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6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (17 – 19 June)

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

The Stone Roses at the Etihad Stadium

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One of Manchester’s seminal bands, The Stone Roses play at the Etihad Stadium across the weekend. More info

Manchester Day Parade

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Manchester Day returns for families, residents and visitors to get together and celebrate all things Mancunian. More info.

Spinningfields Makers Market

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The Spinningfields Makers Markets return to Spinningfields Square and the Avenue over the weekend, creating a hub for the finest food and drink, art & design. More info.

The Mancorialist Exhibition “VI” in Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral

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The Mancorialist – presents its sixth exhibition in Proper Tea at The Manchester Cathedral, to celebrate and capture the lifestyle of the streets of Manchester.  More info

The Other Side of Midnight at Old Granada Studios

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Old Granada Studios is hosting a special exhibition, The Other Side of Midnight, revealing the most immersive moments when we live for music. Photo credit: Gavin Mills. More info.

Clifton Country Park

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Don’t forget our Walk of the Week is Clifton Country Park in Salford. More info.

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

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What’s On in Greater Manchester this May

May Bank Holiday in Manchester

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01 May
Make the most of the May Bank Holiday weekend in Manchester and have a great night out in some of the city’s best nightlife hotspots including special events at Cloud 23, The Milton Club, Albert Schloss and more. Click here for details.

Sport

Spin Cycle Festival 2016
6 – 8 May
Showcasing more than one hundred of the most forward-thinking cycling brands, the groundbreaking cycling show held at Victoria Warehouse celebrates cycling, fashion, design, innovation and culture.

Great CityGames
20 May
The Great CityGames returns to Manchester for the 8th time, bringing some of the world’s greatest athletes competing against each other on the streets of the city. Click here for more information.

The OM Yoga Show
20 – 22 May
Free open classes and workshops designed to offer something for everyone, the OM Yoga Show allows yoga newbies and veterans to experience everything yoga all under one roof. To find out more go to Visit Manchester.

Morrisons Great Manchester Run 2016
22 May
An event being broadcast live on the BBC, the Morrisons Great Manchester Run sees athletes and runners hitting the streets and passing some of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks including the home of Manchester United, Old Trafford. More information here.

Music

Andy Jordan at Manchester Academy
12 May
A former Made in Chelsea television star, Andy Jordan has since completed two nationwide UK tours accompanied by his band, don’t miss the chance to see this exciting artist perform new material and hits of old at Manchester Academy. Find out more here.

James at Manchester Arena
13 May
With a star studded career which includes 20 UK top 40 singles and 14 studio albums, James return to Manchester to perform live. Find out more here.

Saddleworth Whit Friday Band Contest 2016
20 May
Dating back to 1884,  The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests take place every year in Saddleworth on the afternoon and evening of Whit Friday from 4pm onwards. Find out more here.

Busted at Manchester Arena
21 May – 3 June
For the first time in 12 years fans will be able to see Busted’s Matt, James and Charlie perform together in a show which is sure to entertain fans with hits new and old. Click here for more information.

Lukas Graham at O2 Ritz
24 May
One of the biggest names in Danish pop music, Lukas Graham have so far released one hugely successful studio album and have many more exciting music projects lined up. Find out more here.

Hanz Zimmer at Manchester Arena
29 May
An iconic figure in the music industry, Hanz Zimmer has designed scores for various movie classics including Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code and more. Find out more at Visit Manchester.

Arts and culture

Proper Laughs
5 May
A silly evening of laughs, cake and cocktails, Proper Laughs is headlined by the energetic Andy Watson who will appear alongside other acts such as Sean Moran and Colin Havey. Click here for more information.

Pilot Light TV Festival 2016
5 May – 8 May
This brand new 4 day festival is dedicated to celebrating the best episodic television from around the globe, featuring screenings of TV shows new and old as well as offering guests exclusive panels to stars and directors from their favourite shows. Find out more here.

Saddleworth Spring Handmade Festival 2016
14 – 15 May
The spring event is open from 11am to 4pm and boasts the best selection of creative and handmade products that the area has to offer with over 50 stalls to browse. Find out more here.

Dot to Dot Festival
27 May
A festival renowned for uncovering highly talented musicians, Dot to Dot will bring together some of the UK’s best established and up-and-coming artists for an eclectic line-up sure to delight music lovers. Head to Visit Manchester for more information.

