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From kebab shop to fringe: the Salford-born trans comedienne who’s going...

Making a transition of any sort is a challenge. But if you've been bullied through your childhood and realised that you're in the wrong...

15 weird and wonderful shows to see at the Manchester Fringe...

The Manchester International Festival starts today featuring 18 extraordinary days of world-class cultural events. Just in case you haven't noticed, there's another festival starting tomorrow which...

Manchester’s most affordable music festival is back

The Northern Quarter will be taken over by some of the freshest talent in the north this weekend for Sonder Festival. Expect musicians of many genres...

Mud, sweat and beers: our pick of the summer 2017 festivals...

Summer's here, in case you haven't noticed. You can tell it's summer because, although it's still chucking it down, it's a bit warmer. Summer means one thing....

Heard the one about the comedian who votes Conservative?

You can usually tell how someone is likely to vote by their occupation. Teachers and social workers are more likely to vote for a left-wing...

Sounds From The Other City festival line-up revealed

Sounds From The Other City returns to Salford next month showcasing some of the best new talent in a variety of venues around the...

Meet the woman who’s doing the Walk of Shame in Sale

Disappointing online dating and copious amounts of alcohol are familiar territory to many twenty-something city dwellers. London-based comedian Eleanor Conway’s new show Walk of...

Manchester stand-up aims to build ‘world’s greatest theme park’

Edy Hurst is a Manchester-based stand-up comedian who started performing comedy whilst he was a student in Leeds and has been performing regularly since...

OH. MY. GOD! Friends TV show festival coming to Manchester this...

OH. MY. GOD. (Janice voice). Former must-see Thursday sitcom Friends will be coming to life at a FriendsFest arriving in Manchester in perfect time for summer. Even though...

WONDER WOMEN: for superheroines and demi-goddesses!

Manchester’s annual feminist festival returns this March for the fourth year running with a programme of film, talks, workshops and exhibitions.

So you’re thinking about having a go at stand-up? Beat the...

"I started 18 years ago. It's definitely easier to get a gig now. Then there were only two spots - the Frog and Bucket...

Crafty Pig Fest: Seven nights of comedy, live music and more...

The Crafty Pig bar and kitchen on Oldham Street has recently been kitted out with new interiors and a bold new attitude, and is...

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