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8 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (18 – 20 November)

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Manchester Christmas Markets
10 November 2016 – 20 December 2016
The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best festive offering to date.

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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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Christmas at Manchester Craft & Design Centre
19 November 2016 – 24 December 2016
From gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling, to experiences you’ll remember for years to come, Memories Are Made at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.


Christmas at Corn Exchange
14 November 2016 – 24 December 2016
Festive fun with the winter sleigh providing the perfect backdrop for a Christmas photo, and 13 great restaurants for refuelling

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George’s Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House
15 November 2016 – 19 November 2016
Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper.

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Maximo Park, The Sunshine Underground & Happy Mondays’ Bez at Sound Control
20 November 2016
A selection of the UK’s finest music acts will play Manchester’s Sound Control for a very special one day festival, in celebration of Chris Glaba

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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.

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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.

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 (5 – 7 August)

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Adrenaline Rush Manchester
Saturday 06 August
Taking place at Heaton Park over either 5k or 10k, get ready for some different and enjoyable, muddy action in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.


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MediaCityUK Official Team GB FanZone
05 August – 21 August 2016
MediaCityUK will host live coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the large screen in the piazza.


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Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam
06 August 2016
Bringing a full day festival, jam-packed with live music, to Manchester city centre, it’s set to be an event to remember.


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Music Tours
Explore the legendary Manchester music scene from Joy Division to Oasis and everything in-between.


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The Whitworth – Outdoor art club
Saturday 11 August
A workshop that brings art, nature and creativity together that takes place come rain or shine. These sessions are all about art and getting creative in the great outdoors – in the Whitworth Park – whatever the weather.

Don’t forget to visit our competitions page for your chance to win tickets to the Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil premier, including meal at Wagamama’s and hotel stay.

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (15 – 17 July)

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

Foodies Festival at Tatton Park

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There’s a special focus on Brazilian street food this year to celebrate the Olympic host’s cuisine, as well as live cookery demonstrations, wine masterclasses, a whole host of international cuisines, and much more. Click here for more information.

Broken at Media City

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Acclaimed UK dance company Motionhouse come to MediaCityUK for a free, one-off, outdoor staging of their earth-shattering production, Broken. Find out more.

Ironman UK

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The UK’s premier long distance Triathlon, IRONMAN returns to Bolton this weekend. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the athletes in action. See more at Visit Manchester.

Raise the Roof at East Lancashire Railway

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With quirky live music performances and the very best in local food and ales, there is no better way to contribute to a good cause while having a good time. Find out more.

Manchester Airport Aviation and Transport Festival

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The Battle of Britain memorial flight will take place, and visitors will be able to see hot air balloons, and over 500 classic cars. Click here for more information.

RNCM Young Explorers Concert: Creatures in the Night

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In this performance of Arthur Butterworth’s Creatures in the Night, the orchestra will recreate the sounds of the animals and will use lighting and other clever tricks to immerse the audience in the action. Find out more.

Your chance to win…a VIP trip for two with Virgin Trains

Be in with a chance to win return First Class tickets to Manchester, including an overnight stay at Hotel Gotham and three-course meal with cocktails at Pho. All you have to do is enter your details here before Friday 29 July 2016.

See our other competitions here.

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

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (17 – 19 June)

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

The Stone Roses at the Etihad Stadium

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One of Manchester’s seminal bands, The Stone Roses play at the Etihad Stadium across the weekend. More info

Manchester Day Parade

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Manchester Day returns for families, residents and visitors to get together and celebrate all things Mancunian. More info.

Spinningfields Makers Market

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The Spinningfields Makers Markets return to Spinningfields Square and the Avenue over the weekend, creating a hub for the finest food and drink, art & design. More info.

The Mancorialist Exhibition “VI” in Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral

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The Mancorialist – presents its sixth exhibition in Proper Tea at The Manchester Cathedral, to celebrate and capture the lifestyle of the streets of Manchester.  More info

The Other Side of Midnight at Old Granada Studios

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Old Granada Studios is hosting a special exhibition, The Other Side of Midnight, revealing the most immersive moments when we live for music. Photo credit: Gavin Mills. More info.

Clifton Country Park

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Don’t forget our Walk of the Week is Clifton Country Park in Salford. More info.

