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9 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (25 – 27 November)

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Andy Warhol at the Whitworth
19 November 2016 – 16 April 2017
Andy Warhol’s work will be featured at the Whitworth art gallery as part of their ‘Artists Room’ exhibitions.

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
25 November 2016 – 23 December 2016
Watch the children’s eyes light up and their imagination run wild on a magical night time journey through the zoo.

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Lantern Parade at Tatton Park
25 November 2016 – 25 November 2016
Cheer Father Christmas as he arrives with his elves at Tatton Park during the Lantern Parade.

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Gloriumptious Christmas Mansion
21 November 2016 – 18 December 2016
Step in to the Christmas mansion and into Roald Dahl’s magical world.

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Oasis Exhibition
02 November 2016 – 28 January 2017
Manchester Central Library presents a photographic journey into the history of Oasis.

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Santa Specials at East Lancashire Railway
26 November 2016 – 24 December 2016
The ever popular festive train returns! Enjoy decorated stations, brass bands, magicians, costumed characters and a visit from Father Christmas.

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Revolution Series: Champions League
25 November 2016 – 26 November 2016
The Revolution Series Champions League visits Manchester for the brand new format of racing as the stars of the road take on the champions of the track.

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Manchester Christmas Markets
10 November 2016 – 20 December 2016
The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best festive offering to date.

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The Rink at Cathedral Gardens
04 November 2016 – 08 January 2017
For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.

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

8 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (18 – 20 November)

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Manchester Christmas Markets
10 November 2016 – 20 December 2016
The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best festive offering to date.

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The Rink at Cathedral Gardens
04 November 2016 – 08 January 2017
For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.

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Christmas at Manchester Craft & Design Centre
19 November 2016 – 24 December 2016
From gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling, to experiences you’ll remember for years to come, Memories Are Made at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.


Christmas at Corn Exchange
14 November 2016 – 24 December 2016
Festive fun with the winter sleigh providing the perfect backdrop for a Christmas photo, and 13 great restaurants for refuelling

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George’s Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House
15 November 2016 – 19 November 2016
Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper.

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Maximo Park, The Sunshine Underground & Happy Mondays’ Bez at Sound Control
20 November 2016
A selection of the UK’s finest music acts will play Manchester’s Sound Control for a very special one day festival, in celebration of Chris Glaba

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1966 World Cup Exhibition at National Football Museum
23 October 2016 – 23 April 2017
Share in England’s famous 1966 World Cup win with friends and family this season with a visit to the 1966 World Cup Exhibition.

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Andy Warhol at the Whitworth
19 November 2016 – 16 April 2017
Andy Warhol’s work will be featuring at the Whitworth as part of their ‘Artists Room’ exhibitions.

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

12 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (11 – 13 November)

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Manchester Christmas Markets

10 November 2016 – 20 December 2016

The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best festive offering to date.

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The Rink at Cathedral Gardens

04 November 2016 – 08 January 2017

For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.

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The Winter Gathering at London Road Fire Station

11 November 2016 – 26 December 2016

Winter markets, an ice skating rink, street food stalls, bars, an art space and a programme of live music and DJs.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen at Victoria Warehouse

09 November 2016 – 11 November 2016

Swiftly following the release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Ride’, Brit Breakthrough Award winners Catfish and the Bottlemen announce a UK Tour this November

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Doki Doki Festival Manchester

12 November 2016 – 12 November 2016

Doki Doki – The Manchester Japanese Festival is an event held in Manchester, UK, celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

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Europe’s Largest Walk-in Christmas Tree at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

09 November 2016 – 24 December 2016

Visit Europe’s tallest walk-in Christmas tree for a truly magical Christmas feel at Cheshire.

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Ideal Home Show at Christmas

10 November 2016 – 13 November 2016

Deck The Halls at The Ideal Home Show at Christmas, back this November.

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La Discotheque at Albert Hall

12 November 2016

Manchester’s iconic Albert Hall unveil a new party room in the Bell Tower and an electric line up.

