established names, must-see rising stars and first class cooking from world renowned chefs. Find out more.

Great Village Bake Off

Great Village Bake Off 2016
21 August
The Great Village Bake Off returns to Manchester’s Gay Village this weekend. In it’s 4th year, this year’s Bake Off promises to be the best yet! Find out more.

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Wigan Live Festival
19 August – 20 August 2016
Showcasing some of the best unsigned bands and soloists from the local area and further afield, Wigan Live Festival returns for a fourth year this weekend. Click here for more information.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.

 

5 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (12 – 14 August)

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Caribbean Carnival of Manchester
12 – 13 August
Alexandra Park comes alive with a vibrant celebration of Caribbean music, dance and costume. With 10 entertainment stages and a parade there will be something for everyone.


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1916:2016 Commemoration Concert 
13 August
Join the world famous Hallé orchestra and the Irish World Heritage Centre at the Bridgewater Hall for a night celebrating Irish culture, music and dance.  


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Northern Quarter Makers Market
14 August
The Makers Market returns to Stephenson Square, renowned for mouth watering street food, excellent gifts and live DJ performances.


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Belle Vue Colts vs Rye House
12 August
Witness one of Manchester’s finest sports teams compete in over 15 races travelling at speeds in excess of 70mph with no brakes at the Belle Vue Stadium.


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Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park 
12 – 14 August
Tatton Park is celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl with a jam-packed calendar of Roald Dahl themed events including favorites Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda.

5 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (5 – 7 August)

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Adrenaline Rush Manchester
Saturday 06 August
Taking place at Heaton Park over either 5k or 10k, get ready for some different and enjoyable, muddy action in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.


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MediaCityUK Official Team GB FanZone
05 August – 21 August 2016
MediaCityUK will host live coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the large screen in the piazza.


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Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam
06 August 2016
Bringing a full day festival, jam-packed with live music, to Manchester city centre, it’s set to be an event to remember.


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Music Tours
Explore the legendary Manchester music scene from Joy Division to Oasis and everything in-between.


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The Whitworth – Outdoor art club
Saturday 11 August
A workshop that brings art, nature and creativity together that takes place come rain or shine. These sessions are all about art and getting creative in the great outdoors – in the Whitworth Park – whatever the weather.

Don’t forget to visit our competitions page for your chance to win tickets to the Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil premier, including meal at Wagamama’s and hotel stay.

What’s on in Greater Manchester this August

Amaluna presents several breathtaking acts. One of them is the Balance Goddess. She creates a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. Photo legend: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Mérédith Caron © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

Amaluna presents several breathtaking acts. One of them is the Balance Goddess. She creates a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. Photo legend: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Mérédith Caron © 2015 Cirque du Soleil.

Music & Theatre

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
07 August
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Morrissey at Manchester Arena
20 August
Morrissey has announced his only UK show of the year with a headline date at Manchester Arena as part of an international run of shows this August.

Sister Act at The Palace Theatre
29 August – 3 September
The Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act returns to the UK with a brand new production directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.

The Who at Manchester Arena
31 August
The Who, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will perform a special show at Manchester Arena this summer as part of their Back To The Who Tour 2016.


Family Events

Wind in the Willows
29 July – 12 August
Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad on a hilarious interactive adventure.

The Pirate Adventure – East Lancs Railway
4 – 18  August
Don your eye patch and join Captain Kidd and crew on a steam powered hunt for treasure.

Just So Festival
19 – 21 August
An imaginative outdoor adventure like no other showcasing the best art, music, literature, comedy and theatre for families.

Free outdoor theatre in Tameside parks
4 – 24 August
The curtain is up on a magical programme of free outdoor theatre performances to be staged in Tameside parks this summer.

Family Weekend with Peppa & George
27 – 29 August
Welcome everyone’s favourite piggy pair at the East Lancashire Railway.


Sporting Events

MediaCityUK Official Team GB FanZone
05 – 21 August
Rio de Janeiro may be some 6,000 miles away but supporters of Team GB are set to be taken closer to the action at this summer’s Olympic Games as MediaCityUK is confirmed as an Official Team GB FanZone.

Adrenaline Rush Manchester
6 August
An urban assault course incorporating some thrilling obstacles and some daring challenges.


Festivals & Events

Manchester Loves Cocktails Festival
8 – 15 August
Manchester Loves Cocktails festival launches this summer bringing together 30 of the city’s venues with a unique menu and a week-long programme of events for cocktail lovers!

Manchester Soul Festival
28 August
Following a successful first year in 2015, The Manchester Soul Festival will be back once again.

Moovin Music and Arts Festival
26 – 28 August
The third annual Moovin is expanding, adding live music, workshops, arts and culture events to its DJ line-ups of previous years.

Wigan Live Festival
19 – 20 August
Showcasing some of the best unsigned bands and soloists from the local area and further afield, Wigan Live Festival returns for a fourth year in 2016.

Bolton Food & Drink Festival
26 – 29 August
This four day event is bursting with cooking demonstrations, speciality markets, entertainment and family fun.

