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Stephen Welsh's Top 5

Curator of Living Cultures at the Manchester Museum shares his favourite places to visit in the region.


Manchester Pride

Its a wonderful celebration of gay culture, a wonderful party and fund raises a lot of money. Highly recommend it. More info


Fletcher Moss Park, Didsbury

This is a beautiful garden near the River Mersey, its really nice in the summer or even on a nice winters day. Actually, all year round its a lovely place to go and relax to see the gorgeous trees and plants. More info


Beech Inn, Chorlton

Brilliant little pub with a lot of real ales and every weekend they have a vintage market going on, so it's a fabulous place to go. More info


Nexus Art Cafe

Fantastic little art gallery. There's a lot of different events going on and its the hub of a very creative community. More info


The Northern Quarter

Whilst there's many different things going on there, from places to eat and drink to fantastic shops, it's very creative and has its own little atmosphere, I recommend paying a visiting. More info