Had enough of weekends at home curled up on the sofa watching box sets with your favourite takeaways on speed dial?

Brave the arctic weather and get some great summer holiday ideas and deals at the UK’s leading and longest-running travel show at EventCity. See a local songwriting legend in concert at Manchester’s newest performance space. Or meet some robots at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The choice is yours.

1Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

2ROBOTS at the Museum of Science and Industry

Cygan a 1957 robot © Plastiques Photography, MOSI

The robots are coming! Get close to a unique collection of over 100 robots from a 17th century dancing wine goblet and an animatronic baby, to Maria from 1927 film classic Metropolis and a news-reading android from Japan at this blockbuster exhibition which brings together some of the most advanced technology out there as well as exploring the question of what it means to be human in an increasingly robotic world. And on Saturday from 10.30 till 3.30 there’s a special chance for you to meet some of our robot friends at Pi: Platform for Investigation – Powered by Siemens which will feature some of the University of Sheffield’s friendliest robots. Free.

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3Graham Gouldman – A Heart Full of Songs

Pic Judy Totton

Salford-born songwriting legend Graham Gouldman is probably best known for his stellar success as part of 10cc and for writing songs such as I’m Not In Love and Rubber Bullets. He also penned some of the biggest hits of sixties for Manchester bands like The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits and Wayne Fontana. On Sunday, he is performing Heart Full of Songs, an intimate, critically acclaimed acoustic set, at the stunning Stoller Hall, Manchester’s newest concert venue.

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