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7 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (8-10 January)

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

Cheap eats this January in Manchester


With Christmas out of the way, visitors can now take advantage of several fantastic food offers across the city with some popular eateries offering up to 50% off. Find out more here.

The Girls

The Girls5

Created by Mancunian legend Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, The Girls is a brand new musical on show for the first time this weekend. More information here.

Scotsman in Steam preview


The world’s most famous locomotive steam train is back after almost a decade off-duty and visitors can see the return of this iconic vehicle this weekend. Find out more here.

Hozier at Manchester Apollo


Kick off the weekend at Manchester’s O2 Apollo where Hozier will perform chart-topping tracks from his best-selling album. Click here for more information.

The Peak District Exhibition

Peak District

Don’t miss the opening of this fantastic exhibition featuring photographs and images of one of the most beautiful areas in Britain. More information here.

The Rocky Horror Show at Manchester Opera House

Rocky Horror

Enjoy a night of fun and frights in a thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script at the Manchester Opera House this weekend. Find out more here.

Ramsbottom Farmers Market


Held on the second Sunday of each month, the Ramsbottom Farmers Market is a hub of homemade speciality foods, drink, crafts and other locally made products. Click here to find out more.

Here’s what our Twitter and Facebook followers recommend this weekend:

@naomijane1234: Going to see @HettyLive at @The_Lowry on Sunday afternoon, can’t wai
@mariaKC1963: Into Manc airport from Isle of Man Piccadilly then Salford to @The_Lowry to see @thegirlsmusical
Rachel Unwin: The Rocky Horror Show tonight at The Opera House and taking the kids to the new Skatepark tomorrow Urban Attack. ( formerly Beast Rampz!)
Kathy Ashton: Watching Manchester Storm ice hockey at Altrincham Ice Rink. Come on down, it’s going to be a great night.

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


3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (19 – 21 September, 2014)


Manchester Food and Drink Festival

Manchester Food and Drink Festival

Hey folks. This week we have got a triple header of festivals for you to enjoy. We know that there is loads more going on in and around Manchester but we just couldn’t resist recommending these three. Don’t forget to take a look at the suggestions from our social media friends for further inspiration.

  • The UK’s largest urban food and drink festival returns to the city centre with a huge programme of events taking place, both indoor and outdoor. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn in the specially built food neighbourhood at The Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
  • Enjoy great music and scrumptious local food in the hills on the edge of Greater Manchester. Ramsbottom Festival brings an eclectic mix of established international musicians, emerging artists and DJs to a beautiful town, surrounded by stunning countryside.
  • Oom-pah music, steins of ale and sizzling sauages can only mean one thing, The German Beer Festival is in town. Victoria Warehouse in Trafford hosts a celebration of all things Deutsche for one night only on Saturday.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend:

  • @adrianslatcher: Sleaford mods this evening at club academy, rogue open studios all weekend
  • @LouiseMandalay: get down to St Ann’s square where along with ourselves you will find lots of fab stalls @MCRMarkets pic.twitter.com/Y8nFYQfWvs
  • ‏@bessieandflo: Send them over to @artistsrogue open studios. Very talented Manchester artists’ work to view & buy.
  • @AbandonMCR: Abandon’s Bands in a Brewery Bash! Live music, beer & indie DJs in a Salford brewery 5-1am – Tickets £6 pic.twitter.com/UEsN6Se5Zu
  • @BigmanMusic: visit MOSI. Always a good day there.
  • @angieokchan: Go see @designmcr’s 10 x 10: pop-up art & design showcase at Federation House, opposite Victoria Station http://bit.ly/XDu1IH
  • ‏@ajones75639632: It’s a no brainer! Get down to @rammyfestival. Ramsbottom Cricket Ground!

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest:

  • Rob Hannible: Beats, Bats and Beers at 20|22 Nq is ace….Saturday from 4
  • Ana Gibson: MFDF of course!!
  • The Market Co: Why not venture to #Wilmslow #Cheshire for the fabulous #ArtisanMarket http://www.themarketco.co.uk/… and explore the Wilmslow Art Trail
  • Sophie Gardner: Beer, bands and a brewery are recipes for the perfect night! Abandon is holding their end of summer bash at First Chop Brewing Arm in Salford – acoustic acts, bands and indie DJs in a mad little brewery, 5pm till 1am – tickets only £6! http://www.facebook.com/abandonmcr
  • Charlie Greenwood: Ramsbottom Festival
  • David Shanahan: Taekwondo velodrome all weekend
  • Tracy Showaddywaddy Ward: Visit crntral library. Its amazing since its makeover.
  • Michael Parker: Don’t go in to the MCR instead visit Ramsbottom for its annual music festival !!!
  • Mary Jones: Head down to the Peak District for the Hayfield Show.
  • Sara Ashton: Levenshulme Market Saturday daytime and Ani DiFranco at the Cathedral at night! Then visit the Manchester food fair on Sunday to gorge yourself silly.
  • Alexandra Nicolaides: Mirabel and rogue open studios tonight and tomorrow!
  • Mark Snowden: Swamp tour…..old Trafford
  • Keith Bibby: I would recommend the League 2 Top of the table clash at the JD stadium Gigg lane Bury, tomorrow 3pm. Should be a great game, and Bury could go top if they win.
  • The Venue: Get down to the Venue on Jacksons Row for some retro tunes at Twist & Shout!

If you have enjoyed one of our suggestions over the weekend don’t forget to share your experience with other visitors to Manchester. Just tag @visitmcr on twitter and Visit Manchester on facebook.