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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

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3 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (10 – 12 April 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.

Watch a Hitchcock classic at The Lowry

Rebecca article

Rebecca is timeless, the book by Daphne Du Maurier is beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film a classic. Now the award winning Emma Rice has created a spellbinding new production which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic.

Soak up derby day in Manchester

Manchester will be buzzing on Sunday as east meets west in one of the most important derbies in recent years. Only a point separates the two teams. Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United go into the game on hot form but considering Manchester City’s recent record at Old Trafford anything could happen…

Take a trip on the East Lancashire Railway


Join the steam service between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. This popular railway offers a great day out for all the family and hosts a wide variety of events and attractions to suit all ages and interests. Break your journey at any of the stations and explore characterful towns and villages.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

@stokersarms: A trip to leafy Didsbury and the #StokersArms is always a wonderful experience!‏@Hubprojects: Visit the glorious #northernquarter – it looks fantastic today 🙂
‏@MancRugbyLeague: Tonight #ManchesterRangersRLFC v Culcheth Eagles at the Regional Arena, EtihadCampus. KO 7.30PM literally next door to #MCFC
‏@antscally: Police museum Northern Quarter.
‏@NQTuesday: A tour of NQ
‏@RedLetterTweet: For our London visitors – tram from Piccadilly to Old Trafford and back again after the game 🙂
‏@deetr44: Head over to the Theatre of Dreams, for some real atmosphere !!
‏@ethnomcr: Get down to @McrMuseum and see the #MMRapaNui exhibition!
‏@TicketBureau: Whatever color your favorite is, wear red or blue and head over to Old Trafford for the unique City Derby http://bit.ly/1IQj5Jv
‏@Brenddd94: Take a trip to Heaton Park it’s lovely weather for it!
‏@Philcat4: @staircasehouse is good value – kids go free 🙂

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

Jen Robinson: Go and See Mamas Gun at Ruby Lounge tonight they’re great x
David Shanahan: Whitworth gallery then on to the football museum Urbis Man U tour
Mario Kolak: Man Utd – Man City ,Old Trafford,Sunday,of course
Altrincham HQ: We have a sporting weekend here in Altrincham – tonight is Timperley Community Amateur Boxing Club Timperley Show at Cresta Court and then as a warm up for the Manchester Derby there is the Mini Manchester Derby at Altrincham FC on Saturday with with U18s MUFC vs MCFC
Rebecca Morris: Visit the history & science museum’s to see Egyptian mummy’s and other amazing things.
Linda Robinson: Go to The Ruby Lounge tonight to see the amazing Mamas Gun fantastic music!
Flávia Caca: Dreaming of the day that I visit Manchester,  beautiful city!
Lisa Goddard: A lovely walk around Castlefield and by the Canal in the sunshine with lunch at The Wharf.
Juan Francisco: Party in the locks of Deansgate, museum – bibliothes tours and of course walking around the channels or take a arrow boat trips…
Michael McManus: Imperial War Museum Salford Quays
Steven Mangini: Visit Manchester Art Gallery
Craigo Phillipo: Visit Manchester city’s fantastic grounds and surrounding academies. Then on to the lowry to take in all the sights there
David Soh Wei Yuan: Old Trafford. MU vs. MC
Phil Waters: Brew dog #brewdog
Nick Shackleton: Has to be MOSi
Niamh Mearon: Corry tour was excellent
Stephen Sutherland: If people want to get out into the countryside and see some of what Manchester has to offer on its doorstep come for a walk and stretch them legs on a 8 miles walk @ http://www.social-circle.co.uk/
Colin Barton: Breakout Manchester
Shahid A Khan: In Saddleworth , Greater Manchester there is a Making and Doing Saddleworth Handmade festive on 11th & 12 April.

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