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Manchester has re-invented itself as a hotbed of culture. Our creative city is brimming with love for the arts. It’s bursting with enough galleries, museums, concert halls, libraries, and theatres to keep the most devout culture vulture happy and more festivals than you can shake a stick at.

How to enjoy a free Manchester tour AND burn calories

Keen runner Brian Devlin has taken part in races and parkrun events across the world from the French Alps to the hills and trails...

Glastonbury opened with huge tribute to Manchester in the form of...

The 2017 Glastonbury Festival officially opened this morning with a minute's silence paying tribute to the victims of the Grenfell fire, as well as...

This is the place where you can drink cocktails, throw axes...

The Great Northern Warehouse. Like Beetham Tower, it’s one of those places that stands out a mile. It’s instantly recognisable because of its sheer...

How an old Ancoats mill became one of Manchester’s factories of...

Hope Mill is a Grade II listed former cotton spinning mill on the edge of Ancoats which was considered one of the best examples...

Super Early Bird tickets go on sale for Parklife 2018 just...

Parklife Festival celebrated its seventh year in the most Mancunian way possible last weekend - in a rain-soaked field with loud music, happy ravers...

Manchester With Love: new music compilation will raise funds for victims...

The musicians of Manchester have come together to create a huge compilation with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund for the...

Thousands line city centre streets to enjoy a magical Manchester Day...

What a day it was. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of the city centre for the eighth annual Manchester day parade. And...

Birthplace of Manchester’s own Factory Records gets a blue plaque 

A blue plaque has been unveiled at the birthplace of one of the world's most famous record labels - 86 Palatine Road, West Didsbury, where Factory...

New cafe at Manchester Art Gallery opens with award-winning chef at...

Mary-Ellen McTague finally launches her Gallery Café at Manchester Art Gallery today, introducing great quality British food to match the glorious setting. The new concept...

Queer Noise: 50 years of LGBT+ life in Manchester

Manchester’s musical LGBT+ history is explored in a new exhibition coming to The People’s History Museum. Queer Noise features artefacts, imagery, film and music from...

Three to see this weekend: choose love, do yoga and celebrate...

This is the one. On Sunday, the Manchester Day parade explodes into our streets in an array of colour and community and culture. It’s...

Acclaimed Manchester band’s powerful new single and video spread some joy

Manchester band The Moods are kicking off the summer with the release of a powerful new single, Joy, complete with a short film shot on location...