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More details - Parkers Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Parkers Lodge is set on the site of a demolished Victorian Mill that was used for bleaching. Since the houses were completed in 2014 a small group of volunteers have been working to transform what was a jungle into a manicured wild space that still allows the local wildlife to flourish.
Parkers Lodge, Bury
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Bolton Shopping Centre
Stalls within the shopping precinct
Market Place Shopping Centre, 3rd Floor Management Suite, Bolton
Thu 7 Jun to Sat 9 Jun

More details - Summer Holiday
The Octagon’s first off-site production, Summer Holiday is a feel good 1960s musical which will be brought to life as never seen before.
Bolton transport interchange, busses, and Albert Halls, Bolton
Thu 31 May to Sat 23 Jun

More details - An afternoon of Country and Western Gospel
An afternoon of Country and Western Gospel Music to listen, enjoy and sing along with Sing for Joy Gospel Choir. Music from Ira Stanpill, Stuart Hamblen, Redd Harper, and others. Prize for best dressed child (cowboy or girl).A good afternoon out with a light tea to conclude.
The Gospel Hall, Maxwell Street, Astley Bridge, Bolton.
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Circus Funtasia returns to Swinton for Bank Holiday!
Spectacular fire-breathing stunts, thrill-seeking acrobats, death-defying motorbike riders, powerful hand-balancing, and much more awaits you at Circus Funtasia!
Victoria Park, Manchester Road, Swinton
Wed 23 May to Mon 28 May

More details - The Secret Valley - Open Garden for NGS
Large 2 acre water garden with ponds, streams, waterfalls, islands and lake. High variety of trees, plants and climbers. It is a haven for waterfowl and local wildlife (incl swans, ducks, geese, coots, moorhens, grebes, herons and kingfishers). Adjoining gardens and allotment are also open.
The Secret Valley, Manchester
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Spring Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum
Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England. The collection includes 2 rare beam engines (the oldest is 180 years old!
Bolton Steam Museum, Morrison’s Supermarket site, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - Vintage and Retro Craft Fair at Smithills Hall
Vintage and Retro Craft Fair at the impressive Smithills Hall, which is one of the oldest and best preserved manor houses in the North West. The fair will have a great selection of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing, accessories and collectables.
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Boltfest
The UK’s Biggest Free Tribute Festival Now in it’s 4th year Boltfest has grown from strength to strength and becomes more popular each year. Our ethos has always been to give away the tickets for Free and for you to come and experience 2 days of the best tribute bands on the planet.
Queens Park
Sat 26 May

More details - Summer Fair At St Paul's Church, Monton On Saturday 9th June 2018
Whatever the weather please visit us at St Paul’s Monton Summer Fair where there will be lots of stalls and delicious food on offer: home made jams and chutneys, cake stall, greeting cards, plants, Mothers Union Clothesline stall and much more.
St Paul’s Church Egerton Road Off Monton Green/Rocky Lane Monton Eccles
Sat 9 Jun

More details - 35 Ellesmere Road - Open Garden for NGS
Amidst the busy urban environment of Eccles in Salford, lies a hidden pocket of grand houses with wide roads,and these two havens of tranquillity. 35 Ellesmere Road is a peaceful country garden with deep herbaceous borders filled with shrubs, scented roses, and perennials.
35 Ellesmere Road, Manchester
Sat 16 Jun

More details - The Best of Broadway
All the best bits from Broadway are brought straight to the NWTAC Theatre in June. Join the cast as they journey through some of the most famous musicals, plays and revues ever to tread the Broadway boards. See your favourite shows and some new ones that haven’t made the trip over the pond yet.
NWTAC Theatre 270a Lightbowne Road, Manchester
Fri 8 Jun and Sat 9 Jun

More details - 11 Westminster Road - Open Garden for NGS
The garden at 11 Westminster Road has a pretty front garden with topiary chickens and is well stocked with perennials. mature trees, and box hedge.
11 Westminster Road, Manchester
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters. Artists performing: Harlem Globetrotters.: Tickets avaiable.
Manchester Arena, Manchester
Sat 26 May

More details - Lunar 7
Theatre of the Senses presents... LUNAR 7 ATTIUS has been the commander of the Vespasian for many years, but now she is hearing voices that are undermining her control. Sealed off from reality, with a crew who are emotionally unwell. She is concerned only for her ship and its company.
pin The Kings Arms 11 Bloom Street
Thu 24 May

