Your ultimate guide to Manchester

Discover Manchester's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife

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Halloween in Manchester

It's here. Get your outfits on and trick or treat the night away.

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Cup North celebrates the delights of coffee

Nothing knows how to party like a cappucino. Coffee gets its own party all weekend.

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16 thrilling things to do this week

Halloween is a time of mischief and there's plenty of it about this week...

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Grimmfest presents sci-fi double bills at MOSI

It's Grimmfest up North with three sci-fi double screenings including 'Brazil' and 'Alien'

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Manchester's Jane Cordell is a woman of influence

We talk to the woman listed as one of the most influential disabled people in the UK

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Christmas Light Switch On

The light switch on marks the start of the Festive season - hark the herald angels sing, as over town the cash tills ring

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Film

Mr Turner

Mike Leigh on top form in this sumptuous telling of the life of one of our greatest artists.

Time Out says
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Music

The Knife

Remember, remember the fifth of November with deft, dazzling electro pop siblings, The Knife.

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#HookedonMusic Late

A night of music, science and silent disco with Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam.

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Theatre

Barnum

One of the world’s great showmen, PT Barnum has the ultimate accolade of a musical in his honour, and this one has, literally, all the fun of the fair. It follows his rise, fall and rise again, and the larger than life man gets the larger than life treatment in a show that comes complete with its very own circus. It takes a big personality to do Barnum justice and this musical has one in the shape of Brian Conley, a man who shouldn’t have any difficulty in convincing you that he’s America’s Greatest Showman. But can he walk a tightrope live on stage?

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Where to eat and drink in Manchester

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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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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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Enjoy some Manchester culture

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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

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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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The best cheap eats in Manchester

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

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Nightlife

The best clubs in Manchester

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

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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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