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Today to Thu 18 Jul, By Distance closest first.

Astley Youth Band Annual Prizegiving - 3Noth Anniversary!

Our annual prizegiving is always the best night of the year, a fantastic celebration of all the hard work of everyone... See more >
Buile Hill Park Hall Eccles Old Road Salford M6 8GL
Fri 5 Jul

Manchester to Blackpool

The Manchester to Blackpool bike ride is a very popular event - cycle 60 miles from Salford Quays to a great finish... See more >
The Piazza MediaCityUK Salford M50 2EQ
Sun 14 Jul

The Christie Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride

Cycle from city to sea this summer with #TeamChristie! Join Team Christie once again as they head to the seaside as..... See more >
The Piazza, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2EQ
Sun 14 Jul

FREE taster session with the Altrincham/Sale Rock Choir

If you are wanting to join a choir you'll find a happy place with us in the Rock Choir. Your friendly local..... See more >
Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 0LG
Tue 25 Jun

It's Showtime! A celebration of musical theatre

Join Salford Choral Society for a celebration of the very best of musical theatre. With selections from West Side..... See more >
Peel Hall, University of Salford M5 4WX
Sat 6 Jul

The Importance of Being Earnest

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t..... See more >
Ordsall Hall M5 3AN
Wed 3 Jul

Moss Park Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

Moss Park Allotments - Open Garden for NGS Moss Park is a stunning, award winning allotment site in Stretford, Manchester. Wide grass paths flanked by pretty..... See more >
Moss Park Allotments, Manchester M32 9EE
Sun 14 Jul

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's masterpiece The Four Seasons and other... See more >
St Ann’s Church, 44 Ann Street, Manchester M2 7LF
Sat 22 Jun

Gorton Philharmonic: A Night of Movie Music

An evening of dramatic and popular orchestra music from the silver screen, including the theme from Ladies in Lavender... See more >
The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA
Sat 13 Jul

After Hours at Chetham's Library - Cancelled

Join us for an exclusive after hours chance to explore the medieval stone passages, secret staircases and richly... See more >
Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
Fri 21 Jun

Inside the Library: Collecting the Conjuror

Across July, Chetham's Library will be exploring the true stories and Manchester connections of one of the Tudor... See more >
Chethams Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
Tue 9 Jul

Góbéfest

Góbéfest, Manchester's original urban folk music and dance festival with strong Central and Eastern European... See more >
Cathedral Gardens M4 3BG
Fri 21 Jun to Sun 23 Jun

Chorlton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Chorlton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Chorlton is a suburb of Manchester with great food shops, bars, cafes, and a bohemian atmosphere. Our gardens reflect..... See more >
Chorlton Gardens, Manchester M21 8UZ
Sun 23 Jun

The Folk Tent at The Mining Museum

Folk Musi all day at Lancashire Mining Museum - With Trouble at' Mill, Vision Ting and many more See more >
Astley Green Colliery M29 7JB
Sat 6 Jul

The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS

The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS Recently restored medium sized gardens of Grade II* vernacular Georgian vicarage comprising both formal and informal... See more >
The Old Vicarage, Manchester M29 7FS
Sat 29 Jun and Sun 30 Jun
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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!