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What’s on in Greater Manchester this August

Manchester United Assistant Manager and Club legend Ryan Giggs officially opens a brand new, dedicated exhibition at the Manchester United Museum & Tour, Old Trafford.

To celebrate Ryan Giggs’ decade spanning time at Manchester United, a dedicated exhibition has opened in his honour at the Manchester United Museum & Tour, Old Trafford, titled: Ryan Giggs: The man for all seasons.

Something for the family

Day out with Thomas at the East Lancashire Railway
1 – 2 August
Choo, choo, all aboard!
For a fun filled family day out visit the East Lancashire Railway to meet Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. Book your tickets here.

Dig the City
31 July – 6 August
See Manchester bloom to life with the arrival of the city’s summer garden festival. With plenty of events taking place throughout the week there is something for everyone, from children’s events to pop up picnics.

Save 20% at Knowsley Safari Park
Offer ends 4 September
Treat the family to a wild day out this summer and visit Knowsley Safari Park. Book online now and save 20%, making an adults ticket cost just £13.20 and a child’s ticket £10.

Take a trip to the beach at intu Trafford Centre
18 July – 31 August
Visit the seaside this summer in Greater Manchester and embrace the holiday mood with plenty of activities to take part in at the beach.

Stay in Manchester for less this summer at the Ramada Salford Quays Hotel
Get 20% off Best Available Rate throughout August 2015 quoting Summer Special.  Book direct on 0161 876 5305 www.ramadasalfordquays.com

Food frenzy

Spinningfields Makers Market and Finders Keepers Market
15- 16 August
With over 130 stalls, the market showcases award-winning local food, drink, art and craft producers, as well as vintage clothing, plus much more. The soundtrack to the market is provided by local live bands and DJs.

Waterside Food and Craft Market at Lowry Outlet
15 – 16 August
The open-air market will host around 30 stalls; transforming the centre’s outdoor space into a bustling market place filled full of local artisan produce . If your visiting with children, then there’s lots on offer to keep the little ones entertained. To celebrate the launch of the new Disney film “Inside Out” children will have the chance to feature in their own Disney film poster.

Bolton Food and Drink Festival
28 – 31 August
Visit one of the North West’s best food and drink festivals and head to Bolton over the August bank holiday weekend. Sharpen up your culinary skills and watch celebrity chef demos, a fantastic artisan food and drink market and a dedicated children’s marquee, plus much more.

Performances

West Side Story
13 – 15 August
Have a summers evening out see one of the all time greatest musicals, West Side Story at the Palace Theatre Manchester. Please note that this is a youth theatre production. For tickets book here.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
20 – 29 August
Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship. To book tickets click here.

In the spotlight

Trof Northern Quarter

A dandyish den of opulence. The kind of place where you can hang out day or night, access the wifi with a big slice of cake and a frothy coffee, munch on breakfasts and burgers, sandwiches and salads and/or sample the extensive and exquisite beer menu, sophisticated selection of spirits and wines to make you go woozy.

For more information visit trofnq.co.uk

Enjoy more of Manchester this Christmas

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Greater Manchester comes alive at Christmas with everything from festive markets and ice rinks to pantomimes with dancing dogs, it’s a great time to get out and about to explore the best our region has to offer.

There is a whole host of family fun to be enjoyed, highlights include the illuminating Lantern Magic at Chester Zoo, the Winter Wonderland Family Fun Day at Haydock Park,
Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Centre (kids go free) and festive fun at Manchester United Museum & Tour.

Visitors to the region should not miss Bolton’s Winter Wonderland, complete with giant Ferris Wheel, ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and festive markets. And those wanting to escape to the countryside should visit the beautiful Tatton Park where you can explore the White Christmas Mansion, visit Father Christmas at the farm or enjoy one of the Christmas concerts.

If you’re looking for a rural retreat head down the road from Tatton Park to the luxurious Mere Golf Resort & Spa for a relaxing stay.

Getting to Manchester couldn’t be easier, a trip from London takes just over two hours with Virgin Trains, and once you’ve arrived pick up a System One DaySaver so you can enjoy unlimited, unrestricted travel on any bus, train and tram across the whole of the region.

