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Christmas Cracker

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles Christmas draws near and this is the event to bring the year to an end in a happy way with opportunities to spend
Museum of Transport Greater Manchester M8 8UW
Sat 3 Dec 22

Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market

Once again the Event will be staged throughout the village on the 3rd December
Throughout the Village of Cheadle - at St Mary’s Church, Trinity Church, Cheadle Social Club, The Green SK8 1PX
Sat 3 Dec 22

Split Britches: Last Gasp

“How to survive a loss. First you recalibrate…” Landing somewhere between the realms of the live and the virtual, presence and absence, between staying home and venturing out, Peggy Shaw and Lois...
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Wed 30 Nov 22

14%: Off Side England Match Special

Contact Presents: OFFSIDE. Exploring all sides of football culture ahead of Keisha Thompson's new show 14% Join us for this free, friendly and relaxed screening of the second England Fifa...
CONTACT Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6JA
Tue 29 Nov 22

Forward Prizes

Join jury chair, celebrated novelist, columnist and activist Fatima Bhutto as she hosts the presentation of the UK and Ireland’s most coveted poetry prizes.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Mon 28 Nov 22

In Conversation: Bishop Mick Fleming, Father Alex Frost & Ed Thomas

The last few years have done much to expose and exacerbate social inequality in the UK. This was brought into stark relief by the BBC News correspondent Ed Thomas in December 2020 through a series of...
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
Mon 28 Nov 22

Edgeley Festive Artisan Market

Following the success of a summer event, this Artisan market will focus on local makers and traders. Check out handmade unique gifts, homeware, jewellery, pet products and tasty treats.
Castle Street, Edgeley SK3 9AW
Sat 26 Nov 22

14%: Off Side England Match Special

Contact Presents: OFFSIDE. Exploring all sides of football culture ahead of Keisha Thompson's new show 14% Join us for this free, friendly and relaxed screening of the first England Fifa...
CONTACT Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6JA
Fri 25 Nov 22

Half Moon: Daytime Deewane

An exhilarating gig theatre adventure inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture. It’s 1997 and London is about to have its last daytime rave. The end of an era is approaching.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Tue 22 Nov 22

Manchester Vegan Christmas Festival

Over 80 fantastic stalls showcasing the best of the vegan lifestyle will feature at The Manchester Vegan Christmas Festival on Sunday 20th November 2022 at Bowlers Exhibition Centre.
Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1SN
Sun 20 Nov 22

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

On Saturday 19th November, in the impressive setting of Manchester Cathedral, the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a spectacular selection of Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi by
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street M3 1SX
Sat 19 Nov 22

Bolton Symphony Orchestra - The Trials of Life

Bolton Symphony Orchestra will be performing an exciting programme of works at our November concert. We will be playing a programme of lesser known works at the Victoria Hall on Saturday 19th...
The Victoria Hall Knowsley Street BL1 2AS
Sat 19 Nov 22

In Conversation with Julie Hesmondhalgh

Join award-winning actor Julie Hesmondhalgh – known for her roles in massively popular TV shows such as Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Coronation Street, as well as stage performances at venues
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Thu 17 Nov 22

John Smith and Katherine Priddy

This November come and see two of the UK’s most exciting songwriters at the Vale for the first time as part of a collaborative UK tour.
Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley OL5 9JL
Wed 16 Nov 22

Remembrance Day Service in Cheadle

Service of |Remembrance for the community of Cheadle and beyond
The War Memorial situated on Cheadle Green SK8 2BD
Sun 13 Nov 22

Farcicals

Farcicals Two short comedies by Alan Ayckbourn: Chloë With Love and The Kidderminster Affair. Teddy and Lottie's marriage is on the rocks. Penny and Reggie ride to the rescue.
Altrincham Little Theatre, 17 Oxford Road, Altrincham WA14 2ED
Sun 13 Nov 22

Heavy Salad and Paddy Steer

Heavy Salad formed in Manchester in Autumn 2018 charged up on a myriad of musical influences, create a cosmic slop of melodic 90s tinged rock and psychedelic 60s inspired pop infused with the bands
Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley OL5 9JL
Sat 12 Nov 22

Glorious Baroque

Join Salford Choral Society and the acclaimed Baroque in the North orchestra for an evening of popular baroque music – featuring a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria, one of sacred music’s most
Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD
Sat 12 Nov 22

Lava Elastic

LAVA ELASTIC is the UK's FIRST openly neurodiverse comedy/performance/poetry night, and is known for hilarious nights, fantastic line-ups, zero-tolerance on hecklers - a brilliant evening for
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Fri 11 Nov 22

Twisted Whispers Vaudeville

Twisted Whispers Vaudeville An eclectic spectacle, Twisted Whispers Vaudeville will serve up live entertainment to titillate you from start to finish! From the beautiful to the bizarre! The dazzling to the devious!
The Venue Urmston 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 0XQ
Fri 11 Nov 22

20 Stories High: Touchy + Anthology

A double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and poetry, from Liverpool’s finest What happens when some of Liverpool’s finest rappers, singers, poets, and Ninjas get creative in one space?
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Thu 10 Nov 22

Bombay Superstar

Award-winning Phizzical Productions are inviting audiences to hit the dancefloor with the world premiere of Bombay Superstar, a dazzling new Bollywood musical set in the sizzling disco era of the
The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Tue 8 Nov 22

Manchester United Women v Chelsea

Barclays Women's Super League football fixture between Manchester United Women and Chelsea to be played at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday 6th November 2022, 6.45pm kick off.
Leigh Sports Village Sale Way Leigh WN7 4JY
Sun 6 Nov 22

