Category Archives: crafts

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (16-18 September)

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

Salford’s Big Day Out

big-day-out

A huge host of family events set to make a great day out in Salford, with plenty to keep the kids entertained. Find out more.


Ramsbottom Festival

rammy-fest

With its eclectic mix of indie, rock and folk music, as well as family arts shows and specially brewed ales, Ramsbottom Festival is set to return this weekend. Find out more.


Gracie Fields Weekend in Rochdale

gracie-fields

A weekend of celebrations to mark the unveiling of the Gracie Fields statue in Rochdale, including a dinner dance and children’s activities. Click here for more information.


Chester Zoo Wildlife Connections

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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. Click here for more information.


Greater Manchester Walking Weekends

walking-weekends

People across Greater Manchester will have the chance to step out and discover more about the region’s heritage and countryside with Walking Weekends this weekend. More information.


Albert’s Schloss: Oktoberfest

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Albert Schloss is hosting it’s very own Oktoberfest at the heart of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival starting this weekend. Find out more.

Why not enter one of our competitions to win a meal for two at Infamous Diner, or a Family Ticket to Manchester City Women v Chelsea Ladies’ in the FA Women’s Super League. Find out more.

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

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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.

Morrissey

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.

WLF

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 (08 – 10 July)

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

Wigan International Jazz Festival

Wigan Jazz

Celebrating the 31st Festival in style, Wigan Jazz Festival brings a programme packed with world-class artists. Find out more.

Tennis Family Weekend at First Street

Tennis on First

Join First Street this weekend for a couple days of tennis-themed fun, including the Wimbledon Final. There will be magicians, music acts, tennis coaching, films, jugglers, face painting and much more. Click here for more information.

Northern Quarter Makers Market

NQ Makers

Enjoy some eats, beats and treats at Northern Quarter’s Makers Market, with a whole host of crafts and creatives alongside some tasty treats and all the best music from DJ Pasta Paul. Find out more.

In a Forest, Dark and Deep at Salford Arts TheatreIn a Forest, Dark and Deep at Salford Arts Theatre

In a Forest

In a Forest, Dark and Deep is a gripping, dramatic tale of sibling rivalry. Betty and Bobby grew up together. They’ve argued their way through childhood and troubled teen years. Click here for more information.

Art Battle Manchester

Art Battle

Going head-to-head across two combat zones, a 600-strong capacity audience will watch painters, tattooists, illustrators and street artists take part in the city’s largest competitive live-painting event yet. Find out more.

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

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (8- 10 April)

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

MCR Marathon

Awarded the official title of UK’s Best Marathon for two years running at the Running Awards, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford returns this Sunday. Find out more.

Jack Garratt at Albert Hall

Jack Garratt

As part of his 11-date tour, winner of the BBC Introducing Award Jack Garratt will play a headline show at Manchester’s Albert Hall. For tickets and information, click here.

Viva Spanish and Latin American Festival at HOME

Viva Fest

For its 22nd edition, ¡Viva! returns to HOME with a packed film programme presenting titles from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. Click here for more information.

Your Shelter is R

Your Shelter is R

This brand new exhibition explores what it was like to live during the Second World War, with a unique look at air raid preparations, rationing and daily life. Find out more.

Spring Studio at the Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth

Take the lead from artist Nico Vascellari to create works inspired by art and nature. Have a go at making your own instruments inspired by Vascellari’s magical work, and make tree sculptures together with your family that will live and grow in the Whitworth park. Click here for more information.

Explore Greater Manchester and beyond with Transpennine Express

TPE

TransPennine Express Advance Purchase tickets will be half price when you book online between Monday 4 April – Sunday 10 April. Head somewhere new this weekend. Click here for more information.

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (18-20 March)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Choc Fest

The annual Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival returns for a weekend full of chocolate, featuring a chocolate themed street market with artisan chocolatiers, street entertainment, children’s craft area, alfresco dining, craft and local food stalls. Click here for more information.

Spinningfields Makers Market

Spin market

The Spinningfields Makers Markets returns to Spinningfields Square and the Avenue and over the weekend will be a hub for the finest food and drink, art & design. Find out more here.

Ellie Goulding at Manchester Arena

Ellie Goulding

Two-time BRIT Award winner, Ellie Goulding will perform at Manchester Arena this Saturday, with special guest John Newman. Find out more and buy tickets here.

 

Manchester Storm Vs. Cardiff Devils

MCR Storm

The Cardiff Devils visit the Manchester Storm in the Final home game of the 2015/16 Elite Ice Hockey League season. Find out more.

Footloose at The Palace Theatre

Footloose

Based on the 1980s riveting screen sensation, Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. Click here for more information.

Manchester Irish Festival

March Blog

The Manchester Irish Festival comes to a close this weekend, though there are still plenty of events to get stuck into across Greater Manchester. Find out more at Visit Manchester.

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

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (04-06 March)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Manchester Film Festival

Maniff

Writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals and film lovers alike are all invited to celebrate the best independent cinema from around the world. Click here for more information.

Levenshulme Market

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After its annual winter hiatus, the weekly Levenshulme Market is back with a bang on this Saturday. Held as usual between 10am and 4pm on the train station car park in the centre of Levenshulme. More information.

