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Wine Tasting & Tapas

La Bandera, Manchester
Sunday 25 February 2024
A delightful evening of wine tasting where you will experience a true journey through Spanish wines, paired with some amazing small bites!Discover an array of exquisite wines from Spain, handpicked by their expert sommeliers. Indulge in the...

Pride Tours

Manchester Museum, Manchester
Sunday 25 February - Sunday 25 August 2024
Celebrate identity, sexuality, gender and community with our regular Pride Tours of the museum. Join a member of our Visitor Team who will take you on a journey through the museum, bringing new voices to the collections. Presented through s...

George Harrison's Birthday Party

The Rose & Monkey Hotel, Manchester
Sunday 25 February 2024
-FREE ENTRY- Come and celebrate everything George Harrison. Live Music and Games! 2-6PM  ...

The Lowry Gallery

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 25 February - Sunday 29 September 2024
The Lowry Gallery has a permanent L.S Lowry exhibition which is open to all, and free to enter.  The Lowry is named after Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887 - 1976) - an artist who spent much of his life in Salford and whose work is strongly ass...

Golden Mummies of Egypt

Manchester Museum, Manchester
Sunday 25 February - Sunday 14 April 2024
Manchester Museum reopens with a one-of-a-kind cultural experience, the Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition. After a hugely successful tour across the USA and China, this stunning exhibition offers unparalleled access to the museum's Egypt a...

Out of the Cask - Rediscovering Julia Perry

RNCM, Manchester
Monday 26 February 2024
RNCM celebrate the work of American composer Julia Perry. Part of their In Focus series, they will be delving into her remarkable life and catalogue of music across a week of performances and talks. Professor of Singing and RNCM Researcher...

Ramona Radio Rave - Ellen Beth Adi (A Certain Ratio)

Ramona, Manchester
Wednesday 28 February 2024
An army of selectas go live on the digital airwaves every Wednesday night, hosted by Ramona Head Music Honcho Jonjo - part of Maribou State Live, so your ears in good hands. This evening, the multi-talented Ellen Beth Abdi of A Certain Rati...

Baby Book Club

Z-arts, Manchester
Wednesday 28 February - Wednesday 26 June 2024
Baby Book Club is a wonderful way to spend time together with your baby (0-2 years) and develop their love of books, stories and reading.   Baby Book Club helps parents develop skills in how to make reading fun for their babies and help d...

Gawain Glenton - The Myth of Venice: 16th-Century Music for Cornetto & Keyboard

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Thursday 29 February 2024
Free lunchtime concert. The appointment of Willaert at San Marco in 1527 heralded the emergence of Venice as a cultural super-power. This recital by Basel-educated, Manchester-based specialist cornetto player Gawain Glenton explores the com...

Rhyme Time

Z-arts, Manchester
Thursday 29 February - Thursday 18 July 2024
Rhyme time is a fun group singing session for babies and toddlers (0-4 years) and their grown-ups.   Singing together and repeating rhymes helps your child develop listening, visual and memory skills, which will help them develop. Rhyme t...

Manchester Song Festival - Chetham's Lunchtime Concert

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Friday 1 March 2024
Watch vocal students from Chetham's School of Music performing in a special free lunchtime concert, in the lead-up to Manchester Song Festival 2024. Chetham's School of Music's remarkable performers are still developing their craft, so we ...

MANTIS Festival

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 March 2024
MANTIS Festival serves to promote new works by postgraduate electroacoustic composers from the University of Manchester. Immersive media environments and human-machine interactivity by music composers and digital artists will be diffused ov...

Saturday Club - Society and Change

Manchester Museum, Manchester
Saturday 2 March - Saturday 6 July 2024
Society and Change Are you aged 13-16? Are you interested in creatively exploring how we can work together towards a fairer and more sustainable future?  In partnership with the  National Saturday Club, the Society & Change Saturday Club...

Family Art Stars

Z-arts, Manchester
Saturday 2 March - Saturday 20 July 2024
Families that learn together, grow together. We are very excited to continue our Family Art Stars sessions every Saturday! Come down, muck in and make some art as a family, spending quality time and learning new techniques. No skill is requ...

Mothers Who Make

HOME, Manchester
Monday 4 March - Monday 3 June 2024
A peer support group and creative exchange session for mothers who are artists - professional and/or passionate - writers, painters, actors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers... every kind of maker welcome, and every kind of mother. The se...

Little Reads

Z-arts, Manchester
Tuesday 5 March - Tuesday 2 July 2024
Little Reads with Manchester Literature Festival. Join Ged for an interactive Storytelling session in our new Children's Library. 10am session - Pre-school/Family session 11am- Inclusive session (If you require a BSL interpreter please do l...

Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Thursday 7 March 2024
As one of Europe's leading classical music saxophone quartets, the London-based Ferio Saxophone Quartet consistently receives a highly enthusiastic reception from audiences and critics alike. Concert engagements have taken the ensemble to t...

Michael Kahan Kapelye

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Free lunchtime concert. The thirteenth generation of The Manchester University Klezmer Ensemble returns to perform a vibrant programme of arrangements of music originating in Eastern European Yiddish cultures. Named after Michael Kahan, a ...

