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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

W Hall

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

England Japan

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.

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3 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (10 – 12 April 2015)

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

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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

3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (14 – 16 February, 2014)

Time Machine, Manchester Art Gallery

Time Machine, Manchester Art Gallery

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s happening in and around Manchester this weekend, plus some bonus suggestions from our lovely social media friends.

  • Joana Vasconcelos: Time Machine opens tomorrow at Manchester Art Gallery, featuring over 20 of the Portuguese artist’s seductive, subversive large-scale sculptures which fill the gallery’s major exhibition spaces, adorn the exterior of the gallery and permeate the whole gallery building. The exhibition includes new and recent works – most on show in the UK for the first time.
  • Had your head turned by all exciting action from the Winter Olympics? Check out the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Stockport Plaza Cinema tomorrow, where you can enjoy an evening of extraordinary short films featuring the expeditions of some of the world’s most intrepid adventurers, incredible footage of adrenaline packed action sports and inspiring, thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.
  • Treat the little ones with a trip to MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) where they can experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian Manchester at Steam, Sweat & Sewers. Kicking off tomorrow for the half term week, there’s plenty to entertain the most inquisitive of minds, from Weaving Workshops to Goo in the Loo.

Here’s what our Twitter friends suggest:

  • @mikeajt: Get a ticket for BBC Phil @ Bridgewater Hall on Saturday evening!
  • @MEAcad: visit Wythenshawe, a brilliant community with an amazing Park, vibrant market and some brilliant walks. Lots of real food venues!
  • @LawCheryl: Go and see the wonderful @UKBanffFilmFest at the marvellous @StockportPlaza1!
  • @DaisiesandPieUK: Stacks of Manchester ideas for kids for the whole week on our blog http://www.daisiesandpie.co.uk/beta/kids/stufftodo/files/FebruaryHalfTerm2014.html#.Uv3NLI0gGc1

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest:

  • Kayleigh Charnock: Go for afternoon tea & cocktails in cloud 23 / hilton! Amazing view of Manchester x
  • Natalie Ireland: Steam, Sweat & Sewers begins at MOSI tomorrow. 16 days of family fun exploring life & hard times in Victorian Manchester; shows, workshops, engine demonstrations, dress up and a Victorian fairground.
  • Alistair Beech: Her at the Cornerhouse looks great! A timely, zeitgeist-nudging focus on virtual relationships. #valentinesday
  • Julie Szlifirska-Davies: Afternoon Tea at Richmond Tea Rooms
  • Ash Turner: Moose coffee behind primark!
  • Castlefield Gallery: #TheDrawingProject is our new exhibition – and it’s a stunner. We’re open Wed-Sun 1-6pm plus we have a free talk tomorrow afternoon from 2pm about contemporary drawing http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/ If you love drawing get yourselves down here.
  • Clara Lonsdale: Go and see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Opera House! http://www.atgtickets.com/…/dir…/opera-house-manchester/
  • Kev Blisse: A trip to the Alternative and Burlesque fair at sound central from 11am on Saturday is a must.
  • The Milton Club: For delicious cocktails & friendly service in a stunning venue head to The Milton Club
  • Clare Simpson: Comedy Sportz UK Improv group coming to The Edge in Chorlton tomorrow night at 6.30pm. Start your evening with a laugh.