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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: a city where music still has the power to turn...

I have an older sister and a younger brother, but for some of my childhood my parents fostered too. This was mostly when I...

Two more Manchester locations named amongst most important in country by...

Manchester has a history of protest and progress - from political marches and The Anti-Corn Law League to the suffragettes and graphene. So it's no...

16-year-old Salford schoolgirl wins two awards for her debut play at...

A 16-year-old schoolgirl from Salford has won two awards for her debut play at this year's Greater Manchester Fringe. Libby Hall won Best Newcomer for Things We Tell...

Everything you wanted to know about the Manchester Pride Big Weekend...

It won't be long till LGBT supporters from around the world get together for Manchester Pride’s annual Big Weekend festival. The four-day extravaganza, which is...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Craig Hepworth, playwright and director

Craig Hepworth is a playwright and director who co-owns Vertigo Theatre Productions, a Manchester-based theatre company which has staged many plays, including Mysterious Skin,...

The Dark Page: new season at HOME explores the literary background...

A season of film noir thrillers is coming to HOME. But rather than feature the usual suspects (The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity), The Dark Page season aims...

It all started on Oxford Road: the band from Manchester conquering...

Meet Young Monarch, a group of young musicians from across the country who met whilst studying at The Royal Northern College of Music. Rebecca Lewis (vocals),...

Heard the one about the opera which encourages the audience to...

You know the rules when you go to the theatre. No cameras. No phones. Here's a production where the rules don't apply. #echochamber is an opera...

The small festival like no other bringing big names to a...

Last year two musical brothers decided to use Saddleworth Cricket Club for a small festival they decided to call Cotton Clouds. It took place one warm Saturday...

School’s out! 17 things to do with the kids over the...

Don't let the kids drive you up the wall this summer. There's plenty going on in Manchester to keep you all busy, whether you're...

Palace Theatre and Opera House unveil a new season of smash...

Manchester's premier theatres The Palace Theatre and Opera House have announced their new season of shows - and theatre fans are in for a...

Three to see this weekend: eerie celebrations, drinks sensations and gaming...

Whether you need an event to celebrate the arrival of true Manchester summer weather (in case you’ve forgotten it – that’s rain) or are...