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1. The birthplace of the Suffragette movement welcomes visitors with a new exhibition 

On Sunday 29 August, The Pankhurst Centre - birthplace of the Suffragette movement - reopened its doors to the public for the first time in over a year. Once home to Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters, the house and museum has also unveiled a new exhibition At Home with the Pankhurst Family, exploring the lives of the family, and a chance to visit the small parlour where the first-ever meeting of the Suffragette movement took place. Open Thursday’s and Sundays, you can pre-book a ticket to the centre here

2. Fill up on scran at Stockport Food and Drink Festival 

Visit Stockport for three days of the Food and Drink Festival, taking place across the town from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 September. The festival offers two outdoor kitchens on stage with live demonstrations from chefs; worldwide cuisine with over 70 food and drink stalls; pop-up entertainment; a children’s fruit trail, and Shire Horses from Robinsons Brewery. Find out more about the free festival and where to find all the action, here

3. LGBT+ celebrations continue with Didsbury Pride 

Following last weekend’s Manchester Pride Festival, the rainbow celebrations continue with smaller events, including Didsbury Pride on Saturday 4 September. Now in its third year, the Pride event is a community-organised event, and this year the free event includes a line-up of local entertainment, including the Happy Mondays’ Rowetta, plus stalls, food and celebrations. 

4. The Flying Scotsman returns to East Lancashire Railway 

East Lancashire Railway plays host to the most iconic steam engine in history – when the Flying Scotsman returns for a visit for a weekend from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 September. The last few limited tickets are now remaining for a rare opportunity to ride in a carriage pulled by the most famous steam engine in the world! 

5. Enjoy the last week of Burrs Live and catch live music at Head for the Hills festival 

The Met’s outdoor music venue, Burrs Live at Burrs Country Park completes its final week of events, closing on Sunday 5 September. Be sure to head along and check out the range of events taking place, which also coincides with The Met’s music festival Head for the Hills, which takes place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September with two days of jampacked live music from world-class headliners, fun-filled family-friendly activities, as well as great food and drink.  

+ Book Now: Glow winter illuminations coming to RHS Garden Bridgewater this November 

A new event on the calendar for 2021, RHS Garden Bridgewater will be transformed with an illuminating display across its gardens, spectacularly lighting up the night with sparkling trees, shrubs and water features basking in the glow. 

Running from Wednesday 17 November to Thursday 30 December, tickets are now on sale for the dazzling event, which will showcase its best-loved locations, including the Weston Walled Garden, Chinese Streamside Garden and Ellesmere Lake, as never seen before. 


The Pankhurst Centre
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Pankhurst Centre

62 Nelson Street, Manchester, the birthplace of the Suffragette movement, is now the Pankhurst Centre.

Flying Scotsman Returns
Flying Scotsman

The East Lancashire Railway (ELR) will play host to the most iconic steam engine in history - when Flying Scotsman returns to its tracks next spring.

Burrs Live
Blue poster: Burrs Live

The inaugural Burrs Live – By The Met will be bringing a festival atmosphere to Burrs Country Park this summer with two weeks of live music, community events, family fun and artisan food in the great outdoors.

RHS Garden Bridgewater
Formal Garden
RHS Garden Bridgewater entrance, cafe and shop

Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.



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