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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.

 

 

rough-runnerRough Runner
15 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
Rough Runner returns to Manchester in 2016 having hosted their biggest event of the year in 2015.

cakeSpinningfields Makers Market
15 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
The Spinningfields Makers Market will be taking place on the 3rd weekend of every month.

time-peakeTim Peake Q & A @ Media City
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

remote-jpgHomegrown Folk Festival
13 October 2016 – 15 October 2016
The Met’s annual festival of the finest English Folk Music.

snookerSnooker’s English Open
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 (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.

What’s On in Greater Manchester this September

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

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.


Sporting Events

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.

Festejar Spanish Festival
01 September 2016 – 04 September 2016
Manchester’s Spanish Festival in Albert Square.

02 September 2016 – 03 September 2016
The Gin Society festival brings people together to celebrate all things gin hosted in Manchester Cathedral.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival

29 September 2016 – 10 October 2016
The UK’s largest urban food and drink festival.

Ramsbottom Festival
16 September 2016 – 18 September 2016

A festival of music and food.

What’s on in Greater Manchester this August

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

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

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
07 August
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Morrissey at Manchester Arena
20 August
Morrissey has announced his only UK show of the year with a headline date at Manchester Arena as part of an international run of shows this August.

Sister Act at The Palace Theatre
29 August – 3 September
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.

The Who at Manchester Arena
31 August
The Who, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will perform a special show at Manchester Arena this summer as part of their Back To The Who Tour 2016.


Family Events

Wind in the Willows
29 July – 12 August
Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad on a hilarious interactive adventure.

The Pirate Adventure – East Lancs Railway
4 – 18  August
Don your eye patch and join Captain Kidd and crew on a steam powered hunt for treasure.

Just So Festival
19 – 21 August
An imaginative outdoor adventure like no other showcasing the best art, music, literature, comedy and theatre for families.

Free outdoor theatre in Tameside parks
4 – 24 August
The curtain is up on a magical programme of free outdoor theatre performances to be staged in Tameside parks this summer.

Family Weekend with Peppa & George
27 – 29 August
Welcome everyone’s favourite piggy pair at the East Lancashire Railway.


Sporting Events

MediaCityUK Official Team GB FanZone
05 – 21 August
Rio de Janeiro may be some 6,000 miles away but supporters of Team GB are set to be taken closer to the action at this summer’s Olympic Games as MediaCityUK is confirmed as an Official Team GB FanZone.

Adrenaline Rush Manchester
6 August
An urban assault course incorporating some thrilling obstacles and some daring challenges.


Festivals & Events

Manchester Loves Cocktails Festival
8 – 15 August
Manchester Loves Cocktails festival launches this summer bringing together 30 of the city’s venues with a unique menu and a week-long programme of events for cocktail lovers!

Manchester Soul Festival
28 August
Following a successful first year in 2015, The Manchester Soul Festival will be back once again.

Moovin Music and Arts Festival
26 – 28 August
The third annual Moovin is expanding, adding live music, workshops, arts and culture events to its DJ line-ups of previous years.

Wigan Live Festival
19 – 20 August
Showcasing some of the best unsigned bands and soloists from the local area and further afield, Wigan Live Festival returns for a fourth year in 2016.

Bolton Food & Drink Festival
26 – 29 August
This four day event is bursting with cooking demonstrations, speciality markets, entertainment and family fun.

Caribbean Carnival of Manchester
13 – 14 August
A vibrant celebration of Caribbean music, dance, theatre and costume.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival
19 – 20 August
Two days packed with fabulous free entertainment in Rochdale. Live music and first class cooking from world renowned chefs.

Manchester Pride
26 – 29 August
The Big Weekend is held over four days where Manchester’s Gay Village becomes the focus for thousands of visitors to enjoy one of the best parties in the UK.

For your chance to win tickets to Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil and Digital Kids Show, please visit our competitions page.

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5 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (08 – 10 July)

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

Wigan International Jazz Festival

Wigan Jazz

Celebrating the 31st Festival in style, Wigan Jazz Festival brings a programme packed with world-class artists. Find out more.

Tennis Family Weekend at First Street

Tennis on First

Join First Street this weekend for a couple days of tennis-themed fun, including the Wimbledon Final. There will be magicians, music acts, tennis coaching, films, jugglers, face painting and much more. Click here for more information.

Northern Quarter Makers Market

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Enjoy some eats, beats and treats at Northern Quarter’s Makers Market, with a whole host of crafts and creatives alongside some tasty treats and all the best music from DJ Pasta Paul. Find out more.

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In a Forest

In a Forest, Dark and Deep is a gripping, dramatic tale of sibling rivalry. Betty and Bobby grew up together. They’ve argued their way through childhood and troubled teen years. Click here for more information.

Art Battle Manchester

Art Battle

Going head-to-head across two combat zones, a 600-strong capacity audience will watch painters, tattooists, illustrators and street artists take part in the city’s largest competitive live-painting event yet. Find out more.

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.

 

 

 

What’s on in Greater Manchester this Bank Holiday Weekend

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King Street Festival
28 – 30 May
Manchester city centre’s iconic shopping street, King Street, is celebrating its new mix of premium retailers, luxury brands and upscale eateries and hotels with a long weekend of VIP shopping experiences over the Spring bank holiday. Find out more.

Bank Holiday Weekend at The Fitzgerald
26 – 29 May
The Fitzgerald is the place to be this bank holiday weekend – with everything from Acid Jazz to Disco, Funk and Soul. Find out more.

Solis Rooftop Parties
27 – 30 May
Expect acoustic performers, street food stalls, gin bar, Pimms, cocktail bar, trumpets, saxophone and DJs providing the finest sunshine to sunset vibes. Click here for more information.

Easter at Hula West Didsbury
26 – 29 May
There will be Zombies flowing all weekend long with 2 for £10 on all cocktails until 10pm, and a mix of dance floor fillers to hip-hop, reggae and everything in between from a stellar DJ line-up from Thursday through Sunday. Find out more.

Gentleman’s Afternoon at Harvey Nichols
28 May
Celebrating the launch of the new Menswear destination at Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols are taking over the Manchester Menswear department with gin, grooming and guest pop-ups.

Boogie Nights presents: Medlar @ The Whiskey Jar
28 May
One of the biggest names in disco & funk music performs at The Whiskey Jar. See more at Visit Manchester.

Alberts Schloss Grand Weekend Retreat
29 May
Join Alberts from brunch till dawn, including a flamboyance of Promenaders, DJs and Live Guests all day long. Click here for more information.

No Hassle at Gorilla
29 May
Expect to be dancing the night away with the No Hassle resident DJ’s playing you the best house and techno all the way into the early hours of Monday morning. Find out more.

The Hidden Forest II
29 May
Party at the Hidden Forest for 12 hours of house and techno music, including top house and techno DJs Cabanne, Seb Zito, Anton Fitz, Martin Loose Cuts. Click here for more information.

Zutekh vs TPOT – Bank Holiday Party
29 May
Zutekh and TPOT DJs come together for a courtyard takeover party at South Nightclub this bank holiday weekend. Go to Visit Manchester for more information.

Odyssey Bank Holiday Sunday @ The Milton Club
29 May
The stylish atmosphere of The Milton Club paired with a great mixture of RnB, house and club classics will ensure the night is unforgettable! Find out more.

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