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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.

The Stately Pleasure Dome: documentary explores the unique poetry of intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre is a shopping destination renowned for its collection of retail and leisure brands. The largest shopping centre ever seen in the UK when...

Three to see this weekend: ghosts, grub and gin 

Whether you want to stuff your face at a food fair, spook yourself out at a ghost hunt or get jolly at a gin...
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The Salford singer-songwriter who turned down Simon Cowell is back in town

Singer-songwriter Sarah Whatmore studied performing arts at college before working in three different jobs to earn enough money to attend auditions in London. In 2001,...

Manchester to host UK’s first Transylvanian Hungarian festival of arts, music and culture

Manchester is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with up to 200 languages spoken by a population of just half...

Sounds From The Other City festival line-up revealed

Sounds From The Other City returns to Salford next month showcasing some of the best new talent in a variety of venues around the...

Tom Robinson and Kathryn Tickell to perform at inaugural Manchester Folk Festival

A major new annual festival in Manchester celebrating the best of English folk and acoustic roots music takes place across the city in October. Featuring over 16...

Review: Yank! at Hope Mill Theatre

When I first read the words World War II and musical in the description of this show, I was a little confused. I found...

Three to see this weekend: a film festival, makers market and folk Friday

Yes, we all know that this Friday is St Paddy’s Day, so if the beer-loving folk of our fair city need an excuse to...
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This inspirational poem will make you feel even more proud to be Mancunian

Over the next ten years, the landmark 24-acre Mayfield site around the disused Mayfield Station near Piccadilly will be transformed into a vibrant, inclusive mixed-use gateway destination, comprising 1,300...

6 unmissable gigs coming to Manchester this summer

Even the casual music fan would recognise Manchester’s rich musical tapestry – a sonic melting pot of musical innovators and new talent taking that...

MancBook Review: 1963 A Slice of Bread and Jam by Tommy Rhattigan

In the words of a certain Mancunian: “There's more to life than books, you know. But not much more.” Morrissey could be right. So we've taken a...

Review: Bat Out of Hell The Musical hits all the right notes at Opera...

Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell has sold more than 43 million so far and still shifts more than 200,000 copies annually. So how do you...

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