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2020 06 29 Home Reopening

Manchester arts and culture - What’s reopening when?

An updated list of museums, galleries, cinemas, libraries and performance venues

2020 09 07 Merseyway Workshop 1

Merseyway Workshop - Why creativity and community are leading Stockport’s change

As a former shoe shop becomes a local events hub, it’s a sign of the...

2020 09 02 Lazerian Chromatogram

‘50 Windows of Creativity’ - Bee in the City team to create new Manchester art trail

Showcasing local artists and makers, the community event is hoped to ‘lift the city’s spirits’...

2020 08 26 Home

Live theatre returns to Manchester’s HOME from October

With stages empty since March, it’s a reopening milestone for performing arts

2020 08 24 Winter Gardens Theatre Morecombe Damien Rose

Heritage Open Days - England’s biggest free heritage festival returns this summer

From recycling centres to historic landmarks, explore unusual places and hidden spaces

2020 08 20 Bolton Octagon

Octagon Theatre reveals reopening plans after £12 million makeover

Two years of construction and a pandemic since closing, the Bolton icon returns in December

2019 12 09 Therme Water Resort Cgi 3

Galleries, gardens and gowns - There are LOADS of things to look forward to in 2021

Live entertainment venues, museum transformations, a poetry library…and that’s just for starters

2019 09 04 Lightopia 3

Lightopia lantern and light festival to return to Heaton Park

The visual wonderland is back from November, with COVID measures and new creations aplenty

Deaf Institute Manchester Wedding070

£2.25m emergency funding for music venues - but Manchester needs more, says council

Leaders have asked for £16.4m to support 50 music institutions over next two years

2020 07 20 Contact Header

Contact Theatre announces reopening after £6.75 million transformation

As performing arts continues to struggle, some good news at last…

2020 07 03 Royal Exchange Missing Live Theatre Campaign

A lifeline at last - £1.57 billion rescue fund for theatres and music venues

With performing arts on the brink of collapse, the government has finally stepped in to...

Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange Theatre announces huge staff cuts as future remains uncertain

The Manchester institution has begun redundancy talks, with 65% of permanent jobs at risk

2018 08 28 Company Chameleon

Councillor’s support plea: ‘We won’t stand by and watch Manchester’s culture take its last gasp’

The industry is struggling to survive, warns Cllr Luthfur Rahman in an open letter to...

2019 01 24 Portico Prize Longlist Joe Fenn

Which bookshops and publishers are delivering in Greater Manchester?

Support local indies and avoid Amazon with our handy guide…

2020 05 11 Museum Of Wigan Life Header

The Curators' Choice: Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts (part two)

From an Egyptian coffin to the earliest photo of Manchester, we asked museums region-wide to...

2020 05 11 Portico Library Header

The Curators' Choice: Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From a self-pouring teapot to a Harrier jet, we asked museums region-wide to pick their...

2020 04 13 Cinderella Hope Mill

It's showtime! - Online concert celebrates musical legends Rodgers + Hammerstein

Hope Mill Theatre is putting on an amazing show featuring West End stars singing from...

Anthony Burgess At Home I 009

Dystopian classics to modern crime: Nine must-read Manchester novels

Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone

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