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Festivals

You can’t move for festivals in Manchester, especially during the summer months. There’s a festival for almost everything - Food and Drink, Jazz, Beer and Cider, Gin, Film, Whisky, Punk, Vegan, Festejar (Spanish), and Literature to name but a few, not to mention the Manchester International Festival, one of the UK's most innovative cultural events, which takes place every two years and Parklife, the independent music festival in Heaton Park every summer

Here’s why you should say ‘I do’ to The National Wedding...

It’s happened. Mr Right has finally proposed. You’ve met the in-laws and they’re just about bearable. You’ve picked your ring. You’re engaged. Now what? A lot...

Manchester students take divine show to the Edinburgh Fringe

Godspell is one of the lesser known musicals of yesteryear. It's based on stories in the Gospel of Matthew but is nowhere near as...

Stars of the 80’s show their love for Manchester at Rewind...

Some of the biggest acts of the 80’s came together last weekend to show their support for the We Love Manchester Fund. The eclectic sound...

Manchester University students take award-winning puppet play to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world. Last year, it featured 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows at 294 venues over...

FREE shows to see at Manchester Jazz Festival before it finishes

With just a little under a week left until the Manchester Jazz Festival closes for another year, fans who aren't too keen on waiting...

A massive whisky festival is coming to Manchester – featuring rare...

If you’re a fan of the strong stuff, this is what dreams are made of. The Manchester Whisky Festival 2017 hits the city on the...

Review: Contractions/North of Providence play at The Greater Manchester Fringe

One of the brilliant things about Fringe festivals is the opportunity to see theatre at its most experimental and exciting. Play With Fire productions...

Orgasm Addict celebrates 40th birthday

It's 40 years since the release of the Buzzcocks' first single Orgasm Addict, an occasion which is to be marked by a celebratory gig by the...

Three to see this weekend: a craft show, rave bingo and...

Look at the weather. Just look at it. Doesn’t it make you want to jet off somewhere hot? Somewhere you can sit on a...

Review: Matchsticks at 53Two

Matchsticks is a gritty two-woman play set in a prison where everything is mind numbingly bleak. Dani (Rachel McMurray) seeks counselling because she wants to...

Winners of Manchester Day 2017 photo competition revealed

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of the city centre last month for this year's Manchester Day, the city-wide civic celebration which...

Quaker and queer: The Naked Dietitian bares all at Greater Manchester...

An award-winning doctor will be busting health myths through powerful poetry and personal storytelling in her new show at The Greater Manchester Fringe. Altrincham-born Dr Lucy...