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. 

1. Watch the world-famous Harlem GlobeTrotters 

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour is coming to Manchester this week with a game like never before. Your favourite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skills and outrageous athleticism. Join the Globetrotters at the AO Arena as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the one of the world’s most iconic, exhibition basketball teams. Tickets start from £25. 

2. Experience Tchaikovsky under candlelight at Manchester Cathedral 

Escape to a world of enchantment and music at Manchester Cathedral’s latest Candlelight series event. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake features a talented orchestra performing one of the most beloved ballets of all time in a stunning candlelit setting, accompanied by beautiful lighting effects. Indulge in delicious refreshments while enjoying the beauty of Swan Lake. Whether you're a music lover or just looking for a unique night out, this event is not to be missed. Tickets start from £25 

3. Explore the People’s History Museum with your own guided tour 

On Saturday 29 April, join a guided tour of the People’s History Museum’s main galleries to find out more about the museum’s collections and stories. Led by Dr Bob Dinn from the museum’s Visitor Experience Team, this 45-minute guided tour of Main Gallery Two explores politics and protest after 1945. From the foundation of the Welfare State to LGBTQI+ rights, green issues and migration. Tickets start from £6. 

4. Discover the Best of Spanish Cuisine and Culture at The Oast House in Spinningfields 

On Sunday 30 April, Manchester favourite, The Oast House, is partnering with Madri Exceptional, to offer the best of Spanish cuisine and entertainment, with tapas, paella, churros, and a limited-edition gin, infused with classic Spanish flavours. Live music and dance performances add to the atmosphere at The Oast House's beautiful outdoor space. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Spain in the heart of Manchester. Entry is free.  

5. Spend your evening with some enchanted Mermaids at Sea Life Manchester 

On Friday and Saturday this week, there’ll be some very special evening visitors at SEA LIFE Manchester. Come and explore the full aquarium in these limited, intimate evening sessions and you’ll also get a rare chance to marvel at the real-life mermaids as they join sea turtles, Cammy & Ernie in the ocean tank for a magical time! If you catch their eye, you may even get a mer-mazing greeting! 

Book Now:  Manchester Collective: Rosewood  

Don't miss the chance to witness a unique collaboration between Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe and the Manchester Collective this May. The tour showcases a stunning range of music, from the baroque classic ‘La Folia’ to David Lang’s ‘Killer’, with Shibe performing on classical and electric guitar alongside the Collective's all-star string quartet. The programme also features two new works written specifically for the occasion, including Emily Hall's 'Potential Space' and Kelly Moran's 'Living Again', a moving tribute to the loss of her first love. Tickets between £5-£15 


Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time.

People's History Museum
People's History Museum Building

People’s History Museum is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

The Oast House
The Oast House

The Oast House Spinningfields is located in the heart of Manchester City Centre. Visitors can sip on Cask Ales and sample English platters or barbecued food from the outdoor kitchen.



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