Beatrice Nicholas - Women of the Black Chicago Renaissance

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Thursday 14 March 2024
Free lunchtime concert. Concert pianist Beatrice Nicholas talks and performs solo works by three Chicago Renaissance composers: Florence Price; Margaret Bonds and Betty Jackson King. The Chicago Renaissance was a creative movement that blo...

Quatuor Danel - Weinberg Quartets No. 1 & 2

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Thursday 21 March 2024
Free lunchtime concert. The leading French string quartet - who have been "Quartet in Residence" at the University of Manchester since 2005 - were the first to perform the complete 17 quartets of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, here in Manchester in...

Quatuor Danel - Weinberg Quartets No. 5 & 6

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Friday 22 March 2024
Free lunchtime concert. The leading French string quartet - who have been "Quartet in Residence" at the University of Manchester since 2005 - were the first to perform the complete 17 quartets of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, here in Manchester in...

Culture Monday: Spring Edition

Manchester Museum, Manchester
Monday 25 March 2024
Manchester Museum opens its doors for a special tour aimed at people aged 50 and over in this age friendly Culture Monday. As the Museum is not open to the public on Mondays, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy the galleries at a quiet ti...

Sikh Vaisakhi Celebration

Manchester Museum, Manchester
Saturday 6 April 2024
In partnership with Manchester Sikh Foundation and Feed My City You are invited to a Sikh Vaisakhi celebration at Manchester Museum, in partnership with Manchester Sikh Foundation (Feed My City) on 6 April. The Museum event includes a Langa...

Screenshot

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 17 April 2024
An emotionally charged and thought provoking new chamber opera from Royal Northern College of Music composer Emily Pederson, Screenshot follows the journey of one young woman as she becomes subject to image-based sexual abuse. It sits in ...

The Mancunium Consort

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 3 May 2024
Founded in February 2023, The Mancunium Consort have been described as "one of the rising stars of the Choral Music scene" by world-renowned ensemble, The Gesualdo Six. The Manchester-based choir are led by Harry Mobbs and Joseph Taylor, wi...

Friends of Z-arts

Z-arts, Manchester
Tuesday 7 May - Tuesday 3 December 2024
Friends of Z-arts is where the grown-ups of the Z-arts community meet each other, socialise and help decide what happens to Z-arts. You can ask the Z-arts team questions, tell us what you think, and have your say on what happens at Z-arts i...

Chetham's School of Music Students

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 10 May 2024
Once again, The Bridgewater Hall welcomes talented young musicians from Chetham's School of Music, the specialist music school with its home in the heart of Manchester. This performance features a range of small school ensembles from the sc...

NOMAD

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 17 May 2024
NOMAD are a prize-winning, shape-shifting Manchester-based ensemble, crafting music that moves your heart, moves your feet and moves you around the world. Though co-founded in 2021 by three classically trained musicians - Ailsa Burns, Iona ...

Mali Hayes

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 24 May 2024
Mali Hayes's music is perfumed with vibrant real-life stories and coloured with honesty and soul. Described by Jamie Cullum as "A really great new British female vocalist from Manchester. She's got a real un-flashy kind of approach which I...

Julieth Lozano & Ricardo Gosalbo - An Introduction to Zarzuela

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 31 May 2024
The Instituto Cervantes Manchester, in collaboration with The Iberian and Latin American Music Society, is pleased to present a concert dedicated to Zarzuela, a unique lyrical genre with its roots in 17th Century Spain. On this occasion, we...

Guiliano Modarelli & Kousic Sen

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 14 June 2024
Originally from Italy, Giuliano Modarelli is a London-based guitarist, composer and producer. Having studied Jazz at University, he went on to develop through the Indian classical tradition, studying under renowned sitarist Dharambir Singh,...

Emily Mercer

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 21 June 2024
Emily Mercer is a Manchester based indie artist who boasts some serious range, her genre-defiant music revealing a naturally questioning nature, with ongoing themes of truth seeking, self sabotage, and all that make us messy and human. With...

Bay Bryan

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 2 August 2024
Manchester-based singer, songwriter and multidisciplinary artist Bay Bryan has been compared to artists like Laura Marling, Rufus Wainwright and Anais Mitchell. Stripped down to the roots and performing as a duo with guitarist Matthew Camp...

Jazzette with Carol Jason

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 30 August 2024
FREE Lunchtime concert. Jazzette are led by Carol Jason, a bassist and vocalist specialising in traditional Jewish music and jazz standards. She'll be joined by pianist and vocalist Andy Gleave. Born in Withington, Carol grew up in a fa...

Ahmed Dickinson - The Guitar World of Maria Camahort

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 6 September 2024
The Instituto Cervantes Manchester and The Iberian and Latin American Music Society present Ahmed Dickinson and the Guitar World of Maria Camahort by Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, one of the finest performers of the Cuban clas...

So Many Beauties Collective

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
A spectacular world premiere performance of the So Many Beauties Collective celebrating the power of creativity. With new music co-created by a culturally diverse groups of people living with dementia and performed by some of the North Wes...

Dilettante

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
Dilettante is the brainchild of longtime BC Camplight member Francesca Pidgeon. The Manchester-based art-rock collective serves up a live genre-phobic loop-fest, featuring everything from fuzzy guitar licks to five-part saxophone harmonies....
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