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Manchester's autumn events

Check out our pick of the best events taking place this autumn in Manchester
Autumn Kersal Dale
Rob Martin
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With its attractions, museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs and wealth of very special things to do, Manchester's nothing if not a vibrant city. So it's no surprise to see it serving up a very fine selection of events this autumn. Although the Literature Festival and the Science Festival are the two biggies, there's plenty more besides, so take a look below at the highlights we've chosen and get ready for an autumn to remember.

Autumn events 2015

Kids

Half term in Manchester

This October half term hits just before Halloween so before the trick or treating starts, here are some things to do designed to stop them going berserk

Things to do

Halloween in Manchester

For lovers of the macabre, there are always plenty of Halloween events taking place throughout Manchester to celebrate the eve of the Christian All Hallow’s Day. See what's happening this year in Manchester.

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Audience at MLF
Jon Parker Lee

Manchester Literature Festival

Out of the ashes of the successful Manchester Poetry Festival comes the spreading wings of the full blown Literature Festival which has been bringing high quality live literature events to the city since 2006. Various venues across the city provide the settings for readings, discussions and special events, be they examinations of particular works or good old fashioned book signings. 
Date: 12 -25 October
Various Manchester venues 
www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/

Manchester Science Festival

Manchester Science Festival

This innovative celebration of science has been cleverly established by the Museum of Science, and Industry, driving continued interest in the subject by producing a playful and imaginative exploration and celebration of our scientific past, present and future.
Date: 22 Oct - 1 Nov
Various Manchester venues
www.manchestersciencefestival.com/

Winter events in Manchester

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