Caribbean Carnival of Manchester
13 – 14 August
A vibrant celebration of Caribbean music, dance, theatre and costume.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival
19 – 20 August
Two days packed with fabulous free entertainment in Rochdale. Live music and first class cooking from world renowned chefs.

Manchester Pride
26 – 29 August
The Big Weekend is held over four days where Manchester’s Gay Village becomes the focus for thousands of visitors to enjoy one of the best parties in the UK.

For your chance to win tickets to Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil and Digital Kids Show, please visit our competitions page.

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Top picks for Science in the City

Over the next week, there are plenty of events planned to get your scientific juices flowing, as Manchester proudly hosts Science in the City. We’ve put together some of our top picks, however you can find a full itinerary on the dedicated Science in the City website. There’s also a really handy app for both Android and Apple smartphone users to help plan your visit.

You can also keep up to date over on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Bluedot Festival

Bluedot is a brand new festival of discovery at Jodrell Bank, the iconic observatory and heart of our quest for knowledge of the cosmos. Bluedot invites you to camp out under the stars, and to explore a stellar programme of music, science, arts, technology, culture, food and film.

Friday 22 – Saturday 24 July


 

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Allotment of the Future

Visit the Allotment of the Future to explore how we could make the most of our urban spaces to grow food in the future and what kind of menus we might be choosing from in years to come.
Come along to explore the space and also to take part in activities led by scientists, growers and top chefs including Mary-Ellen McTague, Robert Owen Brown and Masterchef participant Oliver Bray.

Saturday 23-Friday 29th July. (All activities are drop in.)


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Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond

Journey with explorers working at the cutting edge of material technology and immerse yourself in the wonders of a two-dimensional world through a combination of fascinating objects, photographs, music, films and newly commissioned artworks.

Saturday 23 – Monday 25 (10.00-17.00 )


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Tiny Science: Platform for Investigation

Take part in hands-on, interactive experiments alongside other curious minds and discover your inner scientist! You will also get a chance to explore how Manchester scientists produced graphene, the world’s first 2D material, and have a try yourself!

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 July (11.00-16.00)


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Shared Sky

The exhibition seeks to reflect the richness of the artist’s ancestor’s understanding of the world developed across countless generations observing the movements of the night sky.

Monday 25 – Saturday 30 July (09.00-20.00)


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Science of Me: Aging

Meet the experts who research the signs of ageing and try out the technology they use.

Wednesday 26 July (11.00 – 18.00)


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Science of Me: The Breath

We breathe between 17,000 to 30,000 times per day, usually without even thinking about it. Our breathing can be affected by many factors including illness, climate and air quality. Now new technologies offer different ways of understanding these factors and how they affect us. You can find out about two innovative projects that are encouraging people to be citizen scientists, #BritainBreathing and Human Sensor.

Wednesday 27 July (11.00 – 18.00)


Sensory Soundpit

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Inspired by Di’s own research into the ways in which the brain responds to sound, the Sensory Soundpit is an ambitious project which will utilise an immersive environment where sound is represented by shape, touch, motion and image.

Saturday 23  – Fiday 29 July (14.00-17.00)


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Reanimate

Drop in and learn more about reconditioning donor organs for transplantation from Dr James Fildes and his team from the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Manchester.

There will be two, 30 minute live demonstrations taking place at 12:00 and 15:30  for which booking is necessary.

Friday 29 July (11.00-16.00)

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6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (15 – 17 July)

Here is our guide to the best of whats on in and around the Greater Manchester region this weekend.

Foodies Festival at Tatton Park

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There’s a special focus on Brazilian street food this year to celebrate the Olympic host’s cuisine, as well as live cookery demonstrations, wine masterclasses, a whole host of international cuisines, and much more. Click here for more information.

Broken at Media City

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Acclaimed UK dance company Motionhouse come to MediaCityUK for a free, one-off, outdoor staging of their earth-shattering production, Broken. Find out more.

Ironman UK

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The UK’s premier long distance Triathlon, IRONMAN returns to Bolton this weekend. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the athletes in action. See more at Visit Manchester.

Raise the Roof at East Lancashire Railway

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With quirky live music performances and the very best in local food and ales, there is no better way to contribute to a good cause while having a good time. Find out more.

Manchester Airport Aviation and Transport Festival

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The Battle of Britain memorial flight will take place, and visitors will be able to see hot air balloons, and over 500 classic cars. Click here for more information.

RNCM Young Explorers Concert: Creatures in the Night

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In this performance of Arthur Butterworth’s Creatures in the Night, the orchestra will recreate the sounds of the animals and will use lighting and other clever tricks to immerse the audience in the action. Find out more.

Your chance to win…a VIP trip for two with Virgin Trains

Be in with a chance to win return First Class tickets to Manchester, including an overnight stay at Hotel Gotham and three-course meal with cocktails at Pho. All you have to do is enter your details here before Friday 29 July 2016.

See our other competitions here.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.