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. Celebrate the region’s 133 libraries with the Manchester Festival of Libraries

From 7-11 June, celebrate the vibrant Manchester Festival of Libraries across Greater Manchester. Supported by Arts Council England, this Greater Manchester event highlights the indispensable role of the city-region’s 133 libraries. Engaging activities, performances, exhibitions, and debates will take place in renowned heritage libraries like Central Library, Chetham's Library, and The Portico Library, as well as local libraries serving their communities. Join this inspiring celebration and embrace the power of libraries in civic life.

2. Explore the fun-loving and multi-talented Sam Fitton at Gallery Oldham

Discover Finding the Funny at Gallery Oldham, an exhibition showcasing the remarkable artwork of Sam Fitton. Immerse yourself in Fitton's whimsical world, filled with vibrant paintings, witty illustrations, and hilarious sculptures and experience the power of humour as ordinary objects transform into sources of endless amusement. This multi-sensory exhibition invites you to laugh, reflect, and find joy in the simplest things.

3. Catch a seriously sassy show at HOME

Don't miss out on the seriously sassy show, The Remix, by Hot Brown Honey at HOME this week. This burlesque-cabaret-political protest fusion features the finest female First Nation talent from Australia and New Zealand. Get ready for kicking beats, satirical skits, and jaw-dropping circus skills in a powerful showcase that aims to decolonize and moisturize. After a sell-out run at the Sydney Opera House, The Remix is now arriving at HOME, so book your tickets now and experience the fierce femme energy of Hot Brown Honey.

4. Revamp your wardrobe with a pre-loved swap shop at Selfridges

Experience a fashion revolution at Selfridges Manchester with their highly anticipated Swap Shop by LOANHOOD. From sustainable style enthusiasts to fashion-forward trendsetters, this event offers an exciting opportunity to refresh your wardrobe without harming the planet. Browse through an eclectic collection of pre-loved designer garments and accessories, showcasing the beauty of circular fashion. Don't miss out on this unique chance to swap, shop, and make a positive impact on the environment.

5. Stalybridge’s monthly street festival returns this Friday

Stalybridge Street Fest returns on Friday 9 June, offering a mouth-watering selection of street food, refreshing beverages, live music, and activities. Located in the beautiful Armentieres Square along the canal in Stalybridge town centre, this festival promises an unforgettable experience. Indulge in diverse culinary delights, quench your thirst, groove to live music, and enjoy exciting workshops and family-friendly entertainment. Join in for a day filled with food, music, and vibrant festivities.

Book Now: An Evening with Tony Award winner Levi Kreis at Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge

Join Sonata on Wednesday 26 July for an enchanting evening featuring Tony Award winner Levi Kreis. Experience his captivating vocals, engaging storytelling, and unparalleled stage presence and be mesmerised by a diverse repertoire of soulful melodies and heartfelt ballads. The intimate Sonata setting guarantees an immersive experience where every seat feels close to the performance. Don't miss this opportunity to create lasting memories and witness musical mastery at its finest. Tickets start from £25.

New Opening: Gail’s Bakery, King Street Manchester

Gail's Bakery, renowned for its artisan bread and pastries, opens on King Street, Manchester this week. Their menu features classic and innovative creations, from sourdough bread to indulgent cinnamon buns. With a warm atmosphere and exceptional customer service, Gail's promises a delightful experience. Whether you're a bread lover or craving something sweet, this new addition to Manchester's culinary landscape is sure to please. Stop by and savour the flavours that make Gail's Bakery a beloved name in baking. 


Festival of Libraries 2023
Eccless Library

Manchester City of Literature’s Festival of Libraries returns for 2023. This county-wide celebration of Greater Manchester’s 133 libraries will take place from 7-11th June 2023.

Swap Shop by Loanhood at Selfridges ExchangeSwap Shop by Loanhood at Selfridges Exchange

Shop with what you’ve already got at Selfridges first-ever swap shop by LOANHOOD, a fashion rental marketplace and service. Swap that once-loved item for your next obsession and keep fashion circulating.

Gallery Oldham
Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham provides a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages.

Hot Brown Honey - The Remix
HOME Events
Hot Brown Honey cast in gold costumes

Fresh from their sell out shows at Sydney Opera House, Hot Brown Honey are bringing their seriously sassy show, The Remix, to our city this summer.

Department Store
Selfridges in Exchange Square

Selfridges Exchange Square is located in the heart of the city and a luxury shopping experience, home to the most sought-after and exclusive designer brands in the world

Stalybridge Street Fest
Stalybridge Street Fest

Stalybridge Street Fest is back on the menu starting in May with the same great street food and drink traders, musicians and activities.

GAIL'S Bakery
Show / Display
Baked breads in a bakery window

Ahead of the bakery opening on Manchester's King Street, GAIL'S Bakery partnered with local artist Amy Coney and local florist Chloe Robinson to join in with the Flower Festival festivities.



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