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Immerse yourself and the family in The Lost Carnival

Calling all fans of the weird, macabre and magical. Fancy getting lost inside a freaky fairground cum circus? Theatre creators Wild Rumpus are turning Burrs Country Park in Bury into a Lost Carnival this weekend

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HOMEwarming is coming - can you find one of their hidden prizes?

HOME are giving away a series of prizes hidden in and around Manchester

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Manchester's new canal paths for ducks aren't quackers

Temporary duck lanes have appeared on canal paths around the city

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The rudest street names in Greater Manchester

The streets of Greater Manchester are full of smut...

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It's Not Just Soup for Manchester's homeless

City restaurants take to the streets to help those in need of a decent meal

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Events in Manchester

Things to do

Chorlton Arts Festival

One of the UKs leading regional arts festivals returns to leafy Chorlton in May, from the 15th to the 24th, celebrating 15 years with a line up choc-a-block with performance, music, comedy and art

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The best things to do this week in Manchester

Our line up of the best that Manchester has to offer this coming week

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Music

Gigs in Manchester

From big name touring acts to hot new bands, we've rounded up some of the best gigs in Manchester

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Theatre

Theatre shows in Manchester

Make sure you don't miss any of the ace new shows, plays and musicals in town

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Art

Art exhibitions in Manchester

Get your culture fix with a trip to one of these exhibitions and shows

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Where to eat and drink in Manchester

Restaurants

The best coffee shops and cafés in Manchester

Coffee remains hot but tea's very cool these days. Here's where to get your hit of both

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Manchester's best burgers

Partial to a patty? Head to these and get your burger fix

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Bars and pubs

The best pubs in Manchester

From lovely locals to great gastros, make a beeline for these brilliant boozers

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Restaurants

The best restaurants in Manchester

Whatever tickles your culinary fancy, there are plenty of very good restaurants to get stuck into

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Bars and pubs

The best cocktail bars in Manchester

If creative concoctions are your thing, take a peek here and partake in a tipple or two

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Manchester in pictures

Art

25 photos reflecting Manchester

A mirror image of this great city and its ever changing landscape

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Art

23 fascinating photos of old Hulme from Al Baker

Free parties, crumbling crescents and urban damage are all on display

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18 intriguing photos that show Manchester from a new angle

Manchester always looks good, but take a look at the city from above, below or reflected in a puddle and it becomes magical

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19 moody photos of Victoria Baths in Manchester

The beautiful Victorian building is bleedin' beautiful once more

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Enjoy some Manchester culture

Things to do

The best museums in Manchester

Delve deep and marvel at Manchester's vibrant cultural institutions 

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The best free things to do in Manchester

Explore these and have your fill of fun for a lot less lolly

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The best art galleries in Manchester

From the best of yesteryear to the mercilessly modern, Manchester has it all

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Top ten Manchester attractions

Check this out for our ten favourite places to visit in Manchester

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Theatre

The best theatres in Manchester

Find a stage to suit in the city with our pick of Manchester's best theatres

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More things to do in Manchester

Things to do

Manchester events calendar

Diaries at the ready: check out the biggest events all-year-round

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Bars and pubs

The best craft beer bars in Manchester

If craft's your creed, head to these and worship at the altar of ale

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Restaurants

The best cheap eats in Manchester

Please your pocket by bagging a culinary bargain at these great spots

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Clubs

The best clubs in Manchester

If there's one thing Manchester does well, it's clubbing

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Clubs

The best comedy clubs in Manchester

Aching to be amused? Check these out, and have those sides split

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Travel

The best hotels in Manchester

Looking for somewhere to rest your head? Here's where to hit the hay

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