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2019 01 24 Portico Prize Shortlist Authors Andrew Brooks

Portico Prize winner announced - as literature scene continues to boom

From new publishers to bookshops and festivals, it’s a major year for literary Manchester

2019 01 22 Manchester Open Launch Night 1 Jason Lock

The Manchester Open - why one exhibition has inspired a county

Its opening night attracted queues of over 2000. So what makes the Open so special?

2019 01 20 Photo By Rob Bremner 3

Landmark exhibition depicts 50 years of northern life…as curator plans new Manchester gallery

‘The People’s City’ heralds a permanent space that will depict northern culture from the 70s...

2019 01 17 Holocaust Memorial Day 1 Holly Revell

Jewish Museum to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with theatre and song

75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, it’ll present two moving premieres in Central Library

2020 01 10 Chinese New Year Carl Sukonik

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat celebrations announced

Fun, fireworks, good fortune…and a spectacular new illuminated ‘dragon dance’

2019 02 12 First In The Fight Header

First in the Fight - Landmark book celebrates Manchester’s radical women

From Emmeline Pankhurst to Ellen Wilkinson, discover 20 icons who changed the world

2019 11 29 Town Hall Tales 1

Town Hall Tales - New exhibition spans Queen visits to masquerade balls

A lot can happen in 142 years, as captivating images reveal…

2019 11 22 Bones Of Paine Thumbnail

Giant skeleton parade to retell strange Manchester story

Know about Thomas Paine and his disappearing bones? This quirky event will tell the tale

2019 11 20 Gandhi Statue 2

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi gifted to Manchester

The iconic spiritual leader will unveiled in a special ceremony on Monday 25th

2019 11 08 Mif The Factory Copyright Oma 1

The Factory - £130m arts centre reaches major milestone

Plagued by delays and price hikes, MIF’s new home is finally underway

2019 10 21 Wind In The Willows Puppets

25 ‘lost’ Wind in the Willows puppets return to Manchester

Handmade by iconic studio Cosgrove Hall, they kickstart an exciting season of animation events

2019 10 16 Bukky Baldwin Header

Meet Bukky Baldwin - the entrepreneur helping refugees through fashion

Sold in the Whitworth’s brand new shop, her quirky clothes and homeware are unlikely lifelines...

2019 10 11 Angel Meadows Sculpture Lazerian

Huge angel coming to Angel Meadow Park…made from 25,000 plastic bottles

The community recycling art project will be led by award-winning studio Lazerian

2019 10 06 53 Two Exterior Cgi

New theatre and bar takes shape below Manchester Central

Spanning two Grade II* listed arches, 53two will offer a vast array of performing and...

2019 09 25 Manchester Art Fair 3

Fancy winning a Banksy? Five reasons to visit Manchester Art Fair this weekend

North’s largest art expo returns with over 1000 pieces and a very special prize

2019 09 16 Mancunian Spray 1

The Mancunian Spray - Free street art festival to raise money for homelessness returns

Over 50 graffitists, Parklife-curated DJs, food markets and more

2019 09 06 Fox Mural 1

Parachutist-turned-pub landlord creates striking tribute to war heroes

Forces and families can sign the mural as an enduring act of remembrance

2019 09 04 Lightopia 3

Europe’s biggest lantern and light festival to debut in Heaton Park

Lightopia promises spectacular illuminations, a water-based laser show and 2000 lanterns

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