For more information on all the Christmas events and offers go to visitmanchester.com/christmas and follow #MCRChristmas

Enjoy some festive family fun in Manchester

 

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

Christmas has most definitely arrived in Manchester and it’s a great place to enjoy a festive family day out. Along with the ever popular Manchester Christmas Markets, all the family favourites are back for 2013. Be sure not to miss Manchester Arndale’s Grotto, Spinningfields Ice Rink and Festive Fun at the magical John Rylands Library.

Other family-friendly highlights include Library Theatre Company’s Wanted! Robin Hood at The Lowry, Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Centre (kids go free) and the illuminating Lantern Magic at Chester Zoo.

Football-mad families are in for a real treat with both Manchester City and Manchester United hosting special festive-themed stadium and museum tours. The National Football Museum also has plenty of festive football fun to entertain you for hours, including a penalty shoot-out competition and a 241 offer on Football+.

A great way to round off a day out is to go for a family feast, check out the great value Christmas menu at the wonderful Sapporo Teppanyaki, where food meets theatre.

Getting to and around Manchester couldn’t be easier, book your travel with First TransPennine Express in advance and you could save up to 50%. Once you’ve arrived pick up a System One DaySaver so you can enjoy unlimited, unrestricted travel on any bus, train and tram across the whole of Greater Manchester – a great excuse to visit Bolton’s Winter Wonderland, complete with giant Ferris Wheel, ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and festive markets.

For more information on all the Christmas events and offers go to visitmanchester.com/christmas and follow #MCRChristmas

Also don’t forget to enter our great Christmas competitions here

What’s on in Manchester – October

Gabrielle Aplin

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

David Beckham // Until August 2014 @ Manchester United Museum

See some of David’s winner’s medals and commemorative shirts feature; predict where he will place the ball during one of his many famous strikes; and relive some of ‘Becks’ changing hairstyles via the interchangeable portrait of the his famous face.

Forming Words flow freely from London to Manchester // Until 9 November 2013 @ Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Each work in this exhibition was specially commissioned by Flow Gallery, London, and responds to a piece of writing of the artist’s choice, from poetry to a letter to lyrics. MCDC is the exhibition’s first touring venue outside London.

Double Indemnity // Until January 1 2014 @ Cornerhouse

The exhibition will inter-weave images and text from Billy Wilder’s classic film with a selection of photography, video, painting and installation artworks, which expose and subvert the distance between those who desire and are desired.

Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War // 12 October 2013 – 23 February 2014 @ IWM North

Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War reveals how war has been crucial subject matter for contemporary artists in the last two decades. Visitors will explore the rich, varied and moving artistic response to conflict in a media age. Hear from the artists themselves and discover what motivates people to create art about conflict.

Vivarium (Live Animals) // From 26 October 2013 @ Manchester Museum

The new Vivarium provides better displays, enhanced interpretation and reveals more of the conservation work that currently takes place behind the scenes. The new gallery looks at themes such as human impact on the natural world, local and global reptiles and amphibians, how humans help these animals and how these animals help humans.

Music

Bruno Mars // 5 October 2013 @ Phones4U Arena

The Hawaiian-born singer-songwriter will be performing hits including Just The Way You Are, The Lazy Song and Marry Me. Released in 2010, Mars’ debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans was greeted with international chart and critical success and garnered the performer numerous Grammy, American Music, MTV and Billboard awards.

Gabrielle Aplin // 31 October 2013 @ HMV Ritz

Gabrielle Aplin will be performing at Manchester’s HMV Ritz on 31 October 2013. The performance will start at 18:00. She is a whipsmart self taught 20 year old singer songwriter from Bath, Gabrielle has been writing and recording songs since she was 15.

Tom Odell // 19 October 2013 @ Manchester Academy

Tom Odell is a British singer-songwriter. He released his debut extended play, Songs From Another Love, in 2012. His debut studio album, Long Way Down, will be available from 15 April 2013.

Norman Jay MBE // 19 October 2013 @ 2022nq

Sir Norman Jay has been spinning righteous soulful music from many genres and eras since the late 70’s and he has partied and played at some of the most influential clubs around the world.

