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8 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (18 – 20 November)

Manchester Christmas Markets
10 November 2016 – 20 December 2016
The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best festive offering to date.

The Rink at Cathedral Gardens
04 November 2016 – 08 January 2017
For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.

Christmas at Manchester Craft & Design Centre
19 November 2016 – 24 December 2016
From gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling, to experiences you’ll remember for years to come, Memories Are Made at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Christmas at Corn Exchange
14 November 2016 – 24 December 2016
Festive fun with the winter sleigh providing the perfect backdrop for a Christmas photo, and 13 great restaurants for refuelling

George’s Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House
15 November 2016 – 19 November 2016
Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper.

Maximo Park, The Sunshine Underground & Happy Mondays’ Bez at Sound Control
20 November 2016
A selection of the UK’s finest music acts will play Manchester’s Sound Control for a very special one day festival, in celebration of Chris Glaba

1966 World Cup Exhibition at National Football Museum
23 October 2016 – 23 April 2017
Share in England’s famous 1966 World Cup win with friends and family this season with a visit to the 1966 World Cup Exhibition.

Andy Warhol at the Whitworth
19 November 2016 – 16 April 2017
Andy Warhol’s work will be featuring at the Whitworth as part of their ‘Artists Room’ exhibitions.

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


What’s On in Greater Manchester this September

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

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

Feel good fun for everyone:

IWM North Architecture Tour
From 1 September
Fascinated by the IWM North structure? Now vistors can go on a tour of the iconic building designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.

Love Eccles Festival
4 – 6 September
Eccles Town Centre will come alive with street acts, live music, a teenage market, shopping, festival stalls, tea rituals and a Cheshire cat comedy grin. For more information go to www.visitsalford.info/loveecclesfestival.htm

Rochdale Feel Good Festival
4 – 5 September
For a weekend of free entertainment, food and culture then head to Rochdale town centre to join in the celebration.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival
10 – 21 September
The nationally acclaimed urban food and drink festival returns this September to the City Centre and surrounding districts of Greater Manchester. With a huge programme of events taking place, both indoor and outdoor this is one of the best events in the North West’s food calendar that’s not to be missed.

Heritage Open Day at GMP Museum
12 September
Visit Greater Manchester Police Museum for the mini transport festival in the yard. Visitors can have a look around the 1879 police station as well as see old police cars on display.

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships
13 September
This annual competition which dates back to the 1980s see’s Black Puddings hurtled at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 20ft high plinth. Expect a lively, fun atmosphere and hundreds of pudding

Ramsbottom Festival
18 – 20 September
Enjoy great music, scrumptious local food and beer in the Lancashire hills. For tickets go to ramsbottomfestival.com

Sporting events:

SoccerEx Football Festival
5 – 6 September
For the football fans in the family come and enjoy a free Football Festival brought to you by SoccerEx at the Old Granada Studios over the weekend of 6 – 7 September, including the UK and Ireland Freestyle football Championships.

Salford 10K Run
6 September
One the most popular and recognised 10ks in the North West, with thousands of runners racing through the heart of The Quays. Experience the spectacle for yourself and join in for the perfect family day out!

England v Australia Royal London One Day Internationals 
8 and 13 September
After an emphatic victory in The Ashes this summer Australia will be out for revenge against England in these two one day internationals at Emirates Old Trafford.

Bupa Electric Run – the worlds brightest 5K
26 September
Grab your glow sticks and join the party as Manchester’s Sportcity is transformed into a festival of colour for Bupa Electric Run. Open to all, participants can walk, run or dance and enjoy the ultimate ‘Feel Great’ festival experience at the end.

Cardiff vs Manchester Ice hockey match at Sliver Blades Ice Rink, Altrincham
20 September
See Manchester Storm take on Cardiff Devils. For more information and tickets visit manchesterstorm.com.


Swan Lake at the Lowry
23 – 26 September
Ballet’s greatest love story returns to The Lowry, in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s lavish production of the timeless classic Swan Lake.

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