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More details - West Drive Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Cul-de-sac, do not park beyond notice. Here are two gardens of very different character, reflecting their owner’s gardening style. Although suburban , they are surrounded by mature trees and have a secluded feel. Rich variety of planting incl. ferns, hostas and herbaceous borders.
West Drive Gardens, Cheadle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Manfords Comedy Club
Cheadle Social Club plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford. A great evening of original stand-up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.
Cheadle Social Club, Ashfield Crescent, Cheadle, Stockport
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Mum2mum Market (Chorlton,Manchester)  Nearly New Sale
Chorlton High School Saturday 23rd June 1:30pm-3:30pm SELL your quality second hand baby, children’s and maternity clothes, preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and children’s market and keep 100% of the proceeds. Book a stall at www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/book-a-stall.
Chorlton High School, Nell Lane, Chorlton, Manchester
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Heaton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Heaton Moor is a leafy, attractive suburb in south Manchester. These gardens are all hidden gems, and together, demonstrate the huge variety of gardens to be found in one small area: the first, Cannock Drive, has a lawn that sweeps down to a beautiful small lake with central fountain, offering views over the...
Heaton Gardens, Stockport
Sun 1 Jul

More details - New Japan Pro Wrestling: Strong Style Evolved UK
New Japan Pro Wrestling: Strong Style Evolved UK. Artists performing: Revolution Pro Wrestling.: Tickets avaiable.
Altrincham Ice Arena, Greater Manchester
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Alderbank - Open Garden for NGS
A quirky Chorlton garden! Recycled materials. Wildlife friendly areas. Great variety of lush naturalistic cottage style planting. Wildlife friendly pond with bridge. Potager style front garden with organic fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs. Hundreds of container plantings.
Alderbank, Manchester
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Manchester Thai Festival
A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Platt Fields Park, Manchester is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.
Platt Fields Park, Manchester
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Transport & Aviation Festival
Over the weekend of 30th June – 1st July the Manchester Airport Aviation and Transport Festival will be taking place at the Airports Runway Visitor Park (WA15 8XQ). Attracting over 15,000 people this years event will be celebrating Manchester airports 80 years of operations.
Runway Visitor Park Off Sunbank Lane
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - mum2mum market (Altrincham) Nearly New Sale
Altrincham FC, Community Sports Hall, Moss Lane, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 8AP Sunday 08th July 3:00pm-5:00pm SELL your quality second hand baby, children’s and maternity clothes, preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and children’s market and keep 100% of the proceeds.
Altrincham Football Club, J. Davison Stadium, Moss Lane, Altrincham
Sun 8 Jul

