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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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What's new in Greater Manchester for 2024

As Manchester embraces the new year, 2024 promises a fresh array of experiences for visitors. Following a bustling 2023 with exciting openings like the revamped Manchester Museum and the innovative Castlefield Viaduct sky park, the city remains a hub of cultural dynamism. Look forward to an engaging…

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MediaCity Presents Winter Fest 2023

MediaCity’s festive season has now officially kicked off and on Thursday 7th December its waterfront will be illuminated by Quays Culture’s striking Lightwaves installation in 15 locations across MediaCity and The Quays. The free festival of light art returns to MediaCity with a range of immersive…

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Tom Barnes to Open Skof in Manchester

The first restaurant from the northern-born chef will open in Spring 2024. Chef, Roux Scholar and Simon Rogan alumnus Tom Barnes confirms he will open his first restaurant in Manchester in spring 2024, with a vision to create an unpretentious yet ambitious dining experience in the North. Having…

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Rochdale to light up with new Fire Festival

The countdown to Christmas begins in Rochdale later this month with a spectacular new two day event and magical family entertainment leading up to the lights switch-on. ‘Ignite’ Fire Festival will transform the gardens opposite Rochdale Town Hall from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 November with two free…

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First look at Central Bay's epic culinary line-up

Ahead of its official opening, Salford’s epic new waterfront food and drink destination Central Bay has today unveiled the full line-up of gastronomic greatness that will feature across its Kargo MKT foodhall and street kitchens, making it the largest of its kind in Greater Manchester. With a…

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