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. 

Jazz Festival

Explore the story behind one of the UK’s largest Egyptology collections 

On Tuesday 21 March, discover the fascinating story behind Manchester Museum's impressive collection of Egyptian antiquities in this engaging talk by Dr Campbell Price. Hosted at the Royal Northern College of Music, delve into the rich history of Egyptology in Manchester and gain insights into the cultural attitudes of the time. The talk coincides with the return of the major international touring exhibition 'Golden Mummies of Egypt', making it a must-see event for all history enthusiasts. Tickets for the talk start at £10. 

Watch international football at the Etihad Campus for £5 

On Wednesday 22 March, England men's under-20s will take on Germany at the Manchester City Academy Stadium. The match is part of a three-match camp for the Young Lions, who are preparing for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia. England qualified for the tournament after winning the U19 European Championship last summer and this will be England's first appearance in the U20 World Cup since they were crowned champions in 2017. Tickets start from £5. 

Enjoy Iftar with Manchester Museum 

In the spirit of Ramadan, the month of hospitality and sharing, the recently re-opened Manchester Museum will host an Iftar, an evening of food, friendship, and conversation across faiths and cultures. Join the celebrations by visiting the museum between 6-9 pm on Wednesday 29 March. 

Visit HOME for their new spring exhibitions  

This Spring, HOME will showcase the works of three artists through three solo exhibitions that encompass a variety of art-forms, including film, photography, painting, and sculpture. The exhibitions offer a unique opportunity to witness the artistic growth of each artist at a pivotal point in their careers. You can find out more via the listing on visitmanchester.com 

Experience an epic modern day performance at Contact Theatre 

Don't miss out on the chance to experience This Town, an incredible modern-day epic narrative poem written and performed by the talented Rory Aaron. With credits including BBC New Creatives and Southbank Poetry Collective, Rory's spoken word skills are not to be missed. This Town is a touching tribute to home, transporting audiences to a post-industrialised landscape and exploring powerful themes of loss, PTSD, and friendship. Through the beauty of poetry, Rory's words weave together a gripping story that will stay with you long after the performance ends. Tickets start from £10 

Book Now: Manchester Jazz Festival 

The Manchester Jazz Festival returns to the city on Friday 19 May, and is a must-see event for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Set to take place at several venues throughout the heart of the city; this festival is a celebration of the very best in jazz music from both local and international artists. With a diverse line-up featuring everything from classic jazz to contemporary fusion, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 


Collecting and interpreting 'Ancient Egypt' at Manchester Museum
Golden Mummies of Egypt

Manchester Museum holds one of the UK's largest Egyptology collections. What's the story behind this fascinating collection?

Manchester Museum
Mummy at Manchester Museum

Plan your visit to Manchester Museum with information on exhibitions, reviews and what's nearby.

This Town By Rory Aaron
Two people hitchhiking to Derby

This Town is a modern-day epic narrative poem, performed and written by exciting new talent Rory Aaron (BBC New Creatives, Southbank Poetry Collective).

Manchester Jazz Festival
Manchester Jazz Festival, musician on stage

mjf2023 will take place between 19-28 May 2023 at venues and sites across Manchester, including a spectacular opening weekender at the new vibrant neighbourhood: mjf2023 @ First Street featuring live music, food and drink!

Royal Northern College of Music
Music Venue

An internationally-acclaimed venue delivering an eclectic programme of music and opera.

HOME Gallery Spring 2023
HOME Events
Collage of pictures

HOME presents three new solo exhibitions by three artists this spring.



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