From a gaming extravaganza to a magical weekend festival, there's always plenty to do in the region this weekend. 

1. Just So Festival

Just So Festival is an annual, intimate, weekend-long festival – an imaginative outdoor adventure like no other. Based at the fabulous Rode Hall and Gardens, Just So Festival is the only arts camping festival in the UK dedicated solely to children and their families.

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2. Power Up!

Gamer's rejoice, as the gaming extravaganza Power Up! returns to the Museum of Science and Industry this weekend. With more than 160 consoles and games from Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Mario there's something for everyone

3. True Faith Exhibition

Bringing together work by some of the world’s most notable artists, the True Faith exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery explores the ongoing significance and legacy of New Order and Joy Division through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired.

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4. Pelé: Art, Life, Football

Pelé: Art, Life, Football at the National Football Museum, looks at the stages of the Brazilian icon's life; from Santos to New York via 4 World Cups, through the eyes of artists and photographers around the world.

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5. Chorlton Makers Market

On Saturday 19 August, find the very finest local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and business local to the North West at Chorlton Makers Market.




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