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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.

Bongo’s Bingo reveals Christmas dates for Manchester

If you're after a Christmas party with a difference, then Manchester's craziest night out Bongo’s Bingo has just revealed its festive dates for the...

How a strobe-lit Happy Mondays video captured an era of cultural...

In the 1980s getting videos played on MTV and Channel 4’s The Chart Show was an important means to boost a music act’s profile...

Happy 60th birthday Salford music legend Mark E Smith

Mark E Smith was born on 5th March 1957. But let’s start where The Fall started - with the name. His first action, on forming...

It’s THE END for the Odeon Oxford Street: the 1930s blockbuster...

Three months short of 13 years since the last picture show at the former Odeon cinema on Oxford Street, the landmark art deco building...

You can watch IT and The Shining in an underground cellar...

A hidden screening room, located underneath an old bank? Sounds like the perfect space for a series of spooky Halloween screenings. Film fans can head...

A Love Actually live cinema experience is hitting Manchester – just...

Nothing brings people together like a good Christmas film. Apart from a bucket of KFC. So it's around this time of year that we’re starting...

Huge golden honey bee spotted in Manchester city centre

A huge golden honey bee landed in Manchester city centre on Friday. The 1.8m (nearly 5' 11") high sculpture was spotted in St Peter’s Square,...

Why Manchester was cool even in the sixties

The 1960s may seem like pre-history to many people, an unimaginable era, as foreign, puzzling and irrelevant to today as the 1860s or the...

New Northern Quarter music bar with huge roof terrace planned by...

A huge new multi-level music bar, restaurant and club is being created in the Northern Quarter - led by festival boss Andy Smith. And it...

Straight outta Gorton: the reggae band bringing some sunshine to Market Street

It’s not often that a busking group manages to get people dancing on the streets of Manchester. But it seems Ruff Trade have cracked...

Unbeelievable! Giant bees will be heading to Manchester next summer

Over eighty giant honey bees will be winging their way to Manchester next summer. But there's no cause for alarm. The super-sized bee sculptures will...

ONE LOVE: Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for superstar-studded benefit...

A huge line-up of music icons including Coldplay, Justin Beiber and Katy Perry will join popstar Ariana Grande at a benefit show at Emirates...

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