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2020 06 29 Home Reopening

Manchester arts and culture - What’s reopening when?

An updated list of museums, galleries, cinemas, libraries and performance venues

2019 09 04 Lightopia 3

Lightopia lantern and light festival to return to Heaton Park

The visual wonderland is back from November, with COVID measures and new creations aplenty

Deaf Institute Manchester Wedding070

£2.25m emergency funding for music venues - but Manchester needs more, says council

Leaders have asked for £16.4m to support 50 music institutions over next two years

2020 07 20 Contact Header

Contact Theatre announces reopening after £6.75 million transformation

As performing arts continues to struggle, some good news at last…

2020 07 03 Royal Exchange Missing Live Theatre Campaign

A lifeline at last - £1.57 billion rescue fund for theatres and music venues

With performing arts on the brink of collapse, the government has finally stepped in to...

Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange Theatre announces huge staff cuts as future remains uncertain

The Manchester institution has begun redundancy talks, with 65% of permanent jobs at risk

2018 08 28 Company Chameleon

Councillor’s support plea: ‘We won’t stand by and watch Manchester’s culture take its last gasp’

The industry is struggling to survive, warns Cllr Luthfur Rahman in an open letter to...

2019 01 24 Portico Prize Longlist Joe Fenn

Which bookshops and publishers are delivering in Greater Manchester?

Support local indies and avoid Amazon with our handy guide…

2020 05 11 Museum Of Wigan Life Header

The Curators' Choice: Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts (part two)

From an Egyptian coffin to the earliest photo of Manchester, we asked museums region-wide to...

2020 05 11 Portico Library Header

The Curators' Choice: Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From a self-pouring teapot to a Harrier jet, we asked museums region-wide to pick their...

2020 04 13 Cinderella Hope Mill

It's showtime! - Online concert celebrates musical legends Rodgers + Hammerstein

Hope Mill Theatre is putting on an amazing show featuring West End stars singing from...

Anthony Burgess At Home I 009

Dystopian classics to modern crime: Nine must-read Manchester novels

Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone

2018 04 26 Dj Paulette

Manchester goes global thanks to a new free streaming service

United We Stream promises live music and performance every night

2020 03 18 Home Response Fund

Arts venues close across Manchester

As shops, gyms and other community spaces also start to announce suspended services

2020 03 13 Back To The Future Sean Ebsworth Barnes 1

‘Great Scott, it’s five stars!’ Back to the Future, Opera House, reviewed

Could the musical be even better than the film? Vicky Smith thinks so…

2020 03 04 Art Battle

Break Out: Live art battle heading to Strangeways

In the infamous prison’s shadow, ten artists will compete for your vote…

2020 03 04 Global Grooves

£8.6 million boost for Greater Manchester arts scene

From carnival arts to museums and festivals, 35 organisations will receive GMCA Culture Funding

2020 02 27 Manchester Flower Show 2

Green fingers? Historic Flower Show to return - and it’s looking for entries

Once a ‘major display of town and country,’ the event is back for King Street...

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