Deadbolt celebrates its fifth birthday

Deadbolt

Join the birthday celebrations which will feature live performances with special guests, games and giveaways. Click here for more information.

Manchester Irish Festival

MIF

Fifteen days of Irish cultural extravaganza commences today as the Manchester Irish Festival celebrates its 21st birthday. The 15 day party, will feature a full programme of Irish culture, comedy, heritage, literature, music, sport and theatre. Find out more.

Mother’s Day in Manchester

Mother's Day

Treat Mum to a special day this Sunday, from afternoon tea, to a spa day and the great outdoors. Find out more.

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet at The Lowry

BRB

Kenneth MacMillan’s best-loved adaptation of this famous play is part of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2016 Shakespeare celebration, which continues this weekend at The Lowry. Click here for more information.

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

What’s On in Greater Manchester this March

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Easter in Manchester

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival
19 – 20 March
Chocolate, entertainment and family fun brought together in a deliciously tasty festival in Ramsbottom. Need we say any more? Click here for details.

Charlie Chocolate Easter at Tatton Park
25 – 28 March
Enthralling trails, spell binding magic shows, captivating puppet theatre plus a Stable yard of chocolatey treats to eat and scrumptious things to buy. Find out more here.

The Passion at HOME
25 – 26 March
In the historical surrounds of Campfield Market, an abridged version of Bach’s iconic oratorio St Matthew Passion is brought to life as an immersive fully-staged opera. Click here for more information.

Something for the family

Junkyard Golf Club
1 – 31 March
Bring family and friends along to Junkyard Golf Club this March for a fun-filled crazy golf experience with music and cocktails. Find out more at Visit Manchester.

The Cat in the Hat at The Lowry
11 March – 13 March
With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, The Cat in the Hat turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home? To find out more, click here.

Cirque Berserk at The Palace Theatre
7 – 9 March
With thrilling stunts and mind-blowing tricks, Cirque Berserk will be an action-packed event guaranteed to entertain. Click here for more information.

Peppa Pig’s Surprise at The Lowry
30 March – 31 March
Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. Enjoy fun, loads of songs and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show. Click here for more information.

Manchester Irish Festival
4 – 20 March
With over 200 events at 100 different venues, Manchester Irish Festival is now firmly established as Europe’s biggest Irish Festival outside of the Emerald Isle. Find out more.

Arts and culture

Manchester Film Festival
03 March – 06 March
Writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals and film lovers alike are all invited to celebrate the best independent cinema from around the world. Find out more.

King Charles III at Manchester Opera House
7 – 12 March
Prince Charles ascends to the throne after the passing of The Queen, but what future lies ahead for new monarch? Find out in this entertaining performance. More information here.

The Witches at The Lowry
21 – 26 March
Literature comes to life on stage at the Lowry this March as Roald Dahl scariest book is transformed into a terrifying treat for the family. To find out more go to Visit Manchester.

Chicago the Musical at Manchester Opera House
21 March – 2 April
Based on real events in the roaring 1920s, international award winning Chicago comes to Manchester with a star studded cast promising for a spectacular occasion. More details here.

Didsbury Makers Market
27 March
This event is held on the last Sunday of the month and includes food, drink, art and design, plus performances by local musicians and djs.Find out more here.

Dance 88/89

27 March
The summer of love returns for one night only in an evening celebrating the music and culture of acid house and Balearic. Click here for more information.

FutureEverything
30 March – 2 April
Manchester’s annual collaborate arts festival returns with a packed programme of new commissions and world class performances on the theme of less is more. Find out more here.

Spinningfields Makers Market
19 – 20 March
From vintage stalls to inspiring Manchester artists to award winning pies and hot chilli chutneys, the stalls that have been carefully selected from North West Artisan producers will show the very best of local food, drink, vintage, art and modern craft that the region has to offer. Find out more here.

International Women’s Day at IWM North
06 March – 28 March 2016
Visit IWM North for a range of events to mark International Women’s Day 2016, as part of Manchester’s Wonder Women 2016 Festival. Click here for more information.

Live Music

Wolf Alice at Manchester Academy
10 March
For those who missed out on catching the band during their wildly successful previous UK run, it’s a fresh chance to catch the band at Manchester Academy this month. Head to Visit Manchester for more information.

The 1975 at the Manchester O2 Apollo
13 March 2016 – 15 March 2016
The 1975 will play a set of homecoming gigs at the O2 Apollo in support of their second album’I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’. Click here for more information.

Little Mix at Manchester Arena
24 March 2016
Little Mix will return to Manchester Arena as part of their 14 date UK tour in spring 2016, performing tracks from their new studio album, Get Weird including their UK number one, Black Magic. Find out more here.

Mariah Carey at Manchester Arena
18 March 2016
Returning to Manchester for the first time since her Charmbracelet Tour back in 2003, the music icon will be drawing on her back catalogue of over 18 number one singles and performing her biggest hits. Click here for more information.

Manchester Camerata – The Mozart Session
12 March 2016
Following on from the concert double bill of Haydn Piano Concertos in 2013, RNCM are delighted to welcome back Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for an all-Mozart programme set to redefine live performances of the great master. Find out more here.

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