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Things to do during the week in Greater Manchester

Stopping over in Manchester for the night? Looking to make the most of it even if it is only a brief visit? Below we have pulled together a range of exciting activities you can get stuck into. 1. Manchester Wine Tours Are you wanting to get a better feel of Manchester as a whole? Do you love wine…

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RHS Urban Show: Growing in the City

What is urban gardening? This, and other key questions surrounding the growing urban gardening movement will be raised at the inaugural RHS Urban Show, from 18 to 21 April at the Depot Mayfield in Manchester. In a major milestone for the Royal Horticultural Society as it celebrates 220 years of…

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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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