Our top tips for making the most of the week ahead, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, visit our What’s On page.

Victoria Baths

1. Smash hit London Palladium show comes to Manchester

The colourful London Palladium production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Manchester Opera House from Monday 21 March. The multi-award-winning show has been performed in over 80 countries worldwide and has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals with stars such as Alexandra Burke, Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow gracing the stage. Tickets are on sale now, with performances running until 2 April.

2. Join a song writing group in Manchester

Passion for music or like the idea of writing your own songs? Manchester Jewish Museum’s song-writing group meets monthly to create new music inspired by the themes and stories in their collection and by the artists and events in their creative programme. With no previous musical experience necessary, this group is perfect for anyone who likes to sing, write creatively, play instruments, or just loves to be part of something.

3. Take a tour of the Grade II listed Victoria Baths

Join the team at Victoria Baths for an entertaining and informative tour of the Grade II listed building conducted by an experienced volunteer guide. Victoria Baths served the community for 86 years with three swimming pools, Turkish Baths, a Laundry, Slipper Baths and an Aerotone. Once known as Manchester’s ‘water Palace’, the baths also won BBC Two’s first Restoration programme in 2003. Tour tickets start from £8.

4. Mother’s Day in Greater Manchester

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and when it comes to treating the special lady in your life, Greater Manchester has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for the perfect activity to spend some quality time or for a unique gift to make her day special this Mother’s Day, we’re rounding up some of the best things we know will be a hit in our guide -  12 Things to do this Mother’s Day in Greater Manchester

5. New exhibition celebrating Manchester’s women now open

A poignant, open-air exhibition paying tribute to the women who shaped Manchester’s history is now open to the public at Kampus. The exhibition comprises of ten pieces of art depicting ten different women who had an impact on the city. The exhibition at Kampus will be free for the public to attend and to mark Women’s History Month, visitors will also be encouraged to celebrate a woman in their life by emblazoning the garden with ribbons in the colours of the suffragettes – white for purity, purple for dignity and green for hope.

Book Now: Heaton Hall Tour

The latest phase of repairs to the magnificent Grade I Listed Heaton Hall, which is situated within Heaton Park, North Manchester, have been completed with tours around the Hall set to begin from April. As one of the very few Grade I listed buildings nationally, Heaton Hall has been on Historic England’s At Risk list for many years. Maintenance and ongoing repairs were started over three  years ago and have now been completed, revealing its former splendour and to help protect the architectural gem for future generations. Tour guide Jonathan Schofield will offer tours every second Sunday from 11am.




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