Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Greater Manchester this weekend plus some suggestions from our social followers.
Manchester Irish Festival
Head into the city centre on Sunday 15 March to watch the UK’s largest annual St Patrick’s Day Parade, starting at 12pm from the Irish World Heritage Centre, where it will begin its route to its final destination in Albert Square at 1:30pm. For more information on the Irish Festival go to visitmanchester.com/manchester-irish-festival/
Levenshulme pop up market in the Northern Quarter
Treat mum this Sunday to a visit to the newly launched Levenshulme Markets in the NQ. The markets will be a regular pop up feature in the Northern Quarter every third Sunday of the month.
A musical the whole family can enjoy this weekend at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. The play is set in a particularly theatrical nursing home for actors, with a group of pensionable performers determined to prove that it’s not all behind them.
Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:
- @Jnhughes1996: Thaikhun it’s mega
- @StoneFXWalls: irish everything. ST Pats day events all over town.
- @shumadas: Go and have a pot of tea and a toasted tea cake @ArtOfTeaUK
And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest this weekend:
- Andrea Wagstaff: Visit Beef & pudding! They have live music on Fridays too.
- Lee Crocker: BALLET HOO!Come to Bury Art Museum to do lively Figure drawing with a violinist and ballet dancer https://www.facebook.com/events/507840152687580/
- Carly Bee: Head to The Milton Club for cocktails, dancing and fun times! themiltonclub.co.uk
- Philip Isherwood: Get fat at reds bbq and have a waffle burger!
- Carol Shorrock: Mother’s Day Sunday lunch at The Deansgate!
- Leon Shufflebotham: Go and see Hairspray at the Plaza Theatre in Stockport. It is on tonight, Saturday Afternoon and Saturday evening. Last three performances! Amazing production! Call: 0161 477 7779 or visit: stockportplaza.co.uk
- Bexy Boo: Get the national express coach to Chester Zoo and go and see the tiger cubs. The coach drops you at the gate
- Christopher James Smith: Head to John Rylands Library (on Deansgate) to see the stunning Victorian Neo-Gothic architecture. Pretend you’re in a Harry Potter film. Then head to Chetham’s Library (near Victoria station) to see if you can get a personal guided tour of its beautiful interior. Both are free AND indoors so you can stay dry!
- Teresa Nuttall: The Irish festival on Albert Square. Large beer marquee (O’Briens) hosting live music from 12 noon plus much more. Open until Tuesday 17th March.
- Bev Mander: Get ya self in Afflecks Palace!
- Lawrence Chapple-Gill: See Underworld, Stiff Little Fingers or Spandau Ballet. They’re all playing live this weekend.
- Katie O’Connor: This Saturday is the opening night of Guerrilla Eats Street Food Party for a 12 week run in their new venue. They will be opening at 5pm with some of the best food traders in town accompanied by local craft beers and a house DJ. It’s a family friendly event and their quirky new venue is at 29 Shudehill, Manchester M4 2AF. Don’t miss out!
- Roxanne Dease: Sunday for Mothers day – no corkage for Mums on champagne and sparkling at hangingditch wine merchants near the cathedral – of the weathers nice there is lots of outside seating too.
- Elaine Healey: Embrace all of the fabulous options the city offers from culture, history, shopping, food and drink
For more information about what’s on in Manchester go to www.visitmanchester.com