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Manchester has re-invented itself as a hotbed of arts and 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.

Review: Maggie the Cat at The Dancehouse (Manchester International Festival)

When I heard about Trajal Harrell's new MIF production Maggie the Cat, a dance piece inspired by Tennessee Williams' sprawling Southern epic family drama, Cat...

Review: Kylie Minogue rolls back the years at Castlefield Bowl

Manchester's love affair with Kylie Minogue has been going strong for over 30 years now - and it really shows no signs of abating. As...

Manifest Arts Festival is back showcasing visual contemporary art and grassroots...

Manifest Arts Festival starts today after two years in hiding. It's a biennial event so this year's festival is sure to be a special...

Emeli Sandé joins all-star line-up for Manchester Pride Live 2019

The big star music names keep on coming for the 2019 Manchester Pride festival. For the LGBT+ festival has today announced that Emeli Sandé MBE...

Review: The National at Castlefield Bowl

It's no mean feat for an American indie rock band to be entering the '10s with a higher stock than they had in the...

Comic Con returns to Manchester with stars of The Walking Dead,...

One of the biggest pop culture events of the year returns to Manchester later this month. MCM Comic Con will be filled with star signings,...

Demonic doll Annabelle makes a personal appearance in Manchester

Horror fans got the chance of a close-up, personal experience today with the star of three films. For three hours only, Annabelle, the demonic doll...

Manchester Pride reveals Superbia arts and cultural events for 2019

The line up to the Superbia Weekend, the cultural programme of events at Manchester Pride Festival, has now been revealed. It features a premiere of...

The last rave: Sankeys Manchester is closing its doors after 25...

After 25 years, it's with a heavy heart that we say our last goodbye to Sankeys. It's eighteen months since the Manchester institution was forced...

Meet the Sheffield band with the big Manchester connection

The Sherlocks will write another chapter of their Manchester story when they join The Kooks for a huge night of music at Castlefield Bowl...

Review: Elbow at Castlefield Bowl

“Good evening you beautiful city", boomed Guy Garvey as he strode onto the stage at Castlefield Bowl to a rapturous reception from his home...

‘A queer block party for all’: Homoelectric unveils iconic line-up for...

Homoelectric has come a long way since their birth in an old school lesbian bar called Follies 21 years ago. The iconic Manchester club night...

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