A mix of family friendly events, concerts, shows, exhibitions and much more to get stuck into this May Bank Holiday! 

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The cultural superpowers of China and India go head-to-head in this surreal stage spectacle from artist Keith Khan, choreographed by Xie Xin and Terence Lewis China and India. What do you think you know about them? From Shanghai to Mumbai, superstar choreographers Xie…

Created for music lovers by music lovers. Sounds From The Other City has been a firm underground favourite since 2005; delivering a unique annual event that champions local promoters and celebrates the off-kilter beauty of Salford, the oft-overlooked 'other city' to…

Shirley Craven 22 May 2024

An exhibition of vivid, colour-filled textiles by post-war designer Shirley Craven. Born in Hull in 1934 and evacuated during the Second World War, Craven cites the rural Yorkshire landscape and her post-war education at Hull College of Art and the Royal College of Art (1955-8)…

Join best friends Rachel and Ruby for a kids’ comedy show that’s fun for all the family! Full of sketches, songs, pranks and silliness. Rachel and Ruby use physical comedy and silly characters to bring sketch comedy to children of all ages – a fun way to explore…

Day Out With Thomas 03 Aug 2024

Join Thomas the Tank Engine for a day of adventure at East Lancashire Railway! All aboard a train ride with Thomas, say Hello to Sir Topham Hatt and join Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of fun. There will be lots to enjoy all day, including: • A ride behind Thomas, a REAL…

Formed in 2020 in Manchester, England, this explosive four-piece have quickly gained a reputation for their charged (and often sold out) live shows and unique songs. Influenced by an eclectic mix of music – from The LA's, to Tame Impala and The Doors, Arkayla have a…

SICK! Festival 2024: Where's the Media Now? 22 May 2024

The subjects tackled by Where's the media now…? have been curated in collaboration with residents and organisations of Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown in North Manchester. For the first time in its history, SICK! Festival will take place exclusively in North…

SWEAT 22 May 2024

A sweeping state-of-the-nation play that embraces huge political and economic ideas in a magnificent gritty social drama. Nottage’s stunning writing pits friend against friend as social and racial tensions, once buried by a sense of solidarity, soon rise to the surface in…

A sound system, a production house and legendary selectors - Mungo's Hi Fi need little introduction. Returning to Manchester this May Bank Holiday armed with tons of new and classic productions as well as an ever-growing box of dubplates. Adding to the line-up is none other…

Join Cockfields Farm Park for an unforgettable spectacle! Experience the excitement of our Digger Dance Coreographed to Music – a thrilling event for the whole family! Prepare to be amazed as skilled operators choreograph their diggers to dance in perfect harmony with…

Join Haigh Woodland Park for a Spring Bank Holiday weekend filled with fun activities for the whole family. A collection of some of the region’s top children’s entertainment gathered together in the Walled Gardens of Haigh. Children’s walkabout and Mix n…

In Our Nature is a fun day that invites people to North Manchester to explore nature, the climate and identity. Amongst the trees in Boggart Hole Clough, we are bringing together arts, sports, live music, and activities for all, to celebrate and showcase the community's…

This event sees a number of houses in this south Manchester cul-de-sac open their front doors to artists. Showcasing a wonderful range of painting, sculpture, jewellery, glass-making, design, photography, artisan foods and more, this event is loved as much by the artists as the…

A day of free family fun. Brilliant live performances, music, comedy, dancing, circus, fairground rides, games, crafts, food and drink, face painting, dinosaurs and lots more.