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

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 this weekend: go vegan, get cultured and be merry

Whether it’s a Beer and Cider Festival, a vegan fair or a night at the theatre that takes your fancy, here are three things...

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...

6 festivals to enjoy in Manchester this November

Events across the city this month and into December are celebrating creative cultures of many kinds  –  not just music but arts, film, technology...
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Christmas lights switch-on party to start festive season in Manchester

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The biggest film festival in Manchester is back – and it’s horrific

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An interview with Sarah-Jane Roberts, co-director Manchester Literature Festival 2016

A huge range of events will be taking place across the city from October 7-23 as part of this year's Manchester Literature Festival -...

How to get the most out of the North West’s top wedding fair!

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Why we’re proud of Manchester Pride and everybody celebrating LGBT culture

The Manchester Pride Big Weekend 2016 has drawn to a close. A 72-hour party celebrating LGBT culture over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. This...

New Manchester music festival to showcase some of the UK’s best emerging talents

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6 of the best shows to see at the 21st Manchester Jazz Festival

The 21st Manchester Jazz Festival is now in full swing and lasts until July 31. It's a 10 day spectacular of jazz acts playing...

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