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Today to Sun 19 May, By Distance closest first.

Harp Alchemy with Amy Turk & Lauren Scott

HARP ALCHEMY WITH AMY TURK & LAUREN SCOTT with support from RNCM Harps To celebrate their respective album releases... See more >
International Anthony Burgess Foundation 3 Cambridge St Manchester M1 5BY
Sun 19 May

Chase Distillery @ RHS Urban Show 2024

Chase Distillery @ RHS Urban Show 2024 Chase Distillery, purveyors of exceptional spirits inspired by the untamed beauty of the Herefordshire countryside... See more >
Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PY

Moonlight Sonata and Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

Treat yourself and your loved ones to an exceptional piano recital in the beautiful candlelit setting of Manchester... See more >
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street M3 1SX
Sat 11 May

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's masterpiece, The Four Seasons, in the... See more >
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street M3 1SX
Sat 11 May

FREE taster session with the Longsight Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Longsight Rock Choir Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? Your local Manchester choir is run..... See more >
422 Community Hub, 422 Community Hub, Stockport Road, Manchester M12 4EX
Thu 2 May, Thu 9 May, and more dates until Thu 27 Jun

Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)

A riotous, radical adaptation of Polly, John Gay’s banned sequel to The Beggar’s Opera, with techno, tracksuits and... See more >
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Thu 2 May and Fri 3 May

Afternoon Brass with Besses O' Th' Barn Brass Band

Please join us in historic Eccles Parish Church for an afternoon of uplifting brass band music with Besses... See more >
Church Street Eccles, Manchester M30 0DL
Sat 18 May

Wheelers Accessible Cycling

Our Supportability Wheelers project offers weekly cycling opportunities throughout the year for disabled adults,... See more >
Woodbank Park Athletics Track, , Woodbank Park, Offerton, Stockport, SK1 4JS SK4 4JZ
Thu 25 Apr to Sat 27 Apr, Thu 2 May to Sat 4 May, Thu 9 May to Sat 11 May, Thu 16 May to Sat 18 May

Tina Turner Tribute Night - Manchester

Tina Turner Tribute Night, Patricroft conservative Club, Manchester Join us for an electrifying evening of live music... See more >
1 Edison Road, Eccles M30 7AW
Sat 27 Apr

The South Manchester Food Festival 2024: A Springtime Feast

Prepare your taste buds for an epic celebration of all things FOOD NEW for spring 2024, we'll be rolling up in... See more >
Wythenshawe Park & Gardens, Wythenshawe Road, Manchester M23 0AB
Sat 18 May and Sun 19 May

An Evening with Ginger Alden: Elvis Presley’s Last Love and Fiancée

Join us for an exclusive UK event as we welcome Ginger Alden, the woman who captured Elvis Presley’s heart during his... See more >
The Plaza Mersey Square Stockport SK1 1SP
Wed 15 May


Enjoy your lunch or coffee in the cafe with a local singer with who has music for everyone, swing , rat pack, modern... See more >
Bridge view cafe Portland Basin museum Heritage wharf Ashton under lyne OL7 0QA
Thu 25 Apr

Chads Theatre presents Speaking in Tongues by A Bovell

Chads Theatre presents Speaking in Tongues by A Bovell Speaking in Tongues (Studio Production) Chads Theatre, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5AU Tue 23rd April 2024 - Sat 27th... See more >
Tue 23 Apr to Sat 27 Apr

64 Carr Wood - Open Garden for NGS

64 Carr Wood - Open Garden for NGS acre landscaped, south facing garden overlooking Bollin valley laid out in 1959 by Clibrans of Altrincham... See more >
64 Carr Wood, Altrincham WA15 0EP
Sat 18 May

The Actress by Peter Quilter and presented by Woodford Players

The Actress by Peter Quilter “The last show is always a very strange affair. It’s like a party, a great buzz of..... See more >
Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road, Woodford SK7 1PS
Wed 24 Apr to Sat 27 Apr
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Things to do around Manchester

Here are some delightful activities for a day out in Manchester, a vibrant city in the north-west of England:

1. Take a Football Stadium Tour:
- Football is life in Manchester! Whether you're a red or a blue, both Manchester United and Manchester City offer stadium tours. Explore the changing rooms, marvel at the pitch, and see the collections of trophies acquired over the years. At Old Trafford, there's even an onsite museum where you can learn about the history of Manchester United's legends. If you're a City fan, book a tour of Etihad Stadium to discover the history and triumphs of Manchester City.

2. Tour Manchester Art Gallery:
- Located in the city center, Manchester Art Gallery houses over 12,500 works of art. Lose yourself among world-class paintings, sculptures, and photographs in both permanent and temporary exhibits.

3. Explore the Northern Quarter:
- Wander through the Northern Quarter, known for its independent boutiques, street art, and trendy cafés. Discover quirky shops, vintage stores, and hidden gems. Don't miss the vibrant atmosphere and unique character of this creative neighborhood.

4. Visit the Science and Industry Museum:
- Learn about revolutionary inventions and Manchester's industrial heritage at the Science and Industry Museum. Explore interactive exhibits, vintage machinery, and historical artifacts. It's a fascinating journey through time and innovation.

5. Enjoy Live Music and Nightlife:
- Manchester is renowned for its music scene. Check out live gigs at iconic venues like Albert Hall, Band on the Wall, or Night & Day Café. After dark, explore the city's diverse bars, pubs, and clubs for a memorable night out.

6. Discover Manchester Cathedral:
- Visit Manchester Cathedral, a historic gem with stunning architecture. Attend a service, admire the stained glass windows, and explore the peaceful cloisters. Don't forget to step outside and enjoy the serene gardens.

7. Explore the Whitworth Art Gallery:
- The Whitworth Art Gallery offers a mix of contemporary and historic art. Wander through its beautiful park setting, enjoy the exhibitions, and relax by the lakeside.

8. Indulge in Food and Drink:
- Manchester boasts a diverse culinary scene. Try local delicacies at the Arndale Market, savor international cuisine in the Chinatown, or enjoy a traditional pub lunch. Don't forget to sample a Manchester tart or a Bury black pudding.

Remember, Manchester has something for everyone – from art and history to music and nightlife!