Birdy // 31 October 2013 @ Academy 2

Eighteen months on from that debut, the 17-year-old Hampshire singer and songwriter is back on tour in line with the release of her new album ‘Fire Within’. It sees her stepping into, and shining in, a new role as songwriter-in-chief. Fire Within’s 11 tracks include her stirring, propulsive new single, Wings, the tender piano ballad No Angel and Light Me Up, the song that, more than any other, emphasises the dramatic developments in Birdy’s musicianship and writing over the past 18 months.

Performance

Educating Rita // Until 12 October 2014 @ The Lowry

Brash, straight-talking hairdresser Rita is determined to change her life. She wants to know ‘everything’ and she thinks the Open University might just be the answer. World-weary, alcohol-fuelled lecturer Frank is a failed poet, a self-acknowledged ‘appalling teacher of appalling students’. In fact, he’s just about given up. In need of extra cash, he agrees to tutor Rita, totally unaware of the whirlwind that’s about to enter his world.

Go Back for Murder // 14 – 19 October 2013 @ Opera House Manchester

This production is a gripping murder mystery packed with intrigue, murder and suspense and one of over a dozen plays from the pen of Agatha Christie. Go Back for Murder was adapted by Christie in 1960 from her novel Five Little Pigs, editing out the legendary detective Hercule Poirot for the stage version.

Festivals

Grimm Fest // 3 – 6 October 2013 @ Dance House Theatre

Grimmfest 2013 will launch on October 2nd with a special preview night at the spectacular 1200-seater Art Deco Super Cinema, Stockport Plaza. This will feature a screening of the fully-restored 40th Anniversary rerelease of cult classic THE WICKER MAN and Q&A with the film’s director Robin Hardy and special preview of the CHILD’S PLAY reboot CURSE OF CHUCKY.

The Manchester Weekender 2013 // 10 – 13 October @ Various

From performance art to pop-up cinema, from music premieres to intimate gigs, from superstar authors to Britain’s best bloggers, from art exhibitions to secret theatre, The Manchester Weekender features dozens of events and hundreds of artists – in some of the city’s most iconic and historic spaces.

North West Food Lovers Festival // 18 – 20 October @ EventCity

The festival will feature all the best chefs from across the North West and UK, as well as showing some of the very best produce available. Over 150 local, regional and UK food and drink producers will share their passion with you at this amazing foodie spectacular. There will be kids cooking classes, wine seminars and of course chef’s cooking up some of the best meals you have tasted.

Manchester Science Festival // 24 October – 3 November 2013 @ MOSI

This autumn Manchester Science Festival returns for the 7th year. Play, create and experiment with your scientific side as Manchester Science Festival brings together a unique blend of art, make-it workshops, performances and big experiences for all ages across Greater Manchester.

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out // 10 October 2013 @ Various

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, a one-night-only shopping event rolls into Manchester for the first time this October. More than 100 shops, bars and restaurants have signed up and will be open into the night.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival // Until 7 October (from September 26) 2013 @ Various

The Festival Hub will be housed in Albert Square as usual, and will be filled with Manchester’s biggest Street Food Fair, a Beer Festival serving up over 100 different local beers, Robinsons’ Pub on the Hub, an artisan food market, The Festival Tiki Shack, The Birdhouse Charity Cake Sale, and a series of Masterclasses providing practical tips from fileting a fish to plucking a pheasant!

Sports

AJ Bell World Squash Championships // 26 October – 3 November 2013 @ National Squash Centre

The nine day tournament, to be staged at the National Squash Centre with finals at Manchester Central, is one of the cornerstones of what will be another memorable sporting year for the city of Manchester. Reigning champion Ramy Ashour and four-time champion Amr Shabana are set to feature and squash will also find out this year if it makes it into the 2020 Olympics so this is set to be a phenomenal show.

Out of Town

Whitefield Halloween Festival // 20 – 31 October @ various, Whitefield

The North West Premier destination for all your spooktacular needs; activities range from education to creative with something for everyone, alongside the traditional pumpkin carving and lantern making. Join us on a journey of fun and excitement

Homegrown // 17 – 19 October @ various, Bury

The UK’s only English folk Festival previewing the finest English folk from established artists and rising stars taking place at venues across Bury.