Exhibitions

Sir Ian McKellen opens LGBT rights exhibition at People’s History Museum

“We should all accept the simple fact that we should love each other,” said Sir Ian McKellen, as he launched the a ground-breaking new...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Lucy Dusgate, Digital Producer, Quays Culture...

Lucy Dusgate grew up in High Peak. After many years travelling the globe and building a career in creative digital programming, she now sources and...

Three to see this weekend: films, feminism and a tattoo tea...

For all of those who fancy it, Leeds lads The Kaiser Chiefs are in town. If you’re not a huge fan of their music...

Three to see this weekend: beats, treats and dancing feet

These top weekend events in Manchester will have you ushering in February and saying goodbye to those January blues. Whether you fancy celebrating Saturday with...

Three to see this weekend: dragon dances, a kickass concert and...

Whether you fancy arts or music or you’re just going for the food, you’re bound to find something that's right up your alley. The highlight of...

WONDER WOMEN: for superheroines and demi-goddesses!

Manchester’s annual feminist festival returns this March for the fourth year running with a programme of film, talks, workshops and exhibitions.

30 fantastic festivals to look forward to in Manchester in 2017

Back in my student days, Parklife festival was the highlight of the year for me – and thousands of other Manchester students. A reward...

Three to see in Manchester this weekend: Oasis, Americana and blues

How’s your month going? Not the best? Apparently, next week is the most depressing week of the year. So here's three things to see...

Open date finally announced for Factory – an exceptional new arts...

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission for Factory, an exceptional new arts and culture centre for Manchester. Due to open 2020 and operated by...

16 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year 2017 in Manchester

Chinese New Year 2017 falls on Saturday 28 January and celebrations in Manchester are going to be the biggest to date, spanning a whole four...

Does Manchester need more creative, radical – not retail – space?

The other Saturday I chaired a panel discussion at Texture, a new venue in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Organised by the Partisan Collective, the event...

‘Mancunians get criticised for having a bit of swagger, but wouldn’t...

I'm at The Gasworks talking to broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli. I've managed to catch him before he heads into the kitchen to prepare for a night of his favourite...