Festival Oldham 2016 
28 May
Science and creativity combine in Oldham during this Bank Holiday Weekend as free event, Festival Oldham kicks off with mind blowing shows, weird and wonderful creatures and earth shattering music. Click here for more information.

Theatre

Twelfth Night at HOME
11 – 14 May
Madness, love and comedy all feature in William Shakespeare’s story of romance and mistaken identity, one of the most accessible productions of the The Bard’s work in recent times. Click here for more information.

Mamma Mia! at The Palace Theatre
10 May – 04 June
Sit back and be enthralled by the timeless musical classics of ABBA in this feel-good musical set on a paradise Greek island. Find out more here.

Pygmalion at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
13 – 28 May
One of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays, Pygmalion is a charming and provocative comedy that examines the roles of men and women and limitations of education and social class. Find out more here.

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

6 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (20 – 22 November 2015)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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A National Theatre award winning show, The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night Time comes to Manchester this November. The play is centred on Christopher, a teenage boy with an extraordinary brain who finds himself on a journey which will upturn his world. Find out more here.

Visit the Grotto at Manchester Arndale

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Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, take the little ones to the Manchester Arndale Christmas Grotto this weekend to see Santa for a festive treat. Click here for more information.

A taste of honey at ARTZU

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A sophisticated and stimulating commentary of modern Manchester, don’t miss the work of artist Christ Acheson which is on display this weekend. Click here for more information.

World Championship Boxing at Manchester Arena

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Kick off an action packed weekend at the Manchester Arena with a trip to see local lad Anthony Crolla face Darleys Perez for the WBA World Lightweight title. To find out more click here.

Oldham Christmas Lights Switch-on

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The big Christmas light switch on in Oldham takes place this weekend. Bring along family and friends for this festive party in Oldham town centre which includes a funfair and Christmas market. Find out more here.

Spinningfields Christmas Market

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Stop by for a showcase of hand-picked food producers, arts and craft artisans, and street food operators with products designed to inspire. Click here to find out more.

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

7 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (13 – 15 November 2015)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester’s famous Christmas Markets return for the festive season from this weekend. Featuring nearly 350 stalls spanning 10 distinctive market sites; they will transform the city centre in to a festive wonderland. Find out more here.

The Ideal Home Show at Christmas

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Back for 2015, The Ideal Home Show at Christmas is returning to EventCity, bringing everything to prepare for the festive season – and including appearances from Gino D’Acampo, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Katie Piper and Olly Smith. For more information, click here.

Louder than Words Festival of Music and Literature

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Now in its third year, the Louder than Words Festival has something for anyone with a love for music, and the way words are used to inform, create and discuss that music. Click here for more information.

Reindeer Parade

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This Saturday, Santa will be arriving into Oldham town centre, leading his reindeer around the town on their way to the Spindles Town Square, where he will be opening his brand new grotto. To find out more, click here.

Wythenshawe Hall Open Day

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Welcoming visitors of all ages, the open day will let visitors take a step back in time and learn about the local heritage. The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall, dressed in period costume, will be on hand to answer any questions. Find out more here.

The Last Tango at the Manchester Opera House

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Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ‘Til Dawn, Strictly Come Dancing superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet. To find out more, click here.

England under 19s v Japan

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Come and cheer on the Young Lions who take on Japan in an exciting fixture with two Manchester City players named in the squad.

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

What’s on in Manchester – August

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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

Collecting Trees // Until 6 October 2013 @ Manchester Museum, museum.manchester.ac.uk
From woodland wildlife, to wood for art and buildings, the objects we’ve collected as part of our ‘Trees – collecting to connect’ project show how important trees are. Part of the British Ecological Society’s Festival of Ecology.

Horrible Histories: Rotten Rationing Big Picture Show // Throughout August @ Imperial War Museum North, iwmn.org.uk
Daily at 11am with an extra showing at 2pm during weekends and school holidays – meet Rattus Rattus as he takes you on a journey back to the woeful Second World War, where you can discover foul food, dig for victory, and make do and mend. IWM North is also hosting a range of Get Fit for Summer activities throughout August – see their website for more information.

Music

Jodrell Bank Live: Hallé // 31 August 2013 @ Jodrell Bank, jb.man.ac.uk
The Hallé present Close Encounters, an wonderful summers evening of classical music inspired by the stars. Britain’s oldest syphony orchestra will perform a unique prom in the shadow of the iconic Lovell Telescope at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory. Picnics, pimms, prosecco, fireworks, hands-on science workshops, lectures and experiments also included in the ticket price.

