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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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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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Rochdale Town Hall reopens to the public

More than 2,500 people joined in the celebrations as Rochdale Town Hall reopened its doors to the public for the first time in four years this weekend. Thousands of visitors from all different walks of life packed into the Grade I listed building, eager to see the results of The National Lottery…

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MTV EMAs 2024 to be held in Manchester

The news that MTV has chosen Manchester as host city for this year's prestigious MTV EMAs has been welcomed by city leaders and partners, along with the anticipated multi-million-pound boost it is expected to provide for the local economy, whilst at the same time significantly boosting Manchester's…

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The future is bright for musicians in Manchester

A guest blog by Chetham’s School of Music There’s never been a better time to be a student in Manchester, especially if you have a passion for music. Manchester featured in the New York Times’ ’52 Places to Go’ list for 2024, and the accolade is made more special as it’s the only location in England…

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