More details - Happy Days
“THE DAYS GO BY, CERTAIN DAYS, GO QUITE BY, THE BELL GOES, AND LITTLE OR NOTHING SAID, LITTLE OR NOTHING DONE. THAT IS THE DANGER. TO BE GUARDED AGAINST.” Winnie is stuck. Buried in a wilderness of scorched earth she survives the everyday with fragments of babbling optimism.
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester
Fri 25 May, Sat 26 May, Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun, Mon 4 Jun to Sat 9 Jun, Mon 11 Jun to Sat 16 Jun, Mon 18 Jun to Sat 23 Jun

More details - MADHOUSE re:exit
This May, following a sell-out run at Shoreditch Town Hall, award winning theatre company Access All Areas will present MADHOUSE re:exit - an interactive, immersive experience at The Lowry.
Barton Arcade, Barton Square
Today to Sat 26 May

More details - Hallé Afternoon Tea Dance
Put your dancing shoes on and head to The Hallé at St. Micheal’s for a tea dance with a difference. Be swept away with a captivating mixture of Ballroom and Sequence pieces in their latest Afternoon Tea Dance. All dances are overseen by an experienced Dance Leader.
The Hallé at St.Michael 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Emma Stevens 'To My Roots Tour' Manchester
Hailed as ‘just magical’ by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singer/songwriter who’s taken the UK by storm with her distinctive fusion of country/pop.
The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester
Mon 28 May

More details - Kahlúa Brunch Club
Kahlúa, the spirit brand best known for its place in an Espresso Martini, is bringing its very own Brunch Club to Manchester to celebrate the most Instagramable meal of the day.
The Loft, 13 Quay Street
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - The Nature of Forgetting
Following a highly successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting now launches an exciting international tour. It is a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory and recollection are gone. Tom has just turned 55.
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford
Tue 12 Jun and Wed 13 Jun

More details - Lunar 7
Theatre of the Senses presents... LUNAR 7 ATTIUS has been the commander of the Vespasian for many years, but now she is hearing voices that are undermining her control. Sealed off from reality, with a crew who are emotionally unwell. She is concerned only for her ship and its company.
pin International Anthony Burgess Foundation Chorlton Mill 3 Cambridge Street
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More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
Recently restored medium sized gardens of Grade 2* vernacular Georgian vicarage comprising both formal and informal planting and statuary as the garden narrows to follow the woodland stream which runs through it.
The Old Vicarage, Manchester
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - ComedySportz
Two teams battle it out for your laughs in this all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show. Using audience suggestions the teams go for gold with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs.
The Way Theatre/Studio Victoria Mill, First Floor, Bolton Old Rd, Atherton
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Childcare Expo Manchester 2018
The inspiring and educational event for the early years community is returning to EventCity, Manchester this Summer. Childcare Expo Manchester is a popular show for all those working in the early years sector, from nursery to primary and everything in between. Are you looking to top up your CPD?
EventCity Phoenix Way Off Barton Dock Road TRAFFORDCITY, Manchester
Fri 15 Jun and Sat 16 Jun

More details - Milky Way Fun Day
It’s all about Space, the Galaxy and aliens! Join us for an intergalactic mix of arts activities, all with a Space theme. We are over the moon to be hosting the Daresbury Lab StarLab, bringing the night sky to life in the mobile planetarium! BSL interpreted.
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Wed 30 May

More details - One Small Step
Presented by Oxford Playhouse Ages 7+ Running Time: 60 minutes Check your oxygen, adjust your space, suit and buckle up for the biggest mission of your life……the ignition sequence has begun.
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Tidy Up
Presented by Peut-E^tre Theatre  Ages 3+ Running Time: 50 minutes Relaxed Performance at 12pm When it all starts out ship shape there’s only one way for it to go!This dance-theatre show gets all messed up! As we wriggle our way through the muddle of life we often discover things anew.
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Comedy @ Shaw Cricket Club
With Andrew Bird Justin Moorhouse Sinon Wozniak Rob Riley
Shaw CC, Mark Lane, Shaw, Oldham
Sat 26 May

More details - Lunar 7
Theatre of the Senses presents... LUNAR 7 ATTIUS has been the commander of the Vespasian for many years, but now she is hearing voices that are undermining her control. Sealed off from reality, with a crew who are emotionally unwell. She is concerned only for her ship and its company.
Cavendish Rd, Stretford, Manchester
Fri 25 May

More details - Conservation Day in Droylsden
Access work to provide better public access and a spring clean on Copperas Field. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Copperas Field entrance on Juniper Crescent, parking on Linden Way, Droylsden.
Tue 22 May

