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Greater Manchester’s Rising Stars

Manchester’s musical talent reaches far and wide, covering a multitude of genres and styles. From pop and R&B, to hip-hop and drill. With some inspiring talent making a name for themselves, we’ve found just a few rising stars you should know about before they become household names. Listen to their…

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Unmissable Music in Manchester: April 2024

1. The Black Keys at Co-op Live Multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band, The Black Keys, will be playing Co-op Live during it’s opening week on 27 April, and will be joined by Circa Waves. The rock and roll duo are preparing to release their 12th studio album Ohio Players, on 5 April 2024. Catch…

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Top 10 Instagrammable Hotels in Manchester

Get your camera ready to capture some great pictures at our most Instagrammable hotels in Manchester! From chic interiors to stunning views, you're sure to have a stay you won't forget. The Midland Hotel Set in the heart of Manchester, this Grade II listed building exudes elegance and history…

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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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