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Festivals in Greater Manchester

Be it in honour of local beers and ales, or commemorating a historical event, you don’t need to tell Mancunians twice to celebrate something.

  • Bolton Food & Drink Festival video

    Bolton Food & Drink Festival video

    ArticleAll the action from Bolton Food & Drink Festival 2011

  • Bookmark Festival

    Bookmark Festival

    23 April 2014 - 02 May 2014

    FestivalOldham Bookmark Festival, a weeklong celebration of all things literary, is back. This year’s line-up includes Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, successful authors, spooky tales and karaoke.

  • Bookmark Festival - Book Bites: Charles Dickens Ghost Stories

    Bookmark Festival - Book Bites: Charles Dickens Ghost Stories

    29 April 2014

    FestivalBook Bites is a series of literary events in the popular Naked Bean café, be one of the first to enjoy this hugely popular evenings with some of the best literary authors, storytellers and theatre companies in the UK

  • Bookmark Festival - Emma Barnes - Children’s Author

    Bookmark Festival - Emma Barnes - Children’s Author

    29 April 2014

    FestivalEmma Barnes writes humorous stories about children getting into mischief, having adventures, falling out with their families and generally battling with the silliness and unpredictability of life.

  • Bookmark Festival - Evening with Poet Laureate - Carol Ann Duffy

    Bookmark Festival - Evening with Poet Laureate - Carol Ann Duffy

    22 April 2014

    ExhibitionA special evening with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy accompanied by acclaimed musician John A Sampson, they’ll be creating a unique collaboration harmonising verse and music into a lyrical muse.

  • Bookmark Festival - Gaynor Arnold - Author Event

    Bookmark Festival - Gaynor Arnold - Author Event

    25 April 2014

    FestivalAward-winning author Gaynor Arnold will talk about her ‘Victorian’ novels: Girl in a Blue Dress (inspired by the marriage of Charles Dickens and long-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and Orange Prize for Fiction) and After Such Kindness (an imagi

  • Bookmark Festival - Monologue Showcase/Drama Workshop

    Bookmark Festival - Monologue Showcase/Drama Workshop

    26 April 2014

    FestivalYou’re invited to the showcase of M6’s Theatre Company winning monologue ‘A Friend Request’ by Kate Collins

  • Bookmark Festival - The Soldier's Song

    Bookmark Festival - The Soldier's Song

    22 April 2014 - 29 April 2014

    FestivalThe Soldier’s Song offers a karaoke liaison with a currently serving soldier.

  • Bookmark Festival - World Book Night - Jane Costello - Author Event

    Bookmark Festival - World Book Night - Jane Costello - Author Event

    23 April 2014

    FestivalCelebrate World Book Night with Jane Costello, one of Britain’s top selling authors. Her first novel, Bridesmaids, was short-listed for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. Jane followed that up with The Nearly-Weds, which was named by the Ro

  • Carrion Crow Beer Festival 2014

    Carrion Crow Beer Festival 2014

    23 May 2014 - 26 May 2014

    FestivalThis year’s beer festival at the Carrion Crow takes place during 23rd through to the 26th May

  • East Lancashire Railway 1940s Weekend

    East Lancashire Railway 1940s Weekend

    24 May 2014 - 25 May 2014

    DemonstrationWe'll meet again at the East Lancashire Railway's 1940s Weekend. Get dressed up and join the singing, dancing and more.

  • Failsworth Carnival

    Failsworth Carnival

    28 June 2014 - 29 June 2014

    FestivalFailsworth Carnival 2014, there will be a Carnival Parade, Fun Fair, Dancing Troupes, Crowning of Carnival Queens Stalls & much, much more!!

  • Festival Oldham

    Festival Oldham

    24 May 2014

    FestivalFestival Oldham is a yearly weekend festival that takes place in the heart of Oldham celebrating the very best art and entertainment the town has to offer. With shows, music and street theatre, this festival celebrates Oldham’s past and future.

  • Friday Food Fight

    Friday Food Fight

    07 March 2014 - 31 May 2014

    FestivalFriday Food Fight is hitting Manchester and bringing food rave to the city. Every Friday night for 12 weeks Upper Campfield Market on Liverpool Road will be taken over by an incredible mix of music, food venues, street food and banging drinks.

  • Future City

    Future City

    21 March 2014 - 27 April 2014

    ArticleFuture City brings the best British contemporary digital artwork to Greater Manchester.