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

Things to do

19 moody photos of Victoria Baths in Manchester

It's hard to think that Victoria Baths were once going to be demolished but these stunning images show it in all its beautiful glory

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In pictures: the 11th Worldwide InstaMeet in Manchester

Keen Instagram users gathered together all over the world at the weekend, including in Manchester

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Earth Hour - 60 things you can do after dark

As lights go off across the city on Saturday night, check out 60 things to do in the dark

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Cornerhouse wants your memories before it closes in April

Use the Scribbler to leave a fond farewell message for Cornerhouse

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Future revealed for Cornerhouse site

What will become of the Cornerhouse site when HOME opens?

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Recommended events

Summer in the City

If you've seen a gig at Castlefield Bowl you know that it can be a wonderful outdoor experience and this year's Summer in the City promises to be just that

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Blackjack Brewtap

March sees their first Brewtap of 2015

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Music

Black Grape

A special, long-awaited reunion show in Manchester with a lineup featuring the likes of Jenna and the Gs, Alias Kid, Metrodome, T-Man and Black Josh (Levelz), plus Clint Boon, MC Tunes and others

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The Skriker

Caryl Churchill's disturbing play re-unites director Sarah Frankcom and actor Maxine Peake

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Urban Food Fest

15 different street food trucks and stalls serving gourmet global street food dishes, a premium bar and cocktail bar, seating, plus live music

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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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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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Clubs

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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