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The Book Thief

At a snow-covered graveside in 1930s Germany, an illiterate girl steals an abandoned book – Liesel Meminger’s first act of book thievery.
Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB Details >
Today to Sat 1 Oct, Mon 3 Oct to Sat 8 Oct, Mon 10 Oct to Sat 15 Oct

Introducing... To Bee Productions

Introducing... To Bee Productions We are hosting a fundraiser showcasing some of the best talent in Manchester, expect some powerhouse vocals, relatable poetry, comedic storytelling, expressive Musicians and even some tantalising
Lock 91, 9 Century St, Manchester M3 4QL Details >

Not Your Circus Dog: Not F**kin Sorry

“So, just what is it that you fuckers want? The cracks, the scars? We are sick of being your circus dogs. Everything you think we can’t do, we can.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Thu 29 Sep and Fri 30 Sep

Spoken Movement: Family Honour

From internationally award-winning choreographer Kwame Asafo-Adjei, witness this raw exploration of family and personal trauma.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Thu 29 Sep

Black Angel: NewVision - Postponed

Black Angel: NewVision is an exhibition that looks at the present and towards the future representation of LBT Black and Asian women. Black Angel has always been more than a club night.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Fri 30 Sep

Friendly Fridays

Friendly Fridays Friendly Fridays is an multi-generational community drop in. Inside you’ll find, well a big lounge really full of the things you might find in a family home.
Rose Walker Community Centre, Essex Avenue, Stockport SK3 0JA Details >
Fri 30 Sep, Fri 7 Oct, and more dates until Fri 18 Nov

Emergency 22

A day out for the curious. Manchester’s twenty-second micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful takes over Contact on Saturday 1 October — with a daytime of performance...
CONTACT Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Sat 1 Oct

Little Me Markets August event

Nearly new tabletop baby and kids indoor market at Astley Sports Village The August event is Bric a brac and household items event as well as our normal baby and kids nearly sale.
Astley Sports Village, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield SK16 5BL Details >
Sun 2 Oct

Big KId Circus in STOCKPORT

Big KId Circus in STOCKPORT Big Kid Circus is Presenting MAYHEM an amazing brand new show full of excitement for the whole family and loads of surprises which will keep you on the edge of your seats.
Wed 5 Oct to Sun 9 Oct

Roma Havers: LOB

LOB is a tennis, poetry bonanza about moving through sporting spaces as a queer body, written and performed by Roma Havers.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Wed 5 Oct to Sat 8 Oct

Outbox: Groove

Created by the critically acclaimed OUTBOX - whose work blurs boundaries, disrupts, challenges and delights – GROOVE features a fierce and mighty cast of intergenerational dancers and actors moving
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Wed 5 Oct to Fri 7 Oct


Scarabeus Aerial Theatre combine aerial dance and visual theatre with excerpts from letters written to each other in an immersive multimedia performance.
The Lowry Pier 8 The Quays Salford M50 3AZ Details >
Fri 7 Oct and Sat 8 Oct

Black Angel 25

Black Angel returns to celebrate their 25th birthday! The pioneering club night returns for a special event on Saturday 8th October to celebrate 25 years of Black Angel, the birth of the Black and...
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Sat 8 Oct

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

The original family ravers Big Fish Little Fish are returning to MANCHESTER for a rave up! Si Frater (Rejuvenation / Bowlers) will be on the decks playing (grown-up) dance music for families to...
Cargo Manchester Unit 5-6 The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS Details >
Sun 9 Oct

With My Ear to the Wall

With My Ear to the Wall is a tactile audio installation of tumblers, placed to the wall. Inciting empathy, curiosity and a sense of closeness, With My Ear to the Wall is an opportunity to eavesdrop...
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Mon 10 Oct to Sat 15 Oct

Inua Ellams & Yomi Sode

Two electrifying performers, Inua Ellams and Yomi Sode return to MLF to share work from their acclaimed poetry collections.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA Details >
Tue 11 Oct

Wine Escape Manchester

THE UK'S FIRST IMMERSIVE ESCAPE ROOM EVENT! Step back into the roaring 1920’s and enjoy the glamour and extravagance of Hawker Wine Estate.
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Greater, Manchester M3 3BT Details >
Fri 14 Oct and Sat 15 Oct

Gandey Circus ‘Spooktacular’ 2022

A very special (trick or) treat for Halloween, Gandeys Circus returns once again with a brand-new action-packed legendary Halloween Spooktacular Big Top show for all the family.
Circus Big Top, Trafford Centre, Grand Hall entrance M17 8AA Details >
Fri 14 Oct to Sun 30 Oct

Come & Sing Brahms Requiem with Salford Choral Society

Come & Sing Brahms Requiem with Salford Choral Society Immerse yourself in Brahms’ choral masterpiece, Ein Deutsches Requiem, in this enjoyable sing day led by our inspiring Music Director Tom Newall.
Hemsley House 41-42 The Crescent Salford M5 4PE Details >
Sat 15 Oct

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

Sat 15th Oct, 7.30pm - Manchester Cathedral The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, and other works by candlelight in...
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street M3 1SX Details >
Sat 15 Oct

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