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Ancoats: A comprehensive guide

East of Manchester’s popular Northern Quarter is Ancoats, an area of the city that has been transformed almost unrecognisably in recent years. Only almost, though: unmoved are the former factories that characterise ‘the world’s first industrial suburb’, deconsecrated church and Grade II listed…

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Celebrate Holi in Manchester, The Festival of Colours

Enjoy a day full of colours and laughter at Holi, the festival that turns streets into a vibrant canvas. Imagine spending the day dancing, throwing vibrant powder, and splashing water balloons with friends and strangers alike. If you're up for an unforgettable experience, come join us at one of the…

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Festival of Libraries returns for 2024

133 libraries taking part ~ free events programme ~ Wednesday 12 June to Sunday 16 June 2024 Manchester City of Literature is preparing to celebrate the joy of libraries with Greater Manchester and the world when the Festival of Libraries takes place from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 June 2024…

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The solo travellers guide to Manchester

Solo travel – the best way to see a place at your own pace, explore your own interests, and meet new people. Manchester has plenty to keep solo travellers entertained, with its huge range of things to do, places to eat and incredible places to stay. With its never-ending events calendar, solo…

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Favourite roast dinners across Manchester

Nothing beats a full Sunday roast dinner, especially now the weather is dropping. As a key element of British culture, it’s important to know where to head towards to get that pub grub fix. Here are some of the regions favourite spots: Hawksmoor has updated its slow roast rump with all the trimmings…

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