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What’s On in Greater Manchester this March

March Blog








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.

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

3 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (27 February – 1 March 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.


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Head into the city this weekend to experience FutureEverything, this collaborative arts festival brings together a variety of artists to present their visions and concepts of ‘the future’ to audiences.

Casa Tomada

Photo credit: Ben Blackall

Inject a spot of culture into this weekend with a trip to see Casa Tomada; a swarm of giant ants invade the gallery walls in this extraordinary installation at The Lowry.

Photo credit: Ben Blackall

Urban Food Fest at Euro Car Parks (2 – 6 Bridgewater Street, Deansgate)
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The Urban Food Fest launches on Saturday 28 February and will be offering visitors some of the finest street food around, with 15 food trucks and stalls there’s something to cater for all tastes.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

  • ‏@alexmellor17: maybe check out the re-vamped whitworth art gallery .
  • ‏@MaidenTaiwanUK: if you love street food check out @UrbanFoodFest and @beatstreetmcr.
  • ‏@naomijane1234: chill factore play factore jumpnation
  • ‏@RochdaleYouthie: #Rochdale woodland festival at Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough
  • ‏@thebigleboydski: visit the @TattooTeaParty at @EventCityUK
  • ‏@JayJaySteffen: Start with @mcrartgallery, then take the tram to @MediaCityUK and have lunch at The Dockyard, followed by a visit to @IWMNorth.
  • ‏@enthusiasticbag: Go to a local market. @HMoorMarket is open on Sunday. 11am -3pm.
  • ‏@kissmyart: I suggest they check out my daily postcard exhibition @NexusArtCafe. They do good cakes too.
  • ‏@VisitBolton: Head to the Bolton Comi-Con, lined-up with an array of celebrity guests – 11am – 4pm at @BoltonWhitesHtl, http://www.boltonwhiteshotel.co.uk/en/events/up-coming-events

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

  • Ollie Hurved: Vintage market near liars club, starts at 11, £2 entry.
  • Jean Cavanagh: Haphazard at the Z arts centre in Hulme – Saturday afternoon.
  • Jason Jeandron: Visit Castlefield Market and take one of the guided tours of the City.

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

3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (28 – 30, March 2014)

28 March blog

Here’s our suggestions for the best of what to do in and around Manchester this weekend, plus some bonus suggestions from our helpful social media friends.

  • Collaborative arts festival FutureEverything returns to Manchester this weekend, using digital culture, music, art and performance to create something truly unique. For those not attending the conference there is a city-wide live music and performance programme presenting work from across the spectrum of contemporary instrumental, electronic and experimental music. A key event to look out for is Big Digital Project on Saturday in Albert Square.
  • Fancy treating the little ones to a fun day out? Head to Play Factore, conveniently located next to the Intu Trafford Centre should you want to do a bit of shopping while your out. This is a young adventurer’s paradise, home to the tallest standing indoor slide in the world, the largest play frame in Europe, go-karts, laser-tag, a zip-wire ride, an extensive toddlers play area and an the hugely popular interactive dance area.
  • With temperatures set rise (a little) over the weekend, get out and enjoy some of the glorious Manchester countryside. We have pulled together five great walks with views that make doing some exercise at the weekend worthwhile. From chocolate-box villages to woodlands and waterways, if the hills don’t take your breath away the views definitely will!

Here’s what our Twitter followers suggest:

  • ‏@kathrynb62: A trip to #mcrcentrallibrary is an absolute must. Fantastic place and staff all very very helpful and smiley! @MancLibraries
  • @Rail_Ale: Hi there @visit_mcr we suggest visitors soundtrack their weekend with the new album from Manchester folk pioneers @Harpandamonkey
  • ‏@NansNapkins: A visit to the beautiful john rylands library & the cathedral, followed by shopping & dinner at piccolinos #traditionalfun
  • ‏@Veganmanc:m Saturday 8pm til late original vinyl soul, SKA, Latin & MOD sounds @ 45rpm @ @Thirsty_Scholar – FREE ENTRY!
  • ‏@planetvintage: Nice weather! A Saturday walk along Bridgewater Canal, a visit to @insitu_mcr and @MediaCityUK, with a drink @DukesManchester.
  • ‏@lastexitgirl: Manchester roller derby game this Saturday in Urmston. @mancrollerderby
  • ‏@LostNola: Visit the Gallery of Costume, walk in Platt Fields (weather permitting) then lunch in Didsbury! pic.twitter.com/snC9evb0WH
  • ‏@z_mcr: Spend this #MothersDay enjoying Circles In The Sand, “A fine example of theatre for under 3’s” 1pm & 3pm http://bit.ly/1phRuGp
  • ‏@mjfashion82: Worsley farmers market
  • ‏@Mr71Sunshine: A trip to the Manchester United museum is a must for any Man Utd fan
  • ‏@GlossopCartons: The Football Museum!
  • ‏@BudGardenCentre: No competition @visit_mcr you MUST visit @levymarket http://www.levymarket.com ; then walk 10 mins to the smallest garden centre in the world!
  • ‏@Jameslnewman: Get down to #fridayfoodfight @beatstreetmcr for some meeeeeeaaat!

And here’s what our Facebook friends recommend:

  • Phoebe Cross: Levenshulme Market, tomorrow. 5 mins on the train from Piccadilly.
  • Luke Pirie: Genting casino near deansgate good night out
  • Neil Whittaker: See the Happy Mondaze (the Happy Mondays tribute band) at The Kenilworth in Cheadle Hulme on Saturday night
  • Beverley Picton Was Tipping: More trees please gig at Night and Day, Oldham Street, amazing young band with lots of talent….. Amazing …. Saturday 29th March 8.30 pm onwards
  • David Shanahan: Future Everything events all over town centre
  • Papa Gs: Food at Papa G’s, the best Greek restaurant in town 😉
  • Anna MÖller: Manchester Roller Derby double header at George H Carnall Leisure Centre in Urmston. Tickets are only £8.50 on the door!
  • Cat Hewett: Jack Spratt’s restaurant on John Dalton Street closes it’s doors for the final time on Saturday, going to be a great night.
  • Caroline Melody: Have a Sunday lunch at Tom’s Chop House.
  • Rob Carson: The Hallé Orchestra and combined choirs of 254 voices are performing at the Bridgewater Hall. Tickets from the Box Office.
  • Paul Lunn: Go to SoLiTa. You should always go there!
  • The Whim Wham Café: Join us for our Vintage Emporium Sat 12-5pm. Local independent vintage traders will be selling their wares whilst we provide the refreshments including Gin & Cake of course!
  • Helen Gilder The Stranglers at The Academy Saturday night.
  • Helen Stewart Prestwich Artisan Market, 9.30am to 2.30pm for local foodie heaven produce, BIG FASHION SALE; 90% OFF! Hand made soaps, candles, wood carvings, cakes, olives, cheeses and loads more. Bring your mum for a day out!