More details - #Artopenhouse 'Land Marks'
#artopenhouse is an artist initiative in which a group of Manchester artists - Kate Davies, Sarah Feinmann, Maggie Hargreaves and Fiona Moate - curate a weekend exhibition in the intimate setting of an Edwardian terraced house.
184 Stamford Street, Old Trafford, Manchester
Fri 6 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - Book and Record Fair: Stockport, Sunday 1st July 2018
The next fantastic Stockport Book and Vinyl Record Fair will be held on the first Sunday of July at the town’s historic Market Hall.
Stockport Market Hall, Market Place, Stockport
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Quarry Bank - Lost Voices
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Quarry Bank - Journeys of the Imagination
Pack your bags for an adventure as we discover the incredible journeys made by the people of Quarry Bank. Based on newly written stories by Berlie Doherty with beautiful illustrations by Emma Baldwin.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Quarry Bank - SOLD OUT Axel Scheffler at the Children's Book Festival
Join Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler as he introduces the latest adventures of his delightful characters, Pip and Posy. Ages 3+. Good friends (most of the time!) this charming pair, Pip and Posy always have fun and will delight toddlers and parents alike.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Philip Ardagh at the Children's Book Festival
Join Philip Ardagh as he shares the silly secrets of being a knight in training in a medieval castle and find out what life was really like as a Victorian house maid in his My Secret Diary event. Ages 7+. Expect a fun fact-filled session with lots of laughs.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Aardman Shaun the Sheep Model Making Workshop at the Children's Book Festival
Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Shaun the Sheep character at this fun, hands-on clay modelling workshop. Suitable for ages 6-96 years!
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Jonny Duddle at the Children's Book Festival
Yo ho ho! Calling all landlubbers! Author and illustrator Jonny Duddle introduces his newest book ’The Pirates of Scurvy Sands’ with an interactive pirate performance. Ages 4+. Come and celebrate the hilarious voyages of the Jolley-Rogers, the most intrepid pirates of the Seven Seas.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Tracey Corderoy at the Children's Book Festival
Join author Tracey Corderoy for some fabulous fun with her loveable creations, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. Ages 5-9. Hear all about the robber dogs turned crime-solving bakers and their latest adventures in this event full of storytelling fun, games and participation.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - SOLD OUT Aardman Gromit Model Making Workshop at the Children's Book Festival
Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Gromit character at this fun, hands-on clay modelling workshop. Suitable for ages 6-96 years!
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Tom Percival at the Children's Book Festival
Join Tom Percival for plenty of adventure, tall stories and live drawing along the way. Ages 5-9. Tale Town is a faraway kingdom full of extraordinary children that you just might recognise. A wondrous world full of witches, wolves, dragons and fairies where magic and mystery crackle through the air.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Tony De Saulles at the Children's Book Festival
Tony De Saulles, illustrator of the bestselling Horrible Science series, presents his brand new series Bee Boy, the story of unlikely superhero Melvin Meadly who is half-bee and half-boy. Ages 7+.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - National Trust Children's Book Festival - Garden Activities
Enjoy even more story-themed fun, inspired by the authors who are appearing at the festival with dressing up, activities, crafts and interactive games in the gardens. There will also be a chance for you to get your favourite books signed, even if you don’t get an author event ticket!
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - SOLD OUT Aardman Hognob Model Making Workshop from Early Man at the Children's Book Festival
Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Hognob character from the new Aardman Animation film Early Man at this fun, hands-on clay modelling workshop. Suitable for ages 6-96 years.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Ed Vere at the Children's Book Festival
Learn how to be a lion with award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer & illustrator of picture books, Ed Vere. Suitable for ages 4+. Meet Leonard - a lion like no other. Leonard likes to write poems, and he likes to watch shooting stars.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Benji Davies at the Children's Book Festival
Join Benji Davies as he brings his rhyming tale, The Grotlyn, to life with live illustrations, joining in sections and some arts and craft too! Suitable for ages 5-9.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - SOLD OUT Lydia Monks at the Children's Book Festival
Join the bestselling illustrator of What the Ladybird Heard for a sparkling storytelling adventure and live illustration workshop. Ages 3+. Find out exactly What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, meet a whole new host of Zoo animal friends to draw, and help Lydia and the ladybird solve a new crime caper!
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - We're Going on a Bear Hunt Storytelling at the Children's Book Festival
Join us on a very special Bear Hunt with storytelling, arts and crafts and maybe even a special appearance from the bear himself! Ages 3-6. This event is inspired by ’We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Let’s Discover Bugs’ and ’Let’s Discover Birds.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - A.F Harrold at the Children's Book Festival
Come along and meet author and poet A F Harrold and find out all about his latest series, Greta Zargo, a school girl turned detective who is on the case of some amoeba monsters from the middle of the earth. Ages 7-12. A.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Sibeal Pounder at the Children's Book Festival
Think you know all there is to know about Mermaids' Let Sibal Pounder set the record straight with her fantastic series, Bad Mermaids! Ages 7+.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Benji Davies at the Children's Book Festival
Meet author and illustrator Benji Davies for a lively talk where he describes and demonstrates how he creates his stunningly beautiful picture books including The Storm Whale and Grandad’s Island. Ages 4+.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Steve Antony at the Children's Book Festival
Join bestselling, award-winning author and illustrator Steve Antony, creator of The Queen’s Hat and Mr Panda series. Ages 3+. Read stories together including Steve’s newest book, Unplugged, which is all about enjoying the outside world. Learn to draw Steve’s characters alongside him!
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Berlie Doherty at the Children's Book Festival
Come and hear Berlie Doherty’s exciting stories - from mill apprentices to boys who want pet dragons. She might also tell you about the stories she has written especially for Quarry Bank! Ages 8+. Berlie Doherty will have a host of characters to introduce you to in her many stories and books.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Paddington Storytelling at the Children's Book Festival
Everybody’s favourite bear and Darkest Peru’s most famous export comes to life in this interactive Paddington storytelling session. Ages 5+. Discover how he met the Brown family, became friends with Mr Gruber and got to know his new home in this celebration of 60 years of Paddington!
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - David Litchfield at the Children's Book Festival
Join David Litchfield, author and illustrator of The Bear & The Piano, as he brings his Bear Band to the woods at Quarry Bank. Ages 4+. David will present a special reading of his award-winning book with musical accompaniment from a Bear pianist.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Alex. T. Smith and Claude on TV Premiere at the Children's Book Festival
The hilarious and bestselling series Claude launches on Disney Junior in June, and we have an exclusive premiere event with Claude’s creator, Alex T. Smith! Ages 6+.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Harriet Muncaster at the Children's Book Festival
Half vampire, half fairy, Isadora Moon is totally unique! With author Harriet Muncaster, take part in a magical storytime and fun craft workshop. Ages 5-8. In her latest adventure, Isadora goes on her first ever trip to the fun fair.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Quarry Bank - Outdoor Theatre: We Are Three Sisters by Blake Morrison
Telling the remarkable stories of the Brontes, Charlotte, Anne and Emily light up Blake Morrison’s play with outspoken wit, aspirations, dreams and ideas. Staged in Quarry Bank’s beautiful gardens by Wilmslow Green Room.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Fri 6 Jul and Sat 7 Jul

