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  1. Manchester

    Cemeteries may be seen as places primarily associated with death, but there is a Northern artist – Debbie Sharp – who is working to celebrate cemeteries and the lives behind the headstones. She has recently begun work as artist in residence at…

  2. Manchester

    A former car showroom buried under the atmospheric arches of Deansgate Castlefield is now one of Manchester’s biggest cutting-edge arts venues. Welcome to 53two, a place ‘For artists, by artists’ with ‘limitless possibilities’ according to the…

  3. Manchester

    From restaurants right underground to eateries tucked down alleyways, Manchester’s complex network of streets and snickets boasts a variety of alternative places to eat.

  4. Artist and photographer Simon Buckley is back with an even more extensive line-up for Not Quite Light Weekend 2019 (28-31 March): with a running theme of the long-weekend’s eclectic creativity being Hauntology.

  5. Manchester

    HABIT, a new horror movie shot and set in Manchester is set for release in July. The film is set to make waves upon release, starring actress Jessica Barden from THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD in her first lead role in a movie.  HAUNT caught up with…

  6. Salford

    If you haven’t seen Ordsall Hall, it is certainly a striking sight – and something you may not first expect in this urban area of Salford.

  7. Andrew Brooks is a photographer whose images strike awe into the viewer, documenting the ‘forgotten’ side of cityscapes – as well as the splendour of the natural world – in a way that opens eyes and minds, darkness and light.

  8. Manchester

    The John Rylands Library is a stand-out neo-Gothic building located on Manchester’s busy Deansgate – and as well as it being of significant cultural value, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city centre.

  9. Add The King's Arms, Salford: the thriving community arts pub minutes from Manchester city centre to your Itinerary

    Bloom Street , Salford

    A five-minute walk away from Manchester Deansgate is a bohemian bustling boozer, complete with a cobbled beer garden, built-in upstairs theatre and David Bowie themed snug - The King's Arms.

  10. Manchester

    A Gothic style novel inspired by the streets and stories of late nineteenth century Manchester – ‘The Night Brother’(2017) by Rosie Garland – is soon going to be coming to life, in the form of a unique walking tour on Saturday 3rd November...

  11. Dippy the Diplodocus is recognised by many as the dinosaur skeleton cast which stood inside London’s Natural History Museum for more than 110 years; now he is going on tour, and Rochdale is his North West stop – for five months!

  12. Band on the Wall is the home of suprising as well as inspiring stories - including a stage literally suspended on a wall, ‘scuttler gangs’, bare-knuckle boxing matches, a menagerie on the roof, and plenty more!

  13. Manchester

    Underneath Manchester’s All Saints Park is a hidden history – an estimated 16,000 bodies. For this was the site of a former Victorian Cemetery, set up to cater for the parishioners of All Saints – a church and area just off Oxford Road. Michala…

  14. Manchester

    A couple of streets away from Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints campus, in the backstreets of Hulme, a truly terrifying music video has recently been created for North West based band Evil Blizzard. Their single ‘Unleash The Misery’…

  15. Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester

    During the great advances of industrialisation in Northern England, Manchester gained City status in 1853. 26 years later, ‘On the ninth day of October A.D. 1879’ (As Joseph Heron the town clerk put it) the mayor of the City, Alderman Charles Sydney…

  16. Manchester

    ‘I’m quite looking forward to tackling the city once again’ – Jeff Noon on Manchester, Vurt, dark romanticism and new novel Slow Motion Ghosts

  17. Tania Hershman reflects on her experiences as Writer-In-Residence at Manchester’s Southern Cemetery, creativity, attitudes to death and writing a book about Time.

  18. It welcomed Queen Victoria in 1851 and was a hit with L.S. Lowry – Peel Park is a place rich with historic wonder and interesting goings-on, tucked down on the Salford Flood Plain. Now it has its own Writer in Residence: Adam Farrer.

  19. Manchester

    Towerblock flats, East Manchester spaces strewn with scrap metal, self-styled Concrete Retreats, scrublands and even rifle rooms – these are just some of the places where Ashton-born creative artist LoneLady records in and is inspired by.

  20. Add Murder in the Library: Author Catherine Fox talks about a story set in Manchester's Portico to your Itinerary


    The Portico Library is an independent subscription library and exhibition space, first opened in the city in 1806.

  21. Add Smithills Hall, Bolton – explore the history of one of Greater Manchester’s oldest manor houses to your Itinerary


    Set on the slopes of the West Pennine Moors just above Bolton, the impressive black and white frontage of the Grade I listed Smithills Hall has a history spanning over 700 years, with plenty of stories and secrets behind it.