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6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (14 – 16 October)

Here is our guide to the best of what’s on in and around the Greater Manchester region this weekend.oasisOasis Exhibition
14 October 2016 – 25 October 2016
The Oasis ‘Chasing the Sun’ exhibition will be coming home to Manchester from 14th October.



rough-runnerRough Runner
15 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
Rough Runner returns to Manchester in 2016 having hosted their biggest event of the year in 2015.

cakeSpinningfields Makers Market
15 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
The Spinningfields Makers Market will be taking place on the 3rd weekend of every month.

time-peakeTim Peake Q & A @ Media City
15 October 2016
British ESA astronaut Tim Peake is coming to MediaCityUK to give a talk and answer questions with members of the public on Saturday 15th October 2016

remote-jpgHomegrown Folk Festival
13 October 2016 – 15 October 2016
The Met’s annual festival of the finest English Folk Music.

snookerSnooker’s English Open
10 October 2016 – 16 October 2016
Snooker’s new English Open will take place at Event City in Manchester.

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



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


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

Manchester Day Parade


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

Spinningfields Makers Market


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


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


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

Clifton Country Park

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.

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (18-20 March)

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

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Choc Fest

The annual Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival returns for a weekend full of chocolate, featuring a chocolate themed street market with artisan chocolatiers, street entertainment, children’s craft area, alfresco dining, craft and local food stalls. Click here for more information.

Spinningfields Makers Market

Spin market

The Spinningfields Makers Markets returns to Spinningfields Square and the Avenue and over the weekend will be a hub for the finest food and drink, art & design. Find out more here.

Ellie Goulding at Manchester Arena

Ellie Goulding

Two-time BRIT Award winner, Ellie Goulding will perform at Manchester Arena this Saturday, with special guest John Newman. Find out more and buy tickets here.


Manchester Storm Vs. Cardiff Devils

MCR Storm

The Cardiff Devils visit the Manchester Storm in the Final home game of the 2015/16 Elite Ice Hockey League season. Find out more.

Footloose at The Palace Theatre


Based on the 1980s riveting screen sensation, Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. Click here for more information.

Manchester Irish Festival

March Blog

The Manchester Irish Festival comes to a close this weekend, though there are still plenty of events to get stuck into across Greater Manchester. Find out more at Visit Manchester.

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

7 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (19-21 February)

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

National Wedding Show

National Wedding Show

The ultimate wedding shopping experience is coming to Manchester Central Convention Centre this weekend, bringing  over 170 wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers. Find out more.

Hannah Wants at Albert Hall

Hannah Wants

This Friday, world renowned DJ Hannah Wants returns to Manchester to play the Albert Hall as part of her What Hannah Wants tour. Click here for more information.

GB Senior Women EuroBasket 2017 Qualification Rounds

GB Women bball

Great Britain Senior Women return to Manchester for their two vital EuroBasket Women 2017 qualification games, starting this weekend. Click here for more information.

POOKU presents Ion Ludwig live at Joshua Brooks


Ion Ludwig, a producer from Holland brings his unique sound to Manchester this weekend. Combining drum machines and synthesizers with a laptop and recordings from older and newer work his sound radiates a never-ending story and energy. Find out more.

Husbands and Sons at Royal Exchange Theatre


Starting this weekend at Royal Exchange Theatre, Husbands and Sons is a tale which interweaves three of Lawrence’s greatest dramas, and introduces us to the now-vanished world in which he grew up. Find out more.

Spinningfields Makers Market

Spin market blog

Spinningfields Makers Market returns this weekend with over 140 artisans showcasing the best in local food, drink, vintage, art and modern craft that the region has to offer. Find out more.

Manchester Record Fair

Manchester Record Fair

Browse through vinyl and cds from Prog Rock, Punk Rock, Hard Rock and Hip Hop to Soul, Jazz, Reggae and Doo Wop. Click here for more information.

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

@Roger_Sutton: walking the incredible top international artists in our city
@waadalharbi we’re going to start our weekend by eating outside in Zouk then to the cinema
@alice_tweetz: Partying at with on Saturday, dancing to disco music
@DhariniPatel: Starting the weekend today with a visit to for afternoon tea with – an early birthday treat

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration 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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

What’s on in Greater Manchester this October

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.

Sporting extravaganza around the region

Sale Sharks vs Worcester Warriors
23 October
With the new season under way Sale Sharks welcome Worcester Warriors in their first Aviva Premiership home game at the AJ Bell Stadium on October 23rd with a number of superb corporate hospitality packages and stand tickets available for what should be a fiercely contested fixture. To book match tickets from just £15 (Adult) and £7 (junior) call 0161 667 7510 or email Lisa.Gale@salesharks.com.

Manchester Rugby World Cup Fanzone 2015
9 – 11 October
Albert Square will host Manchester’s Rugby World Cup 2015 fanzone, which will be the ideal place to watch all the action with big screens showing select games.