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Oasis Exhibition

02 November 2016 – 28 January 2017

Manchester Central Library presents a photographic journey into the history of Oasis.

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Rochdale Beer Festival

10 November 2016 – 12 November 2016

Over 100 real ales, ciders and perries will be available at the 2016 Rochdale Beer Festival, organised in partnership with CAMRA.

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Santa’s Christmas Grotto at The Trafford Centre

07 November 2016 – 24 December 2016

Make sure you head North this Christmas and embark on a magical and breathtaking adventure to the North Pole – The Polar Expedition at intu Trafford Centre!

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Tameside Lantern Parade

12 November 2016

Tameside’s spectacular lantern parade will be the first of many exciting events in the borough during the countdown to Christmas.

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

 

13 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (4– 6 November)

 
Manchester Christmas Lights Switch On
Takes place 4 November 2016.
Manchester’s switch-on party will officially open six weeks of festive celebrations and attractions.

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The Rink at Cathedral Gardens
04 November 2016 – 08 January 2017
For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.

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Little Shop of Horrors
31 October 2016 – 05 November 2016
The Little Shop of Horrors is a charming, kooky and hilarious 1950s musical sci-fi spoof.

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Manchester Fashion Weekender
05 November 2016 – 06 November 2016
It’s all about fun, fashion and freebies at Manchester Arndale as Manchester Fashion Weekender comes to town.

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Oasis Exhibition
02 November 2016 – 28 January 2017
Manchester Central Library presents a photographic journey into the history of Oasis.

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Percolate
21 September 2016 – 19 November 2016
Acclaimed party crew Percolate are back once again this autumn with a tasteful party assault up and down the UK.

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RNCM Events
30 September 2016 – 18 December 2016
Take a look at the exciting list of performances and events at Royal Northern College of Music for the rest of 2016.

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Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park
01 February 2016 – 31 December 2016
The most gloriumptious things are set to happen in 2016 as Tatton Park embarks on a magical journey celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl.

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The Snowman – Screening with Live Orchestra
21 October 2016 – 20 December 2016
Bring all the family to the big screening of The Snowman, accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s beautiful score.

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The Warehouse Project 2016
23 September 2016 – 01 January 2017
The Warehouse Project have announced their line ups for 2016 bringing the biggest names in the music industry to Manchester.

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The Wind in the Willows @ The Lowry
27 October 2016 – 06 November 2016
The Wind in the Willows – A new musical by the award winning Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

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VIP Shopping Event at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
04 November 2016 – 06 November 2016
Enjoy an additional 20% off outlet prices in over 60 stores and gain access to the exclusive VIP Lounge.

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1966 World Cup Exhibition at National Football Museum
23 October 2016 – 23 April 2017
Share in England’s famous 1966 World Cup win with friends and family this season with a visit to the 1966 World Cup Exhibition.

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

What’s on in Greater Manchester this November

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The run up to Christmas has begun in Greater Manchester, and there’s plenty going on to get you in the festive spirit.

Music and Theatre

Birdy at Manchester Albert Hall
03 November 2016
Birdy has had a fantastic start to 2016 with the release of her third album ‘Beautiful Lies’ which charted in the Top 10 in 43 countries worldwide, including number 4 in the UK.

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Victoria Warehouse
09 November 2016 – 11 November 2016
Swiftly following the release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Ride’, Brit Breakthrough Award winners Catfish and the Bottlemen announce a UK Tour this November that includes three huge dates at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse.

George’s Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House
15 November 2016 – 19 November 2016
When George’s grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen. And George’s adventure has just begun.

Chase & Status at O2 Apollo
22 November 2016
Following their incredible sold-out headline performance at Wireless Festival this Summer, Chase & Status have announced their 2016 UK tour.

National Ballet of China: The Peony Pavillion
22 November 2016 – 26 November 2016
The Lowry is set to host the prestigious National Ballet of China (NBC) this November (22–26) with a five-night run of one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature, The Peony Pavilion.

Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre
29 November 2016 – 28 January 2017
Now celebrating 10 extraordinary years in London’s West End, Billy Elliot the Musical, comes to Manchester.

