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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.

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.

9 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (20 – 22 May)

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

Great CityGames

Great CityGames

The Great CityGames, Manchester is once again set to bring world class athletics to the city’s streets. The event will still provide a unique opportunity to see top athletes from across the globe complete in an urban environment. Find out more.

May Feast and Flower Market

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With a huge variety of fresh food, flowers and live music to enjoy, the May Feast and Flower Market on Exchange Square has something for everyone. Click here for more information.

Whit Friday Band Contest 2016

Whit Friday

Every year dozens of Brass Bands compete in the picturesque villages of Saddleworth in this unique and traditional event. Go to Visit Manchester for more information.

NatWest T20 Blast at Emirates Old Trafford

T20 Blast

Lancashire Lightning will hope to become the first county to retain the coveted NatWest T20 Blast trophy when they kick of their campaign at Emirates Old Trafford this Saturday against Derbyshire Falcons. Find out more.

Cocktails in the City

Cocktails in the city

Explore studios, workshops and dressing rooms to discover a whole new array of bars, cocktails, games and experiences at Old Granada Studios. Click here for more information.

HOME 1st Birthday Weekend

HOME birthday

HOME are throwing a weekend-long party full of art, workshops, performances, film previews, family theatre, DJ’s and dancing plus great food and drink. Click here for more information.

Morrisons Great Manchester Run 2016

Manchester Run

Europe’s leading 10k running event, broadcast live on the BBC, will return to the heart of the city on Sunday 22 May and is an event not to be missed. Go to Visit Manchester for more information.

An Inspector Calls at The Lowry

An Inspector

Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world; and has now arrived at The Lowry. Find out more.

Cities of Hope

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A Street Art convention which brings 9 of the worlds best artists to Manchester with the objective to force witness to 9 key social justice issues. 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 (13 – 15 May)

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

Castlefield Food Festival

Castlefield Food

A weekend showcase of some of Manchester’s finest chefs, restaurants and street food traders. See the Demonstration Kitchen, where the best and brightest of the region’s chefs show off their skills, and the Live Music Stage, providing music and entertainment throughout the weekend. Find out more.

Milltown to Moors Series Oldham 7K

Milltown 7k

The Oldham 7k is the first in the 2016 Milltown Race Series and takes runners on a diverse course that includes countryside pathways, quiet lanes and busier roads touching on the Tameside area on Oldham’s border. Click here for more information.

James at Manchester Arena

James

With a career that includes 14 studio albums and 20 UK top 40 singles – including Sit Down, She’s A Star, Laid and Come Home, James play Manchester Arena tonight. Find out more here.

Fashion and Freedom Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

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Starting this weekend, Fashion & Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery sees some of today’s leading female fashion designers explore the impact the First World War had on the changing role of women and fashion. Go to Visit Manchester for more information.

Loomings at Bury Art Museum

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It’s the final chance to catch this exhibition at Bury Art Museum – a new project by artist David Ogle harnessing the drama of remote landscapes as he produces artworks that call attention to their own environments. Find out more.

Twelfth Night at HOME

12th night

This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare. Click here for more information.

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

7 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (22 – 24 April)

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

Milltown to Moors Series – Sprint Triathlon

Oldham Triathlon

Milltown’s most diverse challenge yet is back by popular demand for a second year this Sunday. The event, hosted in the Saddleworth area will see participants carry out a 400 metre swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run. Find out more.

Manchester Punk Festival

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With over 60 bands playing across three days, Manchester Punk Festival is back with a bang for its second year. Click here for more information.

BBC Philharmonic Shakespeare 400

BBC Philharmonic

On the day that marks both the exact 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the traditional date of his birth, the BBC Philharmonic celebrate at the Bridgewater Hall. Find out more.

The Way through the Woods by John Eastwood

Stockport Gallery

‘The Way through the Woods’ is an evocative and spellbinding journey into the soul of the North West, taking visitors beyond the everyday and familiar to the seldom seen areas that lie beyond the beaten track. See more at visitmanchester.com.

Northern Vegan Festival

Northern Vegan Festival

The festival will have over 200 vegan/animal welfare and rights stalls, dozens of films and presentations, live music, cookery demonstrations and children’s activities. Click here for more information.

5 Seconds of Summer at Manchester Arena

5SOS

5SOS will be playing tracks from their new studio album Sounds Good, Feels Good at their Manchester Arena show. Find out more.

Top 5 Walks with a View

Walks with a view

Explore some of the fantastic walks in Greater Manchester where you can make the most of the sunny weather whilst taking in a beautiful view. Click here for more information.

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

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