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 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