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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.

17 current Manchester singers and bands well worth listening to

Manchester’s musical past gets plenty of attention but there’s lots going on right now to enjoy, too. So to get you in the mood for...

Manchester’s museums and arts venues open late for one night only...

Familiar venues and spaces will transform into places of wonder and curiosity on Thursday May 18th to celebrate Manchester After Hours, an annual night of...

Ten cool places in Manchester boasting store events and live music...

Saturday is Record Store Day. It's the day to pick up exclusive releases from your favourite shops, participate in in-store events and enjoy live...

Who says punk is dead? Three day festival about to descend...

Manchester has an illustrious place in the history of punk. The Sex Pistols’ gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4th June 1976...

Three to see this weekend: a silent rave, an art exhibit...

Guys and gals. Ed Sheeran is in the neighbourhood this weekend. If you want to throw some shapes with the world’s coolest ginger, now’s...

MancBook Review: The Myth of Brilliant Summers by Austin Collings

Morrissey could be right. So we've taken a leaf out of his book and started our very own book club. But not just any...

The Ideal Homes Show springs back to Manchester with 500 free...

The Ideal Home Show, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is returning to Manchester's EventCity for its 4th year, for four fun-filled days – and is set to be bigger and...

Review: Jane Eyre at The Lowry

Like most fans of Eng Lit, the Brontë sisters have played a big part in my academic life. I quite liked Jane Eyre and thought the Michael Fassbender...

The good, the bad and the ugly: the buildings Mancunians love...

Tower blocks, brutalist modern architecture, high rise flats and offices built in the aftermath of the war. Don’t Mancunians who cherish the city’s Victorian...

Three to see this weekend: a duck race, egg hunts and...

This weekend is Easter Bank Holiday. For some people that means chocolate or church, but only one features on this list of things to do...

Review: Babe the Sheep-Pig at The Lowry Theatre

Last night saw the premiere of Babe the Sheep-Pig at The Lowry Theatre. Adapted by David Wood from the 1995 Oscar-winning movie based on Dick King-Smith's book, this touring...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Austin Collings, Writer

What's evident when I sit down with writer Austin Collings is that this interview will be a bit different from any other 12 Questions interviews I've...