World Taekwondo GP 2015
16 – 18 October
A host of Olympic, World and European champions including Olympic medallists Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad will be competing at the Regional Arena, Etihad Campus.

Pitch to Pixel
23 October 2015 – June 2016
The National Football Museum’s new exhibition gives visitors a chance to enjoy a playable history of football gaming. Free admission.


BBC Philharmonic Orchestra – Bernstein’s Final Concert
9 October
A tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s final concert, see the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra perform some of the most life-enhancing music ever created.

1984 in Ballet
14-17 October
Based on the classic novel by George Orwell, this masterpiece of dance recreates an iconic story with an imaginative twist perfectly suited to modern audiences.

Hot Chip at Manchester Albert Hall
17 October
Music lovers must not miss out on the chance to see Hot Chip this October. The group who changed the face of electronic music will perform live in Manchester’s Albert Hall.

Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular at Manchester Opera House
2 October
Dance your socks off vintage Vegas style this October when Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular takes to the stage at Manchester Opera House. Expect lots of singalong songs and plenty of dancing.

Kid Ink at Manchester Apollo
20 October
Musician Kid Ink will perform in Manchester this October, performing tracks from the new album Full Speed in the UK for the first time.

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra: RNCM
22 October
The Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra welcomes back renowned American maestro Franz Anton Krager in a concert marking the 150-year anniversary of the birth of composer Jean Sibelius.

Comedy Night at Manchester Jewish Museum
15 October
After performing in venues across the world, Sol Bernstein brings his unique style of comedy to the Manchester Jewish Museum this October.

Food and drink

Manchester Oktoberfest
21 – 25 October
Manchester’s very own Oktoberfest – with German beer, food and entertainment in a tent with space for 2,000 people in Albert Square.

Spinningfields Maker’s Market
17 – 18 October
The Spinningfields Markets showcase award-winning food, drink, art and crafts producers which are accompanied by live music, performances, cookery demonstrations and activities for children.

Arts and culture

Manchester Literature Festival
12 – 25 October
Held in venues across the city, Manchester Literature Festival will host an amazing line-up of internationally renowned authors, exclusive performances of specially commissioned work, bespoke walking tours and topical discussions.

A Celebration of Manchester’s Secret Spaces
1 – 4 October
A set of guided tours and walks as part of the Manchester Curious Festival of architecture, designed to appeal to a wider audience, making the concept of architecture accessible to all.

Turn over a new leaf at intu Trafford Centre
12 – 18 October
An exhibition of fashion, intu Trafford Centre allows guests to reinvent their style as well as discover key autumn trends at Manchester’s ultimate style event this October.

ExtraORDINARY at The Lowry
Until 18 October
This exhibition at The Lowry will celebrate ‘art in the everyday’ through the work of international artists. By working with everyday objects and the human body, artists are offering viewers accessible and identifiable ways to engage with contemporary practice.

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
9 – 11 October
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair will showcase 175 designer-makers selling beautiful and unique contemporary crafts. Join maker demonstrations, workshops, curator-led talks and much more.

Family fun

Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway
3 – 4 October
This fun-filled day will include rides on Thomas the Tank Engine, meeting Sir Topham Hat, and a host of exciting Thomas-themed activities.

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

6 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (18 – 20 September 2015)

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

Ramsbottom Festival


Start the weekend in style at the annual Ramsbottom Festival at Ramsbottom Cricket Club. With an eclectic mix of indie, rock and folk as well as a family arts show there really is something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful surrounds of the Lancashire countryside. More details found here.

European and British Indoor Mogul Championships


Chill Factore is currently playing host the FIS (International Ski Federation) European Indoor Mogul Championships and British Mogul Championships for the second year in a row. To find out more, click here.

Spinningfields Market


With over 130 stalls there is plenty to see and do at Spinningfields Markets this weekend. Featuring award-winning local food, drink, art and craft producers as well as live music, this event promises to be a great day out for the whole family. Click here for more information.

BBC Philharmonic – All You Need is Love


Juanjo Mena, pianist Steven Osborne and the full BBC Philharmonic turn the volume up and introduce ‘All You Need is Love’ – the first of the BBC Philharmonic’s new series, which begins this Saturday 19 September 2015, at Bridgewater Hall. Find out more here.

Top of the Pops at Mint Lounge

Top of the pops

Music lovers can find their groove at Mint Lounge this weekend with a full night of non-stop Top of the Pops classics. Expect a lively atmosphere and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Find out more here.

By Far the Greatest Team

Greatest Team

This weekend, ‘By Far the Greatest Team’ continues at the Lowry, telling new stories about Manchester City, Manchester United, identity, community, belonging and asks why the beautiful game has such an impact on our lives, season after season. See the Visit Manchester website for more information.

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