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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: eat plants, watch plants, get a...

Spring is in the air, so we've chosen three plant-based things to see and do this weekend. You can eat them at Vegan Life Live, watch them at...

How to become a comedian without having to do stand-up

When all's said and done, you don’t want to be one of those people who has said more than they’ve done. Eji Osigwe definitely...

The week in good news: bee sculptures, bee shirts and bee...

The weather is finally starting to look up, and there's plenty to smile about in Manchester this week. The final designs being chosen for Bee...

Steve Evets on acting, the city he loves, and working with...

Not many people can claim to have appeared in a film with Eric Cantona. Steve Evets can. The Salford-born actor has appeared in Pirates...

Meet the man behind Tameside’s biggest ever music festival

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Atmosphere. It's Tameside’s first music festival. Neither Dave Hulmes nor his brother Harry has organised a festival before,...

For the many not the few: meet the company bringing opera...

In June 2016, a group of budding music students from University of Manchester decided they wanted to change the way Mancunians think about and...

Review: New Dawn Fades at The Dancehouse

Ian Curtis was born in Stretford in 1956, married at 19, had joined Joy Division and released Unknown Pleasures by the age of 22,...

Meet the man who must have one of the best jobs...

Jason Wood is artistic director for film at Manchester’s arts hub, HOME. He is passionate about cinema and has worked at Picture House and...

Save £10 on selected tickets for Crazy for Gershwin at The...

Crazy for Gershwin heads to The Bridgewater Hall for an evening of Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza featuring the very...

Get on your soapbox: All Saints Park to get its own...

This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People’s Act - a law that reformed the electoral system in Great Britain. It's also...

Mancunians urged to share the gift of books to improve children’s...

The benefits of childhood reading reach far beyond entertainment. According to a recent study, reading for pleasure is more important for children's cognitive development than...

Binge on Bond at King Street Townhouse’s luxury cellar screening room...

Last September one of Manchester's most beautiful hotels, King Street Townhouse, converted its basement floor into The Cellars: a small luxury screening room, fitted...