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Today to Mon 13 May, By Distance closest first.

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Frederic Chopin's greatest piano works by renowned concert pianist... See more >
St Ann’s Church, 44 Ann Street, Manchester M2 7LF
Sat 20 Apr

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

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

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

Grand Afternoon Tea at Eccles Parish Church

Please join us for a Grand Afternoon Tea in the Bridgewater Room at historic Eccles Parish Church on Saturday, 20th... See more >
Church Street Eccles, Manchester M30 0DL
Sat 20 Apr

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 18 Apr, Sat 20 Apr, Thu 25 Apr, and more dates until 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

Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience

Dobbies is inviting plant enthusiasts and foodies alike to a brand new Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience, giving... See more >
Green Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 8QP
Sat 20 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 >
Chads Theatre MELLOR Road CHEADLE HULME SK8 5AU
Tue 23 Apr to Sat 27 Apr

Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience

Dobbies is inviting plant enthusiasts and foodies alike to a brand new Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience, giving... See more >
Dooley Lane, Otterspool, Cheshire SK6 7HE
Sat 20 Apr

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

Prestbury Choral Society Spring Concert

Prestbury Choral Society is in good voice for their forthcoming concert, Elijah, by Felix Mendelssohn, a powerful... See more >
St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmslow SK9 1AW
Sat 20 Apr

Great British Dog Walk for Hearing Dogs - Lyme Park, Cheshire

A sponsored walk to transform deaf people’s lives Hearing loss is rising. This invisible disability has devastating..... See more >
National Trust Lyme, Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR
Sun 28 Apr

May Day Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines - some of... See more >
Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, off Chorley old Road, Bolton BL1 4EU
Sun 5 May and Mon 6 May
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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!