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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.

Manchester’s biggest horror festival returns to paint the town red

Most mainstream horror movies are terrible. Ask any film buff and they’ll tell you. Although fans are occasionally blessed with a sleeper hit, it’s a sad...

Hulme The Movie: Britain’s worst housing disaster on film

Hulme, Manchester. Dateline 1972. The opening of the biggest public housing development in the whole of Europe. Hulme, Manchester. Dateline 1991. The launch of City...

This charming fan: Letters to Morrissey at HOME

Walking into the theatre for one-man play Letters To Morrissey at Manchester’s HOME was like bursting into a teenage boy’s bedroom. Solo actor Gary...

Three to see this weekend: foodie delights, tomato fights and taking...

John Legend is here this weekend. If you've not already bought your tickets, get to it - they won't be around for long. Or...

Manchester’s biggest indoor festival celebrating the best in British music is...

A massive indoor rock and indie music festival is coming to Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse later this month. British Sound Project is your chance to party...

Get fit for free at Manchester’s unique fitness festival

Working out gives you endorphins and endorphins make you happy. If that's not a reason to start your sweat sesh with Nuffield Health, we...

A night to remember: Manchester Arena reopens with bittersweet benefit concert

On 22 May this year, 22 people were killed and 120 were injured in a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena. Many...

‘I love Manchester – it’s as simple as that’: artist Jean...

Jean Hobson has been passionate about art since childhood. “I was eight when I decided I wanted to be an artist,” she says. “We lived...

Be More Martyn: new play to celebrate life of Manchester terror...

Martyn Hett was a 29-year-old who loved life, pop music, and Manchester. He was known for how much he adored the culture of the...

From freakshakes to dirty burgers: Social Chain host first ever Love...

Social Chain, Europe’s fastest growing social media marketing agency, are hosting a food festival with one of its most followed social channels, @love_food. It’s set...

Meet the man who’s been called the Scorsese of Salford

The bench, the bench by the war memorial, an eight foot, graffiti tattooed Cleopatra’s Needle of a war memorial. She is about to sit...

Three to see this weekend: the beer, the band, the bespoke...

Whether you fancy yourself a taste of Brooklyn, a band-new show, or a bespoke shopping experience with a twist, there's something for you this...