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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

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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

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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.

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8 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (12-14 February)

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

Valentine’s Day in Manchester

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Love is in the air this weekend as Valentine’s Day approaches; find the perfect way to spend the day with your loved one. Click here for more information.

Valentine’s Day for singles

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Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, take a look at our guide for a great singles night out. Find out more here.

Valentines Weekend at the Podium Restaurant

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Make the most of this Valentines weekend at the Hilton Deansgate with Podium’s grand seven-course menu making for a perfect romantic evening. Click here for more information.

The Imitation Game at Manchester Art Gallery

Imitation game

Alan Turing developed the world’s first stored-program computer in Manchester, explore his timeless questions about our relationship with machines at Manchester Art Gallery this weekend. Go to Visit Manchester to find out more.

Steam, Sweat and Sewers

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Manchester is well-known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, but what was it like to live during that time? Find out at this family friendly event at the Museum of Science and Industry. More details here.

Johnnie Shand Kydd Exhibition

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A unique display of black and white photographs of international art world figures captured in the 1990s. Find out more here.

Kick-off the Holidays at the National Football Museum

Football Museum

There’s plenty of half-term fun at the National Football Museum, bring the family along for games, interactive displays and tons of football fun. Click here for more information.

Fac51 The Hacienda at Albert Hall

Albert Hall

David Morales follows on from some highly acclaimed sets over in the UK to bring his legendary skills as a DJ and producer to the Albert Hall for the first time. More information here.

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

What’s on in Manchester – May

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

The ‘What’s on in Manchester’ blog will give you a heads up for selected highlights of where to be and what to see in Manchester for the coming month – published every month on behalf of Visit Manchester.

Exhibitions

Jack and Maureen – A Creative Partnership // Present until 9 June 2013 @ Manchester Jewish Museum, manchesterjewishmuseum.com
Objects and papers relating to the partnership and careers of Manchester-born dramatist Jack Rosenthal and award-winning actress Maureen Lipman will be on display in this exhibition.

Strike a pose: 50 years of football and fashion // Present until 27 August 2013 @ National Football Museum, nationalfootballmuseum.com
This exhibition will cover the arrival of European players in the 1990s and the rise of urban street culture offered new sartorial choices. In recent years, footballer’s wives, especially those with their own high-profile careers, have become a key influence on women’s style choices.

Raqib Shaw // Present until 27 May 2013 @ Manchester Art Gallery, manchestergalleries.org
This is Raqib Shaw’s largest solo exhibition to date, featuring 28 recent works. From large scale paintings and sculptures to works on paper, the works are being drawn together from private collections around the world.

Iraq: Photographs by Sean Smith // Present until 2 February 2014 @ Imperial War Museum North, iwm.org.uk
Marking ten years since the start of the 2003 Iraq War, a new photographic display by award-winning British war photographer Sean Smith reveals the collision of two worlds where local civilians and military personnel were forced to co-exist.

Music

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
1 May 2013 @ Manchester Apollo, o2apollomanchester.co.uk
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have just returned from Australia where they performed at Big Day Out and are putting the finishing touches to a fourth studio album called Mosquito. They will be performing at Manchester’s o2 Apollo on 1 May 2013.

Leona Lewis
14 May 2013 @ Manchester Apollo, o2apollomanchester.co.uk
Former X Factor winner and singing sensation Leona Lewis will is going on a UK tour for the first time in three years and will be performing at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on 14 May 2013.

Athlete
11 May 2013 @ The Ritz, mamacolive.co.uk/theritz
Athlete will be on a 10th anniversary tour in 2013 and will be performing in Manchester at the HMV Ritz. The performance will take place on 11 May 2013 and will get started at 18:30.

Alicia Keys
24 May 2013 @ Manchester Arena, men-arena.com
Since the 2001 release of her monumental debut album, Songs In A Minor, Alicia Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 30 million albums and 30 million singles sold worldwide, and over one hundred award wins, including fourteen Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards and three MTV Europe Awards.

Performance

The Woman in Black
6 – 11 May 2013 @ The Lowry, thelowry.com
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a ‘woman in black’, engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
29 April – 4 May 2013 @ Manchester Opera House, atgtickets.com
In this heart-warming tale, shy Little Voice spends most of her time hidden away with her late father’s record collection, perfecting her astonishing impersonations. Her extraordinary talent remains a secret until she is overheard by local talent scout Ray Say.

Dirty Dancing
21 May – 15 June 2013 @ Palace Theatre, atgtickets.com
Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Abigail’s Party
29 April – 4 May 2013 @ The Lowry, thelowry.com
Mike Leigh’s comedy became an instant classic when it appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977. It is a ruthlessly accurate observation of the pretensions of suburbia, a world obsessed with class and taste and ruled over by the monstrous Beverly!

Walk of the month

BUPA Greater Manchester Run
26 May 2013 @ Various, greatrun.org
Britain’s premier 10km race around Manchester which is live on BBC television returns for the eleventh year on 26 May 2013. With 33,000 runners, the Bupa Great Manchester Run is Britain’s premier 10km race and was first staged in 2003. Thousands of runners from across the UK, of all ages and abilities take part in the event and raise vast amounts of money for good causes and charities across the globe.

Manchester Canal Cruises
Present until 26 August 2013 @ Various, visitsalford.info/walksandwater
Discover the city’s rich history as you journey through Salford and beyond with routes along the Bridgewater Canal, Manchester Ship Canal and the River Irwell, taking in sites including Ordsall Hall, Barton Aqueduct, The Packet House, MediaCityUK, The Quays and many more. Manchester’s Canal Cruises run up until 26 August 2013 and feature 3 different cruises.

Festivals

Foodies Festival
17 – 19 May 2013 @ Tatton Park, foodiesfestival.com
The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink, the Foodies Festival, will see visitors flock to feast on the vast array of culinary activities for the third consecutive year at Tatton Park. 2013 also sees the introduction of a dedicated Chocolate Theatre to showcase the world of chocolate and confectionary with daily demonstrations from David Greenwood-Haigh of Divine Chocolate. There will also be a wine village, bringing together producers and wine regions from across the world including Shawbury Vintners and Vicomte de Romanet.

Manchester 7s Rugby Festival
17 – 19 May 2013 @ Broughton Park FC, mr7s.com/rugby
The Manchester Rugby 7s is a 3 Day International Rugby and Music Festival taking place at Broughton Park FC just a 5 minute drive from Manchester city centre. The MR7s is the largest festival of its kind in the world. It welcomes up to 200 male and female participating teams from the UK and abroad.

Out of town

1940s Weekend
25 – 27 May 2013 @ East Lancashire Railway, eastlancsrailway.org.uk
We’ll meet again at the East Lancashire Railway’s award winning 1940s Weekend. Enjoy the glory and glamour of a bygone era with period singing and dancing, re-enactments, vehicle displays and much more.

New opening

The French Restaurant (with Simon Rogan)
The Midland Hotel, the-french.co.uk
In early 2013 The French underwent a modern revamp which incorporates the site’s Grade II listed status, including many of its heritage and original features and marks a very exciting time for Manchester. North West food hero and award winning chef Simon Rogan, has joined forces with the iconic Midland Hotel as part of this £400K investment to revamp the restaurant’s food and beverage offering.

Brunch at Neighbourhood
Each week, beginning April 21, neighbourhoodrestaurant.co.uk
Spinningfield’s hottest new eatery is bringing that Saturday night feeling to Sunday afternoons with its new ‘Brunch’ club – with fine food, regular DJs and cocktails on-hand. The events will start at 11am each week, with its opening edition (April 21) kicking off at midday, with a set from New York’s infamous DJ Lexey.