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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: fabulous food, a party mood and...

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of September? You may be feeling the colder weather or shaking your head at the dark nights...

23 traders in 11 days: street food from around the world...

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is almost upon us. That means almost two weeks of foodie events, collaborations, talks and demos to look...

Artist Akse P19 to create Mark E Smith mural as part...

Prestwich Arts Festival and internationally renowned artist Akse P19 have joined forces to create a new mural as a lasting tribute to one of...

Three to see this weekend: raise your mood, raise the roof,...

The students are back, and Manchester’s buzzing. We hope everyone is having fun – and we’ve even put together an Alternative Freshers Guide, so...

An all-day festival highlighting hidden homelessness is coming to a secretive...

Thousands of people in Greater Manchester are homeless - and many of those you won’t see on the streets. Homelessness is an increasingly hidden issue,...

Manchester Pride Big Weekend 2018: the best bits

For four days over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Manchester was taken over by a rainbow flag waving circus of acceptance. Not just Mancunians,...

Bolton Food Festival: a gluttonous journey from glitzy gala to piles...

Bolton Food & Drink Festival returned for the 13th year running over the Bank Holiday weekend. Despite dreadful weather at times, there was nothing...

Three to see this weekend: northern pints, soul delights and Bolton...

We’re spoilt for choice this weekend. Not only is it the August Bank Holiday, but it’s bursting with events all across Manchester including beer,...

“It’s about finding things that make you feel alive”: a new...

Laura Bamber wants to prove that wellness isn’t a one-size-fits-all-concept. So she's bringing a wellness festival to Manchester. Having worked in a corporate environment for...

Manchester literary festival celebrates homegrown talent and stories from across the...

From exploring the suffragette city on a walking tour to hosting events with influential women authors and broadcasters, this year's Manchester Literature Festival will...

Everything you wanted to know about the Manchester Pride Big Weekend...

It won't be long till LGBT supporters from around the world get together for Manchester Pride’s annual Big Weekend festival. The four-day extravaganza, which is...

The small festival like no other bringing big names to a...

Last year two musical brothers decided to use Saddleworth Cricket Club for a small festival they decided to call Cotton Clouds. It took place one warm Saturday...

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