Owen Pallett and Buke and Gase // 12 August 2013 @ Band on the Wall, heymanchester.com
Hey! Manchester present Owen Pallett Buke and Gase, rock alternative music, for a fantastic night for any big music fans at the fantastic Swan Street venue.

Matthew Halsall Sextet and GoGo Penguin
1 August 2013 @ Band on the Wall, Swan Street, bandonthewall.org
Matthew’s sound echoes the modal jazz of John and Alice Coltrane and the hard bop of the late ’50s and early ’60s, but on Fletcher Moss Park, his latest recording and the focus of tonight’s performance, he offers his most personal statement yet. GoGo Penguin draws on a heady brew of influences from classical to electronica: from Aphex Twin to Brian Eno, Debussy to Shostakovich and Massive Attack to EST. Their debut recording Fanfares won rave reviews and was nominated for ‘best jazz album’ at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards.

Performance

Manchester Pride Fringe
Throughout August @ various venues, manchesterpride.com
Manchester Pride Fringe will run throughout the entirety of August, featuring a variety of arts, culture, entertainment, sport and family activities for all. This year’s highlights include a dinner with Christopher Biggins, artistic celebration of all things marriage in Britain ‘A Royal Wedding’ and ‘The Great Village Bake Off’. For more information on the many, many events taking place, see the Manchester Pride website.

Evita
29 July – 10 August @ The Lowry, The Quays, thelowry.com
Bringing to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita tells the story from her young and ambitious beginnings to the enormous wealth and power she gained and her ultimate rise to sainthood.

Save the Last Dance for Me
12 – 17 August 2013 @ Palace Theatre, Oxford Road, atgtickets.com
For the first time without their parents, two siblings embark on a holiday to the seaside. Full of freedom and high spirits they meet a handsome young American who invites them to a dance at the local U.S. Air force base but, young love and holiday romance is never as simple as it sounds, and the sisters soon realise that while the world around them is still watching itself in black and white, life and love can be much more colourful.

Twisted Tales
15 – 17 August 2013 @ Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, afflecks.com
Following the success of Stone Jetty’s previous 4-star productions including Guilt, this new play is a retelling of some of the Grimm Fairy Tales for adults, both well known and some more obscure. Moving from modern day to the depths of the enchanted forest, this eerie production puts a spellbinding new twist on the stories we all know and love.

Festivals

Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend // 23 – 26 August 2013 @ Manchester’s Gay Village and throughout City Centre, manchesterpride.com
Manchester’s biggest largest festival – and winner of five consecutive ‘Best UK Pride’ (Pink Paper) awards – is back this August for it’s fabulous and flamboyant Big Weekend. Musical performers across the weekend include Sam Sparro, Kate Nash, The Feeling, Patrick Wolf, a variety of X-Factor favourites and Moto Blanco – two of the hottest DJs of the minute. Additionally you will find the Pride Parade, Candlelit Vigil and much, much more across this wild – and extremely celebratory and meaningful – Big Weekend.

Chand Raat Festival // 5 August 2013 @ Tommyfield Market, Oldham, visitoldham.com
Oldham’s Tommyfield Market hosts all things Asian this August – with a fabulous array of foods, fun, jewellery, entertainment, fashion and more. For information on booking a stall, or for further details on the event please call 0161 770 4459.

Out of Town

Day Out With Thomas
3 – 4 August 2013 @ East Lancashire Railway, Bury, eastlancsrailway.org
It’s full steam ahead for Thomas and his friends on the East Lancashire Railway. One price ticket includes all rides and entertainment with face painting, train rides, magic, circus shows and much more.

Sports

Sky Ride Manchester
August @ Manchester City Centre, goskyride.com
Sky Ride Manchester is a great opportunity to ride with family and friends in the city centre this summer. There’ll be loads of free things for the whole family to do on the day, so get your bikes ready and come and join in!

UK Backward Run
11 August 2013 @ Heaton Park, M25 2SW, heatonpark.org.uk
The 4th UK Backward Run is taking place in Heaton Park on Sunday 11th August 2013. No other sport could possibly lay claim to be as humorous, as tough, as exciting, as contagious, as healthy or as entertaining and all at once.