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2019 06 25 Manchester Day Thumbnail

From giant monkeys to steampunk: Manchester Day in pictures

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

22019 06 14 Book Of Mormon Paul Coltas

‘If you’re easily offended I’d suggest you stay away’ - The Book of Mormon, reviewed

Joan Davies is a convert for this gem of a show

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

2019 05 06 Maharajah Credit University Of Manchester

Skeleton of Belle Vue legend Maharajah displayed at Piccadilly

The elephant, which famously walked from Edinburgh in 1872, is on loan from Manchester Museum

2019 06 03 Lily Parr Statue

Lily Parr statue unveiled at National Football Museum

The trailblazing female footballer has been commemorated ahead of the Women’s World Cup

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After-work activities: what's on at Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse

Candle-making, cheese-tasting, t-shirt upcycling – your social schedule's looking interesting this June

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Major summer programme to mark 200 years since Peterloo Massacre

From art battles to radical reads, over 150 events will take place across Greater Manchester

2019 05 24 Lowry A Cricket Match

Rare Lowry cricket painting unveiled for first time in 20 years

Now on show at The Lowry, it’s expected to reach up to £1.2m at auction...

2019 05 15 Weavers Factory Gift Shop Tim Simpson Photogrpahy

The Weavers Factory: the new Manchester gallery with a remarkable story

Artist Joan Charnley bequeathed her house to her neighbours…with one dying wish

2019 05 13 Bluedot Earth

bluedot goes green with new environment programme

From speakers like Extinction Rebellion to discounts for those who cycle, the Jodrell Bank festival...

2019 08 05 Weekend Of Words

New literary festival announced for Victoria Baths

Weekend of Words launches at the Grade II* listed water palace on Friday 7 June

2019 05 03 Afflecks Jody Hartley 4

Go behind the scenes of Afflecks in new ‘secrets’ tour

From ghostly stairwells to hidden histories, explore Manchester’s iconic emporium as never before

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Tenancy by Quarantine: 'a theatre project like no other I’ve ever encountered'

No rebellious squat set-up, Lucy Tomlinson has a profound experience in this unconventional Salford arts...

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‘Melody, yearning and humour’ - The King and I, Opera House, reviewed

A British governess, a Thai King and a true story of forbidden love…Joan Davies enjoys...

2019 03 29 The Heatons The Savoy 2

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... The Heatons

In part ten of the series, Carolyn Yates heads to the four Heatons (that's 'high...

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‘A risk that’s paid off’ - West Side Story, Royal Exchange, reviewed

With New York grit and Mancunian swagger, this bolshie reinvention works a treat

Mark Ball Mif

'What does MIF do best? Those projects that are wonderfully indefinable' - Mark Ball, creative...

David Blake discusses The Factory, artistic ambition and the city's growing cultural clout with Manchester...

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