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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.

Three to see this weekend: doo wop, a clothes swap and...

Whether you're looking to buy or sell, this weekend's huge record fair is sure to attract music lovers and vinyl fans from across the...

Spectacular Classics: music, lights, lasers and fireworks at The Bridgewater Hall

Back by popular demand, Spectacular Classics returns to The Bridgewater Hall in March. This show is a remarkable mix of great music, inspiring lasers...

Conference celebrates Manchester, creative capital of the north

"The words lifted people when they most needed it. It was the voice of people coming back to them. It was an amazing thing....

Review: The Newspaper Boy at 53two

Chris Hoyle’s The Newspaper Boy is filled with nostalgic references to adverts from the early 1990s that give us a rose-tinted view of the past. Wispa, Mr...

On the road again: Peter Hook & The Light to perform...

Peter Hook & The Light have only just completed a widely acclaimed world tour performing both Substance albums of Joy Division and New Order...

Photographer wants YOU to help recreate pivotal moment in Manchester’s LGBT...

On 20 February 1988, over 20,000 people took to the streets of Manchester to protest against the government’s controversial anti-gay legislation known as Section...

Enjoy a romantic supper among the paintings at Manchester Art Gallery...

Manchester Art Gallery recently made international headlines when it removed Waterhouse’s masterpiece Hylas and the Nymphs.  According to the gallery, the painting – part of a highly...

Three to see this weekend: a parade, a birthday party and...

A parade, a birthday party and Postman Pat sounds like a celebration for kids, but it's not. Friday marks the start of Chinese New Year...

Review: Flashdance at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

The film Flashdance was pure hokum. In case you haven't seen it, it was about Alex, a welder, who dreams of becoming a dancer...

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 in Manchester

2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, with lots going on across the city, from food festivals to parades and parties. Keep your eye...

Manchester-China links are booming in the Year of the Dog

The colourful parade on Sunday, 18 February, led by the spectacular 175ft dragon, will follow its usual route from Albert Square to Chinatown for...

Shooting in Manchester: new film features a same sex affair, two...

We've grown accustomed to seeing film crews on the streets of Manchester. We've seen city landmarks and locations on TV in hit series Cold Feet,...