Horticultural highlights include National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4, giant garden games, Smell the Roses with Rachel de Thame, Daimuid Gavin knows his Onions Dig the city disco. Fabulous floral show gardens.

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  • Access All Areas at Blue Planet Aquarium

    Access All Areas at Blue Planet Aquarium

    23 July 2014 - 31 August 2014

    ArticleSee Behind the Scenes with an "Access All Areas" tour this summer.

  • A Compás

    A Compás

    29 September 2014

    PerformanceIn a scintillating fusion of heartwrenching vocals, explosive footwork and virtuoso guitar playing, Jaleo return to Britain after three years with their latest new stage show A Compás, brimming over with the intoxicating rhythms, palpable energy and

  • Adventure Based Learning - Adventure Quest

    Adventure Based Learning - Adventure Quest

    21 July 2014 - 25 July 2014

    Participatory EventAdventure Based Learning are doing it again !

    Adventure Quest is back, 5 day courses for Years 6 & 7 (aged 10-11)

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    Alice Through The Looking Glass

    12 August 2014

    PerformancePendle Productions treats you to Alice's journey across a chess board in a topsy-turvy land.

  • Around The World In 80 Days

    Around The World In 80 Days

    17 July 2014 - 16 August 2014

    ArticleAn incredible tale of adventure that's perfect for all the family.

  • Back to Broadway

    Back to Broadway

    01 October 2014

    PerformanceBack To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals!

  • Bantams

    Bantams

    23 October 2014

    PerformanceA Hyde Festival Theatre Company and Tameside Cultural Services Production Bantams

  • Billy, The Monster and ME!

    Billy, The Monster and ME!

    20 September 2014

    PerformanceJoin Billy on his adventure of a lifetime. Find out what happens when a Monster appears in Billy's bedroom on the very day that his family are just too busy to play.

  • Black Dyke Band

    Black Dyke Band

    03 October 2014

    PerformanceOne of the country’s favourite brass bands will be at the Oldham Coliseum for one performance only. Black Dyke band

  • BUCK 2014

    BUCK 2014

    23 August 2014 - 24 August 2014

    Exhibition

  • Bury Light Night 2014

    Bury Light Night 2014

    10 October 2014

    FestivalEnjoy this wonderful mix of arts, light installations, music and performance as venues and attractions Bury stay open late the town's second Light Night event.

  • Castleshaw Roman Forts - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

    Castleshaw Roman Forts - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

    14 September 2014

    FestivalCastleshaw Roman Forts - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

  • Castleshaw Roman Forts - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

    Castleshaw Roman Forts - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

    17 September 2014

    FestivalCastleshaw Roman Forts - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

  • Chew Valley Horse Shoe - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

    Chew Valley Horse Shoe - South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival

    08 September 2014

    FestivalChew Valley Horse Shoe. A delightful and exciting guided walk around the tops of the Chew Valley. Visiting Alphin Pike, Indian’s Head, Chew Reservoir, Dove Stones Edge, Ashway Rocks and Birchen Clough.

  • Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment

    Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment

    23 May 2014 - 28 September 2014

    ArticleJourney inside the largest scientific experiment ever constructed, at Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)