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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.
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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.

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.

 

 

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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

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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.

 

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (23-25 September)

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

Anthony Crolla vs Jorge Linares

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24 September 2016
Anthony Crolla fights Jorge Linares in Lightweight unification fight at Manchester Arena.


Artisan Restaurant & Bar presents MarketFest

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Artisan Restaurant & Bar are set to launch their first ever monthly Market Fest from Sunday 25th September, which will run from 12 – 5 pm.


The British Sound Project @ Victoria Warehouse

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24 September 2016
The British Sound Project – the inaugural indoor music festival – takes place this Saturday 24 September at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester


‘Goodtimes’ at the Hard Rock Cafe

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24 September 2016
Join the Hard Rock Cafe from 8pm for the launch of ‘GOODTIMES’, a brand new, free weekly Saturday night experience.


Rochdale half marathon, 10k & fun run

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25 September 2016 – 25 September 2016
The exciting and varied scenery and traffic-free courses taking you on a tour of this historic town and some of its breath taking countryside including the stunning Hollingworth Lake.


Buy Arts Fair 2016

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22 September 2016 – 25 September 2016
One of the UK’s most important festivals of visual arts comes to Manchester.

Why not enter one of our competitions to win a meal for two at Infamous Diner, or 4 tickets to Regression Sessions at Antwerp Mansion.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

5 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (9-11 September)

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

Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

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07 September 2016 – 02 October 2016
Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil is in town with it’s legendary Big Top for the first time in six years.


Made Here at London Road

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25 hand picked designers will come together for a one off event at London Road Fire Station.


Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at the Museum of Science and Industry

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23 July 2016 – 25 June 2017
What’s invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel Graphene.


HAND CRAFT exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

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08 September 2016 – 30 October 2016
A celebration of craft, collaboration and heritage.


Fashion and Freedom Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

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13 May 2016 – 27 November 2016
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.

5 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (02-04 September)

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

Bolton Half Marathon

Bolton Half Marathon

This is the newest half marathon in the UK, with a fantastic finish line experience at Le Mans Crescent in Bolton. Find out more.

Festejar Spanish Festival

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Expect Spanish markets, dancing lessons and live bands when Albert Square is transformed into a little Spanish Oasis in the heart of the city. Click here for more information.

Sister Act at The Palace Theatre

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This weekend is the final chance to catch the Broadway and West End smash hit musical, Sister Act at the Palace Theatre. Find out more.

The Gin Society Festival at Manchester Cathedral

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The festival offers over 70 of the best gins from across the UK and Europe hosted in the beautiful Grade 1 listed building, Manchester Cathedral. Click here for more information.

UKFast 10k

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The UKFast City of Salford 10k route starts on the picturesque MediaCityUK Piazza and allows runners to get a fast start, making it the ideal course to get that all important personal best. Find out more.

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