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United We Stream

People around the world will be able to enjoy Greater Manchester's art and culture through a new website streaming live music and performances every night, uniting the city-region during the COVID-19 outbreak. Head over to United We Stream to watch the performances. Recent and upcoming events:…

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Free Manchester themed printable colouring pages

Need something else to keep the children entertained? Want to relax with something that reminds you of Manchester? Well, look what we've got for you... Download, print and colour in our free Manchester themed pages and share on social media using #MCRmissesyou. We'll share them so you and the kids…

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Enjoy the Manchester Open Exhibition… online

The Manchester Open was the most successful exhibition in HOME’s history – with over 32,000 people attending, surpassing even David Lynch: My Head is Disconnected. While the exhibition had to close early due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are still many ways you can enjoy the work of the…

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The all-new Lancashire Cricket podcast

Download the very first episode of Lancashire Cricket's new podcast, the Lancashire Hot Pod! BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read is joined by England interntionals Keaton Jennings and Kate Cross, alongside Red Rose favourite Rob Jones. The trio discuss all things training, touring and freak injuries…

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Love Lowry

With its doors currently closed due to coronavirus, The Lowry in Salford has launched a new, free way for people to continue to enjoy the arts. Launching on The Lowry Blog, Love Lowry will be a daily service of creative activities and art experiences for people to enjoy from their homes. Julia…

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From the Archives: MCR Magazine

MCR Magazine was Visit Manchester’s biannual tourism magazine, published between 2008 and 2016. Over 16 issues the magazine offered an alternative the traditional visitor guides of the time, eschewing guidebook-style listings in favour of feature stories about all aspects of life in Greater…

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