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

What’s on in Greater Manchester this June

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Food and Drink

German Bierfest
1 – 5 June
The German Bierfest comes to Manchester for the first time this year, bringing with it a whole host of German entertainment, food and drink. Click here for more information.

Manchester Beer Week
10 – 19 June
This will be Manchester’s first city-wide beer festival, set up with the aim of bringing together thousands of drinkers through a series of events celebrating brewing and pub culture. Find out more.

The Lowry Outlet Food Festival
24  – 26 June 2016
The Lowry Outlet Food Festival returns and this year it is joined by some of the regions best loved restaurant chefs, the nation’s baking sweetheart and winner of The Great British Bake Off Nadiya Hussain plus Reggae Reggae sauce legend Levi Roots. Find out more.

Get 50% off food at Neighbourhood
01 – 30 June 2016
Receive 50% off at Neighbourhood following their recent revamp when you book online. Click here for more information.

Family Events

Manchester Day
19 June
A day for families, residents and visitors to get together and celebrate all things Mancunian that have made Manchester one of the world’s most iconic cities. Find out more.

Saddleworth Show 2016
26 June
The show will be backed up by the usual craft, charity and food stalls, and promises to be a great afternoon out for all the family. Find out more.

RNCM Summer Family Day
26 June
For the second year running, RNCM is delighted to be joining forces with MMU’s Manchester Children’s Book Festival for the Summer Family Day. Find out more.

Festivals and Events

Manchester Histories Festival
3 – 12 June
The festival takes place over 10 days with events held at a wide range of venues across Greater Manchester. Click here for more information.

Parklife Festival
11 – 12 June
Manchester’s biggest music festival returns this summer with one of the best line-ups to date. Find out more.

Greater Manchester Fringe Festival
24 June – 31 July
The fifth Greater Manchester Fringe Festival takes place this summer with 108 alternative and innovative shows over 38 days at 30 different venues. Find out more.

Music and Theatre

Singin’ in the Rain at the Octagon Theatre
3 – 25 June
Featuring all of the favourite songs from the 1952 MGM film, including Good Morning, Make ‘Em Laugh, You Are My Lucky Star and the title song, Singin’ in the Rain! Find out more.

On Corporation Street at HOME
10 – 25 June
ANU Productions and HOME present On Corporation Street, an immersive promenade production inspired by the memories and myths surrounding this seismic event. Click here for more information.

Rihanna at Emirates Old Trafford
29 June
The world-famous artisit will play at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday 29 June 2016, supported by The Weeknd. Find out more.

Sporting Events

U20 Rugby World Cup
7 – 25 June
See the very best young rugby players compete in the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester this June. Click here for more information.

Horwich Festival of Racing
19 June
Since it began in 2002, Horwich Festival of Racing has grown to become one of the most popular sporting events in the North West. Find out more.

 

 

 

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (06 – 08 May)

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

Spin Cycle Festival 2016

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Showcasing more than one hundred of the most forward-thinking cycling brands, the show celebrates cycling, fashion, design, innovation and culture.  Find out more.

Grub May Carnival at Sadler’s Yard

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GRUB are back with their second instalment of their hugely successful Manchester food fair including a whole host of street food operators, fresh produce, arts & crafts stalls, craft beer from local breweries, activities and live music. Click here for more information.

Week 53 Arts Festival at The Lowry

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It’s the last weekend to catch the innovative Week 53 Festival at The Lowry, with a number of performances, exhibitions and art installations to be seen. Go to Visit Manchester for more information.

The Birthday Party at Oldham Coliseum

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London Classic Theatre presents its first significant touring revival of the twenty-first century, promising to bring this ground-breaking classic to life. Find out more.

Pilot Light TV Festival 2016

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A brand new television festival dedicated to celebrating the best in episodic content from around the world. Meet the cast and creators behind some of these amazing shows and attend insightful panels where industry experts and critics will discuss just what made these shows so great. Find out more.

Beyond the Score with the Halle

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Created by former Hallé artistic advisor Gerard McBurney, Beyond the Score combines music, actors, singers and film on the Hallé big screen, to tell the story behind one of classical music’s most iconic scores, Dvorák’s Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’. Click here for more information.

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