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2019 10 06 53 Two Exterior Cgi

New theatre and bar takes shape below Manchester Central

Spanning two Grade II* listed arches, 53two will offer a vast array of performing and...

2019 09 09 Heritage Open Days

England’s biggest free heritage festival is coming to Manchester

From vintage bus tours to unusual places and hidden spaces, explore the city as never...

2019 09 04 Lightopia 3

Europe’s biggest lantern and light festival to debut in Heaton Park

Lightopia promises spectacular illuminations, a water-based laser show and 2000 lanterns

2019 08 20 Nomad Clan 1

Major new street art festival to take over Rochdale this weekend

Uprising makes its bank holiday debut with twelve giant murals and arty events galore

2019 08 12 The Den 1

Royal Exchange launches £1m pop-up theatre

The groundbreaking venue will tour Greater Manchester, opening with a new arts festival this month

2019 09 8 05 Manchester Open Exhibition

HOME to host massive open exhibition with 500+ local artists

Live in Greater Manchester? You could submit work, with £10,000 of prizes up for grabs

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From the Crowd - huge public performance to mark Peterloo Massacre anniversary

Exactly 200 years on, the powerful free event will feature ‘no spectators, only participants’

2019 07 21 A Place Lived 1

a place lived: new Spinningfields artwork recalls 18th century residents

From ‘knocker up’ Martha to ‘washerwoman’ Mary, lively sculptures recall the women of Grove Street

2019 07 22 Skepta Mif 1 Jordan Hughes

MIF19 bows out with Skepta…as Greater Manchester revealed to have North’s biggest culture scene

Defying a stalling ‘Northern Powerhouse’, culture has seen staggering growth

2019 07 17 Tao Of Glass 1 Tristram Kenton

Manchester International Festival: the hits and misses so far (part 2)

David Lynch at HOME, The Nico Project and Tao of Glass reviewed

2019 07 12 Invisible Cities Canal Tristram Kenton

Manchester International Festival: the hits and misses so far

Invisible Cities, Utopolis, Tuesday and Atmospheric Memory reviewed

2019 07 03 Prop Jewish

Manchester Jewish Museum to ‘pop up’ in Central Library during £5m transformation

As its Cheetham Hill synagogue is doubled in size, the museum will create a two-year...

2019 07 05 Bells For Peace Header Danny Lawson

Yoko Ono rings in peace…and Manchester International Festival

MIF19 launched with Ono’s ‘Bells for Peace’ and Janelle Monáe’s sell-out concert…here’s what we thought...

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Manchester International Festival - all you need to know

Expect 18 days of free gigs, world premieres and a brand new Festival Square as...

02 07 2019 Mif John Mc Grath 1

Interview: Manchester International Festival director John McGrath

As the huge biennial arts festival returns this week, Danny Moran asks: “Are you out...

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From giant monkeys to steampunk: Manchester Day in pictures

The citywide festival entered double figures with one of its most vibrant parades yet

2019 06 07 Band On The Wall Rudy Mancini

Band on the Wall to unveil hidden musical heritage thanks to £1.4m lottery fund

Expanded music venue will explore the heritage of Manchester’s migrant communities

2019 06 07 John Ruskin Mural By Michael Parker

Summer festival to mark 200th birthday of John Ruskin

From ‘devil’s darkness’ to beacon city, the Victorian visionary helped inspire modern Manchester

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