Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (01 – 04 May 2015)

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.

Chortle at the best in stand up

Comedy Store

Laugh your head off this Friday and Saturday evening at Manchester’s purpose built 500 seat Comedy Store.

See the start of something special


HOME will open with a weekend of world premiere theatre, new visual arts commissions, and a unique film and music project.

Shake hands with the fat controller

Day Out With Thomas










Meet Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends, who are waiting to take you on a journey along the East Lancashire Railway.

Feast on some artisan scran

Lowry Outlet Food Festival









Better than ever before, the unmissable, free to enter Lowry Outlet Food Festival is a treat for everyone with a taste for fine food and drink.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

@Su_Matthews: Definitely the annual Ram Roast in Cheadle Village
‏@VisitBolton: Go to see ‘The Ancient Secret of Youth and the Five Tibetans’ at the @octagontheatre!
‏@naomijane1234: national football museum. My 10 year old scored a cracking goal in the ‘ Robbie savage’ net when we last went!!
‏@AdeleJ1975: @CGManchester to see @nickdillonart latest work. 👍 Manchester artist hand painting Manchester icons..
‏@visit_bury: Loads of family fun in Bury! Everyone’s favourite steam engine is visiting the @eastlancsrly: this weekend
‏@misheleneous: #Heatonpark #prestwich Its FREE! #Manchester #DiscoverManchester
@ContactMcr: extend your Bank Holiday into next week with original+bold new theatre 5-9 May #flyingsolo2015

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest this weekend:

Diane Hughes: Manchester Cathedral, the Manchester Museum, Green Walk Art and Crafts Open Day
Manchester House Restaurant and Lounge: This Sunday the Lounge on 12 will be open for Afternoon Tea from 12pm with live jazz music and Ketel One Vodka mini masterclasses

For more information about what’s on in Manchester go to


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