More details - Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
The canal swing bridge, Copperas lane, off Fairfield Road, Droylsden
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Comedy @ Tameside Stadium
With Paul Pirie Stephen Bailey Josh Pugh Justin Moorhouse
Tameside Stadium, Richmond St, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sun 27 May

More details - Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contest
"The Greatest Free Show On Earth" returns once again with 11 venues across the borough hosting the best Brass Bands in the country.
Eleven venues across the borough
Fri 25 May

More details - 6 Birch Road - Open Garden for NGS
A small wild life friendly garden brimming with colour making the most of its potential. Large collection of alpines and succulents and used in interesting and creative ways. Extensive and inspirational use of recycled materials giving them a new lease of life.
6 Birch Road, Leigh
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Conservation Day in Ashton
Spring Clean in Cedar Park. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Cedar Park, car park, Carr Street, Ashton.
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Manfords Comedy Club
Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford.
Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Theatre, 155 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Tabby McTat - Storytime Party
Another one of our fantastic party and story time events. A two hour party event with themed activities and the full telling of the story with the characters. Meet and greet opportunity afterwards.
Civic Arts Centre & Theatre, 155 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Trafford and Sale Bridge CLub Open Day
Trafford and Sale Bridge Club are opening their doors to anyone wanting to play this exciting game, including those who are looking to play bridge at a friendly club, thinking of returning to bridge after a prolonged break or who just fancy learning how to play.
Cadman House, Wharf Road, Sale (near Sale Leisure Centre)
Sat 2 Jun

More details - ComedySportz
ComedySportz is the fast-paced family friendly competitive comedy show where you decide the winners! Two teams compete for your laughs with fully improvised gags, games, sketches and songs. There’s a referee on hand to keep it clean, keep it fair and field your suggestions.
Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale
Sat 26 May

More details - ComedySportz 4 Tots
The team from ComedySportz have a brand new show for even younger audiences with plenty of BIG laughs for little kids. With fully improvised songs, stories and sketches this show has plenty of interactivity to get kids joining in. Kids suggestions inspire silly games and adventures with players from ComedySportz.
Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale
Sat 26 May

More details - Crafty Vintage at The Accrington Food Festival
Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas and gather inspiration. We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine.
Accrington Town Hall. Blackburn Rd. Accrington
Sat 2 Jun

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More details - Children Today & PFA Challenge Cup Activity Weekend!
Tackle a team building challenge with football legends for charity at the PFA & Children Today Challenge Cup Weekend!
Anderton Centre, New Rd, Chorley
Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Sycamore Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Approx acre cottage garden split into distinct areas, arches covered with rambling roses, colourful herbaceous borders, and a woodland area planted to encourage birds and wildlife. There is a natural spring, well, and ponds. There are plenty of seating areas to sit and enjoy this very pretty garden.
Sycamore Cottage, Manchester
Sun 3 Jun

Denton’s Beach Party & Family Fun Fair More details - Denton’s Beach Party & Family Fun Fair
Denton’s Beach Party & Family Fun Fair In association with Denton Town Council We have lots going on this bank holiday weekend @ Denton Civic Square: Free real sandy beach for children Punch & Judy shows daily Denton’s got talent show (with cash prize organised by Denton town council) Beach BBQ food
Denton Civic Square, Denton Town Centre, (market place)
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May
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Todmorden Carnival More details - Todmorden Carnival
Todmorden Carnival The Carnival is taking place on Saturday 26th May 2018. The parade will starts at Sanworth Street at approx 12:30pm going along Halifax Road pass the Town Hall and onto Burnley Road finishing at North Lodge Centre Vale Park Todmorden. There is lots of Entertainment all day long.
Vale Park Burnley Road Todmorden Lancashire
Sat 26 May
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More details - Manfords Comedy Club
The Hippodrome Theatre in Todmorden plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford.
The Hippodrome Theatre, 83 Halifax Road, Todmorden
Fri 25 May

More details - 34 Stanley Mount - Open Garden for NGS
Informal small suburban garden designed and created from scratch. Mature trees, hedges, shrubs and climbers provide the framework. Colour and contrasting foliage are key. Planted areas feature herbaceous perennials, grasses bulbs, clematis, hostas, ferns and groundcover.
34 Stanley Mount, Sale
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Off The Rails Comedy Club
With Stephen Bailey Paul Pirie James Allen Mick Ferry
Royal George, Manchester Road, Greenfield
Sun 27 May

More details - Conservation Day in Denton
In Victoria Park in the heart of Denton, there will be litter picks and checks to see if signposts, benches, picnic tables etc are in need of repair before the summer. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Victoria Park, Acre St, Denton.
Tue 12 Jun

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