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

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See off January on the dancefloor

As January concludes, Manchester's party rota is back in absolute full swing. Expect a wealth of options this weekend alone, but here are four choices of parties big and small 

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What's inn a name? Manchester's most peculiar pub names

We take a look at the names of some of its best known public houses

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Manchester's Modernist marvels

Five wonderful Modernist buildings in the city

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10 not-to-be-missed things to do in Manchester this week

Heavenly choirs, huge organs, at least two bona fide classics and more than a little good music 

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The oldest bed in town

Let's hope the sheets have been changed!

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Recommended events

Theatre

wonder.land

MIF announce a new commission based on 'Alice in Wonderland' with music by Damon Albarn, directed by Rufus Norris

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Music

Sacred Sounds Women's Choir Showcase

The sound of a choir can be inspirational, and when it's made up of women from different faiths, even more so

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Theatre

East Is East

Ayub Khan Din's quite brilliant comedy drama, set in 1970s Salford

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Art

Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War

A collection of paintings reflecting the artist's war years

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Dance

Polish Dance Spectacular

This promises to be, as the title suggests, spectacular with groups UK wide coming

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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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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

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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Nightlife

The best clubs in Manchester

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

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Nightlife

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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