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Festivals

You can’t move for festivals in Manchester, especially during the summer months. There’s a festival for almost everything - Food and Drink, Jazz, Beer and Cider, Gin, Film, Whisky, Punk, Vegan, Festejar (Spanish), and Literature to name but a few, not to mention the Manchester International Festival, one of the UK's most innovative cultural events, which takes place every two years and Parklife, the independent music festival in Heaton Park every summer

Three to see this weekend: junk, punk and drunk

The Beast from the East has finally departed, and Spring is starting to appear. Celebrate with some craft ales this Saturday at an all-day...

Manchester’s biggest ever public art exhibition secures its first sponsors

The first fifteen high profile local businesses have signed up to support Manchester's biggest ever public art trail. Bee In The City will see up...

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...

Parklife 2018 announces big name line-up including Liam Gallagher and The...

It’s that time of the year again. It’s either chucking it down or freezing cold or both. Thoughts turn to summer. Time to book...

Three to see this weekend: minds, bodies and spirits

If you fancy doing something a little different this weekend, learn more about mindfulness from the experts, see some critically acclaimed dance in a...

Five alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Christmas is well and truly on its way. Contrary to popular belief, eating your weight in turkey and all the trimmings before falling asleep...

Three to see this weekend: Christmas party nights, a show with...

Christmas is a magical time in Manchester and with snow falling, those pumpkin lattes in full flow, and the shops packing in the presents,...

Meet the woman behind Manchester’s Kinofilm Festival

Now in its 14th year, Kinofilm is in town until November 26, providing you with the opportunity to watch unique short films in city centre...

Poets, protest and pints: Manchester Histories Festival unveils 2018 highlights

Renowned Manchester poet Lemn Sissay has become a patron of Manchester Histories, the charity dedicated to changing lives through history and heritage. The announcement was...

Fabulous festive Foodies Festival coming to Tatton Park

Tatton Park will be transformed into a spectacular foodie wonderland for a three-day festive feast for the whole family later this month. Showcasing the best...

Three to see this weekend: festive cheer, drinking beer and taking...

This weekend's picks are an eclectic bunch. For those who haven't tried it, Breakout's new room is a fail safe bet. Grab your woolies and...

Three to see this weekend: Christmas lights, bonfire night, and haunted...

Christmas is a magical time in Manchester and, with the leaves changing colour, those pumpkin lattes in full flow and the shops packing in...