More details - Quarry Bank - Journeys of the Imagination
Pack your bags for an adventure as we discover the incredible journeys made by the people of Quarry Bank. Based on newly written stories by Berlie Doherty with beautiful illustrations by Emma Baldwin.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Tue 10 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Quarry Bank - Lost Voices
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Tue 10 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - 8a Warwick Drive - Open Garden for NGS
We’re here again but with a difference! Focusing on the rear garden in 2017, we had extensive tree work which changed the side and back borders, letting the sunlight in and increasing the potential for growth. Much new planting followed with pleasing results.
8a Warwick Drive, Altrincham
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - Ladybrook Singers 90th Anniversary Concert
Join us in a celebratory concert to mark 90 years of making music with guests Flute Salad & Poynton Male Voice Choir. We will perform a mix of sacred and secular choral music.
St Mary’s in the Marketplace, Churchgate, Stockport
Sat 23 Jun

More details - City of Manchester Opera concert: À la française! A varied programme of French music including hits
City of Manchester Opera are delighted to perform at St Georges Church in Altrincham and promise a concert of music and song incorporating everything French, on Bastille Day! À la française! is the French way!
St Georges Church, Church Street, Altrincham
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Brooke Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Garden designer’s plant-filled garden surrounded by trees and shrubs. 3 distinct areas and planting styles. Woodland garden: unusual water feature, many fern varieties incl tree ferns, astrantias, hydrangeas, foxgloves, shade-loving plants.
Brooke Cottage, Handforth
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Minifest Fun Day
Presented by Artful Playground Ages 2-9 Running Time: 60 minutes 12 – 2.30pm Art Activities taking place Artful Playground’s Minifest  is a fun musical experience for children that adults will love too!
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Comedy Club 4 Kids
Presented by Comedy Club 4 Kids Ages 6+ Running Time: 60 minutes Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits!
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Sat 14 Jul

More details - M Huncho
M Huncho Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: M Huncho .
Manchester Club Academy, Manchester
Tue 19 Jun

More details - Francis House Children's Hospice Summer Ladies Lunch
Join us at the Principal Hotel, Manchester on Friday 29th June for the Francis House Children’s Hospice Summer Ladies Lunch.
The Principal Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Penguinpig
A fun-filled show about the Internet for 3-8 year olds and their grown ups, based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley. Sophie reads about an exciting creature called a Penguinpig on the Internet.
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford
Sun 1 Jul

More details - David Baddiel's ANiMALCOLM
Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to be is…you.
The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays
Sat 7 Jul

More details - 80s Mixtape
Big hair, big shoulder pads and the biggest hits of the ‘80s, all in one spectacular night. Join the full forces of the Hallé plus guest rhythm section and star vocalists Alison Jiear and Tim Howar for a night of chart-topping, record-smashing hits!
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St., Manchester
Sat 23 Jun

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