Manchester United U21s v Manchester City

Come and see the future of the Premier League as Manchester United U21s take on Manchester City U21s in a Premier League 2 fixture to be played at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday 5th November 2022,
Leigh Sports Village Sale Way Leigh WN7 4JY
Sat 5 Nov 22

Get Into Teaching - North West

NATIONAL TEACHER RECRUITMENT DRIVE COMING TO THE NORTH WEST New programme of free events for people curious about teaching as a career and those ready to step into the classroom A national
Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Sat 5 Nov 22

Cocktails & Cinquains

What makes a good cocktail? What on earth is a cinquain? And why have we put the two together? If you join us for a new night of boisterous beverages and punchy poetry hosted by Keisha Thompson and...
CONTACT Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6JA
Fri 4 Nov 22

Pigfoot: Hot in Here

HOT IN HERE explores the UK’s place in the global climate crisis, and the action we can take to prevent it. HOT IN HERE is a carbon-neutral dance party celebrating action for climate justice.
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Tue 1 Nov 22

Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival

PRESENTED BY CORAM SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at Contact!
CONTACT Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6JA
Mon 31 Oct 22

Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical The hit comedy movie comes to the stage! Embrace your inner elf! Buddy the elf works very happily in Santa's workshop - even though he is not very good at making toys and seems much bigger...
Walmsley Church Parish Hall BL7 9SA
Mon 31 Oct 22

Autumn 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
Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, off Chorley old Road, Bolton BL1 4EU
Sat 29 Oct 22

Autumn Fair at St Paul's Church Monton on Sat 29th Oct 2022

Please come and visit us at the St Paul's traditional Autumn Fair where there'll be a good range of stalls to view and buy from, lucky tombolas to have a go at, café open for our famous
Egerton Road Monton, Eccles M30 9LR
Sat 29 Oct 22

Halloween in the City

Head to Manchester city centre this October for the most monstrous of Halloweens! Families are encouraged to come dressed up in their coolest costumes to take part in the official Halloween in the...
Manchester City Centre, Manchester M4 1AZ
Sat 29 Oct 22

Festival of Fantastic Films 2022

The Festival of Fantastic Films Manchester returns in 2022 with a new look and a revamped programme. The packed full-weekend schedule presents guests, film screenings, and special events covering the...
Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester. M1 3BB
Fri 28 Oct 22

Tara Theatre: Artists Make Space

A new international co-creation project: What happens when artistic worlds collide, grow and blossom together?
CONTACT Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6JA
Fri 28 Oct 22

Portland Basin Museum

Make and Do activity in the craft area of Portland Basin museum on Tuesday and Thursday The free museum is open all day with Bridge view cafe open 10.30am till 3.
Portland Basin museum Heritage wharf Ashton under lyne OL7 0QA
Tue 25 Oct 22

An electric charity tuck shop is coming to this half term

An electric charity tuck shop raising money for the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) is making its way across Greater Manchester and Cheshire this half
POD building on car park Robin Retail Park Wigan WN5 0UH
Tue 25 Oct 22

Contact Young Company: Halo

Our new Artistic Director Keisha Thompson teams up with Contact Young Company to direct their Autumn show!
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Mon 24 Oct 22

Craft & Gift Fair - Mercure Georgian House Hotel - Blackrod

Craft & Gift Fair - Mercure Georgian House Hotel - Blackrod Why not come along to this beautiful venue and enjoy shopping from a wide range of local Artisans, Crafters, Makers and Small Businesses, all selling items you really can't find on the high
Manchester Rd Blackrod Bolton BL6 5RU
Sun 23 Oct 22

Centre Shuttle 4

Ride our free heritage buses to/from Shudehill Interchange Stand E. every 20minutes to main events Free travel on our heritage buses to / from Museum Heritage Shuttle 4 Free heritage bus link...
Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW
Sat 22 Oct 22

80's flashback

Greater Manchester's buses... 1980s style! - See what it was like to travel on buses in the 80s - Special displays: sights and sounds of the 80s - Tastes of the 80s - popular snacks and food...
Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW
Sat 22 Oct 22

The Chronicles of Atom and Luna

Funnelwick Limb’s latest storytelling instalment of the epic fantasy tale The Chronicles of Atom & Luna is touring this autumn!
Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme M15 5ZA
Sat 22 Oct 22

Blackbeard's Tea Party

heir bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Hold on to your tri-corn hats, grab your best parrot and be prepared to dance to your favourite shanty – Blackbeard’s...
Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley OL5 9JL
Sat 22 Oct 22

Besses O' Th' Barn Brass Band Concert at Eccles Parish Church

Please join us in historic Eccles Parish Church for a brass band concert with Besses O'Th' Barn Brass Band on Friday evening, 21st October 2022 starting at 8pm.
Church Street Eccles, Manchester M30 0DL
Fri 21 Oct 22

Amy Vreeke: Glowing

Candid, ferocious, funny and loud, Glowing debunks the myths that pregnant women are having the time of their lives and new mothers spend their days softly singing nursery rhymes to sleeping
Contact Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
Tue 18 Oct 22

Glowing Writing Workshop

A writing workshop led by Miray Sidhom which will help you develop creative tools to explore your journey with pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
CONTACT Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6JA
Mon 17 Oct 22

Manchester United Women v Brighton & Hove Albion

Barclays Women's Super League football fixture between Manchester United Women and Brighton & Hove Albion to be played at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday 16th October 2022, 12.00pm kick off.
Leigh Sports Village Sale Way Leigh WN7 4JY
Sun 16 Oct 22

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
Sat 15 Oct 22

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
Sat 15 Oct 22

Great British Dog Walk for Hearing Dogs - Manchester

The Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is coming to Heaton Park in Manchester on Saturday 15th October.
Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Ln, Manchester M25 0DL
Sat 15 Oct 22

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
Fri 14 Oct 22
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