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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.

Beauty and the Beast ballet at The Lowry captures the darkness...

It's a tale as old as time, according to the Disney song. And the story of Beauty and the Beast certainly dates back a few...

Ben Haenow on life after The X Factor, parting ways with...

From van driver to winning the X Factor - Ben Haenow has had an incredible journey. You may remember him as the rightful winner of...

Twilight in Salford: arts festival celebrates the magic of the city...

The Not Quite Light festival returns at the end of the month for a programme of 30 events which focus on cities, regeneration, art,...

The stars of new ITV crime drama The Bay on filming...

A new crime drama, The Bay, starts on ITV this week. And although it’s set in the seaside town of Morecambe, many of the...

Cotton Clouds Festival announces 2019 line-up for Saddleworth

Situated in the picturesque setting of the Saddleworth hills, local festival Cotton Clouds is back and bigger than ever with a stellar lineup announced...

Mike Leigh’s acclaimed comedy Abigail’s Party arrives in Manchester next month...

Mike Leigh’s celebrated comic play Abigail’s Party is coming to the Manchester Opera House next month. Described as “one of the greatest plays about the...

Coronation Street fans reeling after factory death – what happens next?

One of Coronation Street's most dramatic ever storylines took place this week, with the collapse of the Underworld knicker factory with a host of...

Extraordinary new Peterloo website recreates Manchester in 1819 to mark 200...

A new website has created in extraordinary 3D detail the events and legacy of the Peterloo Massacre 200 years ago - to enable a...

Book review: Boy Number 26 – Tommy Rhattigan’s harrowing tale of...

If you think the worst thing that could happen to a seven-year-old boy was to be lured into a house by Myra Hindley on...

You Are Not Alone music festival is coming to NQ and...

At the end of this month, Northern Quarter venues Night and Day Cafe, Jimmys and The Whiskey Jar are hosting a new music festival...

What happened when TV adventurer Ed Stafford lived rough on the...

Discovery Channel adventurer Ed Stafford has walked the Amazon River, been marooned on an uninhabited island and explored the mysteries of the Danakil Desert....

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #14 how Manchester led...

Story: Opening of the Bridgewater Canal Object: Giants Basin Year: 1765 Location: off Potato Wharf Road, Castlefield Among Manchester’s many ground-breaking firsts – first railway, first aircraft manufactory – the first...

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