Amaluna presents several breathtaking acts. One of them is the Balance Goddess. She creates a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. Photo legend: Martin Girard/shootstudio.ca Costumes: Mérédith Caron © 2015 Cirque du Soleil.
Music & Theatre
The Warehouse Project 2016
23 September 2016 – 01 January 2017
The Warehouse Project is back again, bringing the biggest names in the music industry to Manchester.
The King’s Singers at Bury Parish Church
30 September 2016
An evening with The King’s Singers, acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity and life affirming energy and charm. A class act with a delightfully British wit.
Giselle at the Palace Theatre
27 September 2016 – 01 October 2016
Choreographer Akram Khan creates a brand new version of the iconic romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet, which receives its world première at Palace Theatre, Manchester.
Manchester Camerata: From Haydn to Hendrix
24 September 2016
Haydn and Mozart, the rock stars of their age, rub shoulders with twentieth century rock icons in a season opener that epitomises the adventurous spirit of Manchester Camerata.
Sister Act at The Palace Theatre
29 August 2016 – 03 September 2016
The Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act returns to the UK with a brand new production directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.
Art & Exhibitions
HAND CRAFT exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
08 September 2016 – 30 October 2016
A celebration of craft, collaboration and heritage.
Heritage Open Days
10 September 2016
Join Hugh Bearn, vicar at St Anne’s Church in Tottington for a guided walk around this Georgian place of worship. The church holds many historic tales from its connections with the Sound of Music to flying bombs, there is plenty to intrigue you.
Made Here at London Road
10 September 2016 – 10 September 2016
25 hand picked designers will come together for a one off event at London Road Fire Station.
Reading as Art
26 August 2016 – 19 November 2016
Simon Morris examines the relationship between reading and art.
Rochdale half marathon, 10k & fun run
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.
Bolton Half Marathon
04 September 2016 – 04 September 2016
The newest Half Marathon in the UK with entertainment, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish in Le Mans Crescent.
Extreme Snow Park Mash Up at Chill Factore
02 August 2016 – 05 September 2016
Every Tuesday during the summer, Chill Factore are staging a takeover of the Snow Park and mashing up the fun and creating some extreme action for over 8’s only.
UKFast We Love Manchester 10k
04 September 2016
The UKFast City of Salford 10k is becoming one the most popular and well regarded 10k events in the North West.
2 for 1 Ski and Snowboard Lessons at Chill Factore
01 August 2016 – 30 September 2016
Avoid the rain and grey skies this “Summer” – 2 for 1 on Beginner Ski and Snowboard Lessons, from £165 for 2 people.
Match hospitality with Gary Neville at Hotel Football
10 September 2016
On Saturday 10th September, former United right-back, England International and Hotel Football joint-owner Gary Neville joins guests in the Stadium Suite for a post-match Q&A session.
Family & Festivals
Chester Zoo Wildlife Connections Festival
16 September 2016 – 17 September 2016
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.
Red House Farm Maize Maze
Tea / Coffee ShopThe Red House Farm annual Maize Maze event is one of the must-visit summer attractions in the North West.
Autumn Handmade Festival 2016 – Saddleworth Creative Network
17 September 2016 – 18 September 2016
Uppermill Civic Hall will once again play host to a fine selection of local handmade stalls this year at the ‘Saddleworth Handmade Festivals’.
Brandlesholme Scarecrow Festival
09 September 2016 – 18 September 2016
Brandlesholme Scarecrow Festival makes it’s return and the theme is children’s stories and poems.
29 September 2016 – 10 October 2016
The UK’s largest urban food and drink festival.
16 September 2016 – 18 September 2016
A festival of music and food.