The Warehouse Project 2016
23 September 2016 – 01 January 2017
The Warehouse Project have announced their line ups for 2016 bringing the biggest names in the music industry to Manchester.


Festive Events

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch On
04 November 2016
Manchester’s switch-on party will officially open six weeks of festive celebrations and attractions that make sure Manchester is well known as the Christmas capital of the UK.

Manchester Ice
04 November 2016 – 08 January 2017
For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.

Tree Lighting at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
09 November 2016
Marvel as Europe’s largest walk-in Christmas tree is lit up with musical fireworks & festive entertainment on Wednesday 9th November from 6pm.

Manchester Christmas Markets
10 November – 20 December 2016
The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best festive offering to date.

Bar Hütte at Spinningfields
10 November 2016 – 01 January 2017
Bar Hütte is coming back to Spinningfields along with festive favourites, the Gin Apple Winter Toddy and the house special, the Twisted Bombardino.

Ideal Home Show at Christmas
10 November – 13 November 2016
Deck The Halls at The Ideal Home Show at Christmas, back this November at EventCity

The Winter Gathering at London Road Fire Station
11 November 2016 – 26 December 2016
See the stunning buildings and courtyard of London Road Fire Station transformed into a magical winter market, featuring an ice skating rink, street food stalls, bars, an art space and a programme of live music and DJs.

Father Christmas at the Farm
26 November – 18 December 2016
Come and see the favourite farmyard friends when visiting Father Christmas and his reindeer Prancer and Dancer at Tatton Park.


Art, Exhibitions & Festivals

Heated Exchanges at Manchester Craft & Design Centre
14 October 2016 – 02 January 2017
Glass just got Super Cool. Materials, makers and ideas meld together in this cutting edge exhibition that defies expectations of contemporary glass and pushes this fascinating material to its limits.

Stonewall Season Opening Discussion
01 November 2016
Kicking off the Stonewall Season in Manchester is a powerful line-up of some of the leading LGBT activists in the UK discussing the topic of uniting communities.

Doki Doki Festival Manchester
12 November 2016
Doki Doki – The Manchester Japanese Festival is an event held in Manchester, UK, celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

Manchester Animation Festival
15 November – 17 November 2016
Hosted at HOME in Manchester’s First Street complex, the festival brings one of the UK’s biggest animation hubs together and invites the international community to join together to delight in all things animated.

Andy Warhol at the Whitworth
19 November 2016 – 16 April 2017
Andy Warhol’s work will be featuring at the Whitworth as part of their ‘Artists Room’ exhibitions which will show the sharp critical opinions of an artist known to many primarily as art salesman, purveyor of product and celebrant of capitalism.


Shopping Events

VIP Shopping Event at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
04 November – 06 November 2016
Enjoy an additional 20% off outlet prices in over 60 stores and gain access to the exclusive VIP Lounge.

Manchester Fashion Weekender
05 November – 06 November 2016
It’s all about fun, fashion and freebies at Manchester Arndale as Manchester Fashion Weekender comes to town.

 For more inspiration this November go to visitmanchester.com.

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (14 – 16 October)

Here is our guide to the best of what’s on in and around the Greater Manchester region this weekend.oasisOasis Exhibition
14 October 2016 – 25 October 2016
The Oasis ‘Chasing the Sun’ exhibition will be coming home to Manchester from 14th October.

 

 

rough-runnerRough Runner
15 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
Rough Runner returns to Manchester in 2016 having hosted their biggest event of the year in 2015.

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15 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
The Spinningfields Makers Market will be taking place on the 3rd weekend of every month.

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15 October 2016
British ESA astronaut Tim Peake is coming to MediaCityUK to give a talk and answer questions with members of the public on Saturday 15th October 2016

remote-jpgHomegrown Folk Festival
13 October 2016 – 15 October 2016
The Met’s annual festival of the finest English Folk Music.

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10 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
Snooker’s new English Open will take place at Event City in Manchester.

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